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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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