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  1. June 14, 2013

    UK directors’ deals: G4S, Cyan Technology, CLS, Paypoint

    Experienced non-executive director Clare Spottiswoode joined G4S three years ago this week but was in no hurry to garner a...

  2. January 7, 2013

    Energetix fires its engines

    Luke Johnson, the serial entrepreneur, pointed out in the Financial Times last week that storytelling – to convince...

  1. September 12, 2011

    Academic returns to dreaming spires

    First-year economics undergraduates about to start at Oxford university are in for a treat – at least if they are...

  2. June 15, 2011

    James and the Big Apple

    As Rupert Murdoch arrives for News Corp’s summer party on Thursday, many at the media group’s UK offices are wondering...

  3. April 2, 2011

    Competition tops bank commission agenda

    Clare Spottiswoode, a member of the Independent Commission on Banking, surprised and alarmed the market in November when she...

  4. March 10, 2011

    Anglo’s new African director

    Out with the old, in with the new at Anglo American. Two figures who best sum up the old South African business...

  5. November 24, 2010

    Daniels defends HBOS acquisition to the hilt

    Adamant: the outgoing chief executive says Lloyds has a ‘very strong case’ that its share of up to 30 per cent in some...

  6. November 24, 2010

    Lloyds chief in HBOS appeal over break-up

    The chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group has called on the coalition government to honour what he described as a pledge...

  7. November 22, 2010

    Investment and retail split rejected

    Two senior Scottish bankers said they accepted the need for radical reform of their industry but rejected calls to separate...

  8. November 19, 2010

    Lloyds break-up in sights of banking panel

    A commission set up to advise the government on the future of the banks might recommend the break-up of Lloyds Banking...

  9. October 7, 2010

    Bankers to face public grilling in debate

    Edinburgh, home of Royal Bank of Scotland, the biggest British casualty of the financial crisis, is to host the UK’s first...

  10. September 21, 2010

    Public approval sought for banking review

    The Banking Commission is planning a series of Question Time-style public debates, as the government-appointed body seeks...

  11. September 8, 2010

    Banking system decision to take year at least

    It is only a matter of days since HSBC, Standard Chartered and Barclays were suggesting with varying degrees of subtlety...

  12. July 8, 2010

    Commission sets out to restructure banks

    The government-appointed Commission on Banking met on Thursday for its first discussion of how the UK’s “heavily...

  13. May 13, 2010

    Heavey pay drill

    Investors in Tullow Oil sent chief executive Aidan Heavey a small message of protest against the remuneration report. An...

  14. February 3, 2010

    Reforms to make banking 'socially useful'

    David Davis, who chairs the independent banking in-quiry, yesterday promised to give consumers a strong voice as he prepares...

  15. February 2, 2010

    Reforms to make banking ‘socially useful’

    David Davis, chair of the independent banking inquiry, has promised to give consumers a strong voice as he prepares a report...

  16. November 7, 2009

    Spottiswoode's final swipe at with-profits

    Clare Spottiswoode will take a parting shot at the regulation of with-profits savings products when the policyholder...

  17. November 6, 2009

    Spottiswoode’s final swipe at with-profits

    Clare Spottiswoode will take a parting shot at the regulation of with-profits savings products when the policyholder...

  18. May 7, 2009

    Legacy issues at Aviva

    Policyholders of the old Norwich Union's with-profits funds are like disappointed relatives at the reading of the will....

  19. May 7, 2009

    Aviva pay-outs to be halved in deal to unlock surplus

    Aviva policyholders will receive a pay-out of about half of what they were expecting in a scaled-down deal to unlock a...

  20. May 6, 2009

    Policy and politics have come to LDV’s rescue

    Brinkmanship. It’s not the old-style interventionist industrial policy some expected of a Labour government. But as...

  21. May 6, 2009

    Aviva pay-outs to be halved in deal to unlock surplus

    Aviva policyholders will receive a pay-out of about half of what they were expecting in a scaled-down deal to unlock a...

  22. February 5, 2009

    Threat to Aviva policyholders' windfall

    Aviva policyholders could miss out on a windfall, the insurer warned, as it confirmed it would cut a promised £1bn pay-out...

  23. February 5, 2009

    Aviva cuts £1bn payout

    Aviva, Britain's biggest insurer and the world's fifth largest insurer, yesterday confirmed that it would cut the size of...

  24. February 4, 2009

    Aviva confirms cut in agreed £1bn pay-out

    Aviva, Britain’s biggest insurer and the world’s fifth largest insurer, on Wednesday confirmed it would cut the size of the...

  25. February 4, 2009

    Aviva to cut £1bn pay-out

    Aviva, the UK's biggest insurer, is to cut a promised £1bn pay-out for more than 1m policyholders after sharp falls in...

  26. February 3, 2009

    Aviva to slash promised £1bn pay-out

    Aviva, the UK’s biggest insurer, is to cut a promised £1bn (€1.1bn) pay-out for more than 1m policyholders after sharp falls...

  27. October 18, 2008

    Aviva's £1bn policy pay-out in jeopardy

    A promised £1bn pay-out for more than a million Aviva policyholders is in jeopardy after sharp falls in stock markets....

  28. October 17, 2008

    Aviva’s £1bn policy pay-out in jeopardy

    A promised £1bn pay-out for more than 1m Aviva policyholders is in jeopardy after sharp falls in stock markets. Aviva, the...

  29. August 2, 2008

    With-profits funds announce payouts

    Policyholders in two Norwich Union with-profits funds are being advised to take a proposed cash payout averaging £1,000...

  30. August 1, 2008

    With-profits funds announce payouts

    Policyholders in two Norwich Union with-profits funds are being advised to take a proposed cash payout averaging £1,000...

  31. July 31, 2008

    Boadicea rides at Aviva

    Clare Spottiswoode is used to being an iconoclast. She was the first woman to be accepted to her college at Cambridge and...

  32. July 31, 2008

    Aviva to pay £1bn in life fund 'milestone'

    More than a million Aviva policyholders are to share a £1bn pay-out after the UK's biggest insurer struck a deal to free...

  33. July 30, 2008

    Aviva to pay £1bn in life fund ‘milestone’

    More than a million Aviva policyholders are to share a £1bn pay-out after the UK’s biggest insurer struck a deal to free...

  34. July 30, 2008

    Aviva plans £1bn Norwich Union payout

    Aviva, the world’s fifth largest insurance company, on Wednesday said it would make a £1bn cash payment to 1m Norwich Union...

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    July 30, 2008

    Aviva to free up £5bn life funds surplus

    Aviva, the UK’s biggest insurer, could announce as early as Wednesday a deal to free up about £5bn of surplus in its life...

  36. July 30, 2008

    Aviva set to reveal deal on £5bn life surplus

    Aviva, the UK's biggest insurer, could announce as early as today a deal to free up about £5bn of surplus in its life...

  37. July 29, 2008

    Aviva to free up £5bn life funds surplus

    Aviva, the UK’s biggest insurer, could announce as early as Wednesday a deal to free up about £5bn of surplus in its life...

  38. June 11, 2008

    Prudential defers again its decision on £8.7bn surplus

    Prudential has delayed for a second time a decision on whether it will free an £8.7bn surplus in its life fund, pushing...

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