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The latest financial services company and industry news



Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:12:39 GMT

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SoFi ups its firepower with $500m funding round

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:12:39 GMT

US online lender setting its sights on new products and markets



Intesa abandons pursuit of Generali

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:10:20 GMT

Merits of combining bank and insurer failed to convince



Standard Life’s star fund range suffer reversal

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:30:43 GMT

‘Success story’ of past decade sees investor outflows as performance slips



Travelers makes UK start-up scrap umbrella logo

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:24:07 GMT

Tiny Brolly asks customers to suggest new image to avoid trademark spat



Royal Bank of Scotland merits a mass sell-off

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:59:57 GMT

It is time for the government to stand aside, writes Patrick Jenkins



China bans fourth-richest man from insurance sector

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:17:23 GMT

Move against Baoneng chairman comes amid crackdown on hostile takeovers



Standard Chartered: lagging behind the locals

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:33:32 GMT

The bank’s slow loan growth in a dynamic region looks incongruous



Jupiter to stop charging clients for external research

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:37:08 GMT

Asset manager in European first as industry readies for sweeping reforms



Challenger banks boosted by Bank of England

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:52:31 GMT

Revisions will even playing field over capital that must be set aside for mortgages



Unilever deal highlights conflict risk for financial PR

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:47:19 GMT

Conflicts of interest seen as inevitable given small pool of agencies with scale 



StanChart losses narrow after cost cuts

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:40:39 GMT

Second annual fall in revenues offsets benefits for emerging markets bank



RBS annual losses deepen to £7bn

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:29:29 GMT

UK bank sets out fresh cost-cutting plan in attempt to return to profit in 2018



US prime property used to hide illicit wealth

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:21:58 GMT

Probe unearths string of dubious cash buyers in New York, Miami and other cities



Ex-IMF chief sentenced over Bankia card scandal

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:12:50 GMT

Rodrigo Rato was chair of Spanish bank which offered incentives to top staff



M&A raises concerns over market peak

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:11:30 GMT

The absence of a surge in deal activity might be more worrying



Hester’s RSA needs to stay in the fast lane

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:51:43 GMT

Insurer’s shares are up 50% since Zurich dropped its bid



Barclays chief shows confidence with bonus shake-up

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:46:06 GMT

Jes Staley takes costly decision after jump in pre-tax profits



Barclays pre-tax profits almost triple to £3.2bn 

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:43:10 GMT

Surge in investment bank revenues and falling litigation costs help lender bounce back



Bob Diamond to buy Athens-based consumer finance bank

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:34:40 GMT

US financier plans to acquire some of the bad debts that Greek banks are expected to sell



Swiss Re profits hit by natural disasters

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:08:44 GMT

Reinsurers feel impact of soft insurance prices and overcapacity



RSA raises targets as it reports robust results

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:54:41 GMT

Restructuring helps British home and motor insurer beat profit forecasts



Regulators allow wriggle room on derivatives rules

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:16:53 GMT

Decision gives smaller users of swaps more time to prepare for ‘big bang’ reform



Online estate agency Purplebricks targets US

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:27:26 GMT

Rapid expansion into new market is met with scepticism by some analysts



Barclays: transatlantic drifter

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:18:01 GMT

The future does not look as bright as the bank’s resurgent annual profits suggest



Rocket Internet: down like a stick

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:07:33 GMT

The incubator is increasingly an asset manager. Its valuation methods must reflect this



Community banks plead to be freed from web of rules

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:22:53 GMT

Trump urged to help the near-6,000 small lenders that support grassroots growth



Big banks have more female directors than other US industries

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:02:44 GMT

Financial groups’ lead in danger as proportion grows more slowly than in rest of corporate America



AXA chief damps talk of bid for Generali’s German life arm

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:15:04 GMT

French insurer’s revenues pass €100bn for the first time



New digital banks turn to celebs to boost sales

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:00:44 GMT

Singers Will.i.am and Tom Odell show interest in UK start-ups



Cyber insurance ‘held back’ by lack of data

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:25 GMT

Fast-growing sector still fails to fulfil potential, Deloitte report says



Banks set for low growth despite ‘Trump trade’

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:02:02 GMT

Hopes for double-digit return on equity at top 12 institutions fail to materialise



Rocket falls after biggest investor halves stake

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:06:47 GMT

Blow to tech group as Kinnevik cuts exposure with share placement



Serco’s badge of honour unpicked by risks

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:10:46 GMT

Chief admits that turning round the company will take more than a stitch in time



Wells Fargo’s independent directors hire lobbyists

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:39:09 GMT

Unusual move for board of listed business comes as bank deals with accounts scandal



Bank of England to ‘up its game’ in euro clearing

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:29:18 GMT

Plans to beef up staffing and training in specialist sectors



Snap and the 21st century governance vacuum

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:01:52 GMT

In an era when innovators are prized, fewer investors are able to hold management to account



Lloyds: binary Brexit bet

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:31:03 GMT

Optimism is embedded in the UK’s biggest retail lender’s forecasts



Metro Bank on track for first full-year profit

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:17:12 GMT

High street lender narrowed pre-tax losses last year — to £17.2m from £56.8m in 2015



Former RSA executives fined over accounting scandal

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:08:15 GMT

Trio fined between £35,000 and £100,000 by Financial Reporting Council



Paris steps up efforts to lure banks from London

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:25:40 GMT

City promises seven new towers to ‘accommodate the new talent’