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    1. November 18, 2014

      Citizens’ Van Saun sees opportunity after RBS

      Bruce Van Saun says he “lived in a fishbowl” for much of his four-year stint as finance director of Royal Bank of Scotland....

    2. November 6, 2014

      Hester holds firm on cuts to RSA cost base

      Stephen Hester, the former banker drafted in to run RSA this year, stood by his plans to cut the FTSE 100 insurer’s cost...

    1. September 19, 2014

      Weir’s Cochrane leads No charge

      Magnet for the Noes: Keith Cochrane It’s hardly been a triumph of organisation. But Britain’s business community did finally...

    2. August 26, 2014

      Rating rise to ‘buy’ propels RSA higher

      Shares in RSA Insurance shone in London on Tuesday, as the FTSE 100 returned from its late-summer long weekend to play...

    3. August 7, 2014

      A tale of two turnrounds

      On Thursday, within minutes of each other, Mark Wilson at Aviva and Stephen Hester at RSA updated investors on the progress...

    4. August 7, 2014

      Viking raiders will bring Norse sense to company votes

      “From the wrath of the Northmen, oh lord, deliver us,” were the words gabbled by Dark Age peasants in hopes of warding off...

    5. August 7, 2014

      RSA chief warns more writedowns possible

      Stephen Hester, the banker drafted in to turn round insurance group RSA, has warned the group’s shareholders about the risk...

    6. July 17, 2014

      RSA to cut almost a tenth of costs

      Stephen Hester is preparing to cut almost a tenth of RSA’s £2bn annual costs as the insurer’s chief executive undertakes the...

    7. June 17, 2014

      RSA appoints Goldman Sachs to handle sale of its Asia business

      RSA, the FTSE 100 insurer trying to recover from an accounting scandal in Ireland, has appointed Goldman Sachs to handle the...

    8. May 19, 2014

      RSA to sell Canadian unit Noraxis

      RSA, the FTSE 100 insurer trying to rebuild its finances after an accounting scandal, has completed the latest in a series...

    9. April 29, 2014

      Media’s coverage offsets hostile banker-bashing, says study

      Bob Diamond called for an end to apologies, Stephen Hester said criticism made “the job harder” and one former stockbroker...

    10. April 17, 2014

      RSA sells Baltics and Polish units for £300m

      Stephen Hester has sealed his first of several expected deals to sell RSA businesses, agreeing to dispose of its operations...

    11. April 16, 2014

      RSA seeks new head of UK and European business

      The man responsible for RSA’s operations in western Europe when accounting irregularities came to light at its Irish arm is...

    12. April 15, 2014

      RSA promotes emerging markets head Paul Whittaker

      RSA has promoted its emerging markets head to a job focusing on the sales of the British insurer’s non-core businesses, as...

    13. March 25, 2014

      RSA kicks off another emergency cash call

      For longstanding investors in Royal and Sun Alliance, it must have seemed like groundhog day. Little more than a decade...

    14. March 25, 2014

      Hester revisits pay pressure as RSA shareholders query bonus plan

      Stephen Hester, the banker dragged into successive pay rows when he led Royal Bank of Scotland, is now facing questions from...

    15. March 7, 2014

      RSA poaches Irish fixer from rival insurer

      Stephen Hester has lured the head of one of RSA’s biggest rivals in Ireland to spearhead the insurer’s attempts to recover...

    16. February 27, 2014

      Sunshine on Leith, dark storm clouds over Edinburgh

      Dr Johnson’s gibe that “the noblest prospect a Scotchman ever sees is the high road to England” is given immediacy by the...

    17. February 27, 2014

      New RSA chief Stephen Hester wastes no time making an impact

      It is results day for Royal Bank of Scotland, and Stephen Hester is unveiling another widespread restructuring plan, along...

    18. February 27, 2014

      RSA: insurance policy

      Investment metaphysics, law 1: risk and reward are eternally linked. For years, the income-hungry shareholders of the...

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      February 27, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE We have a caption competition, to celebrate RBS moving in a (‘nother) new direction....

    20. February 27, 2014

      RBS saga plays out on grand scale

      The £8.2bn pre-tax operating loss announced by Royal Bank of Scotland on Thursday is the sixth consecutive time the lender...

    21. February 27, 2014

      RSA launches £775m rights issue and widespread restructuring

      Stephen Hester has pressed the button on a plan to strengthen RSA’s finances by about £1.5bn including one of the biggest...

    22. February 26, 2014

      Hester moves to shore up RSA balance sheet with £1.5bn boost

      Stephen Hester is finalising plans to shore up RSA’s balance sheet by as much as £1.5bn with one of the biggest equity...

    23. February 26, 2014

      The Co-op’s retreat from farms is just the first skirmish

      The Co-operative Group is beating its ploughshares into swords. The beleaguered mutual will sell its farms and use the...

    24. February 23, 2014

      RSA eyes rights issue to shore up balance sheet

      Stephen Hester is looking to raise hundreds of millions of pounds more from RSA’s shareholders than some investors...

    25. February 21, 2014

      RBS strategy likely to bring thaw

      The strategy expected to be announced by Royal Bank of Scotland’s new chief executive Ross McEwan next week could mark the...

    26. February 14, 2014

      RSA’s Stephen Hester eyes £350m placing

      Stephen Hester is sounding out investors to raise as much as £350m for the insurer RSA in an emergency cash call that would...

    27. February 7, 2014

      Week in Review, February 8

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Twitter shares fall amid disappointing...

    28. February 5, 2014

      Hester welcomed back to City

      Stephen Hester may not have needed it, but his ego was given a boost on Wednesday after analysts and investors greeted his...

    29. February 5, 2014

      Financials climb as stocks recover poise

      Europe’s main equities markets overcame initial losses to make gains in early trading, but investors appeared to remain...

    30. February 5, 2014

      Stephen Hester: the Mr Fixit of financial services

      When Stephen Hester stepped down as chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland last September, he did so under a bit of a...

    31. February 4, 2014

      Former RBS chief Stephen Hester to lead RSA

      Stephen Hester, the banker who took on one the most difficult turnrounds in British corporate history as head of Royal Bank...

    32. February 4, 2014

      Stephen Hester aims to come up roses in new role at RSA Insurance

      The hobby of Stephen Hester – landscape gardening – has parallels with his new job as chief executive of RSA Insurance. The...

    33. November 18, 2013

      Royal Bank of Scotland in talks to sell portfolio to BNP Paribas

      Royal Bank of Scotland is in exclusive talks to sell its structured retail investor products and equity derivatives business...

    34. November 12, 2013

      RBS attempts a fresh start on small business lending

      Having turned away three-in four-prospective business customers during the financial crisis, Royal Bank of Scotland has hit...

    35. November 7, 2013

      RBS to name Cullinan head of ‘bad bank’

      Royal Bank of Scotland is poised to announce that it has persuaded Rory Cullinan, the head of its now defunct “non-core”...

    36. November 1, 2013

      How Osborne fought off advice to split RBS

      George Osborne had two objectives when it came to rebooting the Royal Bank of Scotland: getting the bank lending and...

    37. September 27, 2013

      New RBS chief Ross McEwan to confront long list of challenges

      When the board of Royal Bank of Scotland held a dinner last week to send outgoing boss Stephen Hester on his way and welcome...

    38. August 2, 2013

      Week in Review, August 3

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Ross...

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