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    1. October 2, 2014

      When lender is Wonga no longer, moral ambiguity will relocate

      Andy Haste, group chairman and chief disinfectant of Wonga, has dumped the geriatric puppets that advertised the payday...

    2. October 2, 2014

      Wonga to write off £220m of loans owed by customers

      Wonga suffered its second big setback in three days as it agreed with the UK regulator to write off the debt of 330,000...

    1. September 9, 2014

      Wonga taps RSA for UK managing director as it rebuilds top team

      Wonga has hired an executive from insurer RSA to take over as its UK managing director as the country’s biggest payday...

    2. July 14, 2014

      Quindell starts on long road back to favour

      Quindell has learnt its first lesson in the school of corporate penitence. Its unusually long update went a step towards...

    3. July 14, 2014

      Wonga’s new chairman scraps advertising puppets amid review

      The newly appointed chairman of Wonga has moved to clean up the business, dropping advertising that might encourage young...

    4. March 25, 2014

      Discounted rights issues that came with a heavy price

      When it comes to discounted rights issues, RSA – and the insurance sector – has form.The exit of Bob Mendelsohn, then chief...

    5. February 22, 2013

      RSA faces investor anger over bonuses

      RSA, the FTSE 100 insurer, is facing the threat of a revolt over executive pay, after stoking investor anger with plans to...

    6. August 2, 2012

      RSA raises interim dividend by 2%

      RSA has cemented its status as the FTSE 100’s third-highest-yielding stock, raising its interim dividend even after costly...

    7. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2012

      Weekend news catch-up

      Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       Citic to buy CLSA, Crédit Agricole’s HK brokerage,...

    8. April 10, 2012

      Ex-RSA chief’s £500,000 golden goodbye

      The former chief executive of RSA received a £500,000 payout on his departure from the insurer, helping to increase his...

    9. November 21, 2011

      Lloyds hit again as key recruit drops out

      Lloyds Banking Group has been thrown into further turmoil after it emerged that a key management recruit reversed plans to...

    10. November 3, 2011

      RSA sees strong full year despite flood claims

      RSA has stuck to its profitability guidance for the full year in spite of claims from the severe rain and flooding in...

    11. August 4, 2011

      Chief hails emergence of ‘new Aviva’

      Andrew Moss said “a new Aviva” was emerging as the chief executive of the life and general insurer unveiled solid first-half...

    12. August 4, 2011

      Chief executive to step down at RSA

      Andy Haste stunned the market with his decision to step down after eight years as chief executive at RSA, the UK-listed...

    13. FT Alphaville

      August 4, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Lloyds Banking Group announces half year loss following PPI hit; maintains guidance...

    14. March 17, 2011

      Sector draws executives from beyond its own ranks

      What comes to mind when you think of the word “actuary”? For most people the image is probably of someone a bit like an...

    15. February 24, 2011

      RSA seeks to double emerging markets volumes

      RSA aims to double the volume of business it writes in emerging markets by 2015 to more than £2bn, the UK-listed general...

    16. January 20, 2011

      RSA joins list of victims of winter’s big freeze

      This winter’s burst pipes, leaking roofs and icy roads will add up to an extra £142m ($226m) in claims for RSA, which issued...

    17. November 5, 2010

      Higher car and home premiums boost RSA

      Price increases for car and home insurance are helping RSA record better premium growth in the UK, its largest single...

    18. October 4, 2010

      RSA in £260m takeover of Canada’s GCAN

      RSA, the non-life insurer, has moved swiftly on to its next target after a recent failed bid for parts of rival Aviva’s...

    19. September 7, 2010

      Archie finds new director at Tesco

      ITV chairman Archie Norman has gone shopping at Tesco to replenish the female cast members of the board, hiring the...

    20. August 16, 2010

      A case of marry in Haste for RSA?

      In the glow of European gold, Jessica Ennis, the heptathlete, twice namechecked the sponsorship largesse of Aviva on Radio...

    21. August 16, 2010

      RSA / Aviva

      The British insurance sector’s locker room is awash with testosterone. Barely had cold water been poured on Prudential’s...

    22. August 15, 2010

      RSA secures £5bn backing from banks

      RSA has commitments from three leading investment banks that they could raise at least £5bn in equity for the UK’s largest...

    23. August 5, 2010

      Earthquake fails to dent RSA outlook

      Andy Haste, chief executive of RSA, said that big losses from the earthquake in Chile and bad winter weather in the UK were...

    24. April 13, 2010

      Handy package for Andy

      Never mind the 27 per cent fall in RSA's 2009 pre-tax profits or the 13 per cent decline in its share price. The insurance...

    25. April 7, 2010

      RSA involved in European capital rules model

      RSA is among a group of insurers that has worked with the City watchdog on a pilot scheme to develop models that much of the...

    26. April 7, 2010

      Confident about growth after 300 years in business

      Birthdays usually inspire thoughts about the future as much as the past. For RSA, today's 300th anniversary can reflect on...

    27. April 6, 2010

      RSA involved in European capital rules model

      RSA is among a group of insurers that has worked with the City watchdog on a pilot scheme to develop models that much of the...

    28. April 6, 2010

      Landmark gives RSA cause for reflection

      Birthdays usually inspire thoughts about the future as much as the past. For RSA, today’s 300th anniversary can reflect on...

    29. February 26, 2010

      RSA pledges to do better this year

      RSA, the biggest commercial insurer in the UK, promised to deliver "excellent results" in 2010 in spite of reporting a 27...

    30. February 25, 2010

      RSA promises to do better this year

      RSA, the biggest commercial insurer in the UK, promised to deliver “excellent results” in 2010 in spite of reporting a 27...

    31. November 6, 2009

      RSA rules itself out of Royal Bank of Scotland asset sale

      RSA ruled itself out of the running to buy assets being sold by Royal Bank of Scotland as the UK's largest general insurer...

    32. October 13, 2009

      Board divisions exacerbate hunt for a successor

      ITV's struggles have become increasingly public since April, when Michael Grade announced he would step down as soon the...

    33. September 15, 2009

      Smoke around RSA leads to deal speculation

      Investors would be more than likely to fund a large acquisition by RSA, but it is becoming less clear by the day whether the...

    34. August 7, 2009

      Setback in investment income hinders RSA

      Poor investment markets are causing more trouble for RSA than the effects of the economic downturn, the UK's biggest...

    35. August 6, 2009

      Setback in investment income hinders RSA

      Poor investment markets are causing more trouble for RSA than the effects of the economic downturn, the UK’s biggest general...

    36. July 15, 2009

      RSA shifts its pension exposure

      RSA has cut sharply its exposure to former employees already drawing on their pensions by offloading the risks related to...

    37. May 8, 2009

      RSA chief focused despite rumours

      Andy Haste said he was "100 per cent focused" on RSAfollowing renewed talk that the insurer's chief executive had been...

    38. May 7, 2009

      Chief says he is ‘100% focused’ on RSA

      Andy Haste said he was “100 per cent focused” on RSA following renewed talk that the insurer’s chief executive had been...

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