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    • NS&I boss apologises for customer service amid rise in withdrawals
      Savers pulled £26.5bn in final three months of 2020 after cuts in payouts and saving ratesThe boss of Britain’s state-owned savings bank has apologised for dismal customer service levels following a surge in withdrawals, saying the bank struggled…
      - 3 days ago, 21 Jan 21, 7:01pm -
    • JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon is paid $31.5m after decrying income inequality
      JP Morgan boss rakes in salary, bonus and stock in 2020Dimon said in 2019 that income inequality was a ‘huge problem’Jamie Dimon, the billionaire boss of JP Morgan who has warned income inequality has “bifurcated the economy” in America, was…
      - 4 days ago, 21 Jan 21, 6:02pm -
    • More than a third of UK shoppers blocked from paying with cash in Covid-19 crisis
      Action needed to protect nearly 10 million consumers reliant on cash network, says Which?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than a third of shoppers have been blocked from paying with cash since the start of the Covid…
      - 6 days ago, 18 Jan 21, 7:01pm -
    • The Guardian view on Boris Johnson's plan: levelling down, not up | Editorial
      The prime minister should be ditching the economic doctrine that is causing so much misery. Instead, he is using Brexit to supercharge itToday’s Conservative party is the opposite of what it pretends to be. Boris Johnson’s great crusade, he claim…
      - 7 days ago, 18 Jan 21, 2:12pm -
    • A year of lockdowns can't take the shine off Goldmans Sachs profits
      Profits at the bank are down less than $1bn even in a year when alleged scandal in Malaysia added to Covid woesWhat is $900m to a Wall Street giant like Goldman Sachs? Relatively little, when it counts the drop in profits for a year of record-setting…
      - 8 days ago, 16 Jan 21, 7:04pm -
    • Will expats be able to access their private pension after Brexit?
      It is feared that some UK providers will not be able to make payments directly into an EU accountMy parents live in France on company pensions (from the Prudential and John Lewis) paid directly into their French bank accounts. Following reports of ba…
      - 11 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 2:00am -
    • Deutsche Bank joins companies cutting ties with Donald Trump
      Bank had propped up Trump Organization for years despite being sued by president but acted after Capitol attackDeutsche Bank became the latest large company to cut ties with Donald Trump, with the firm that has propped up the Trump Organization for t…
      - 12 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 12:45am -
    • MPs warn buy now, pay later firms 'could be the next Wonga'
      At least 70 MPs want lenders such as Klarna and Clearpay to be more tightly regulated to protect the publicMore than 70 cross-party MPs are calling for regulation of buy now, pay later firms such as Klarna and Clearpay, which they say could be “the…
      - 13 days ago, 12 Jan 21, 1:58pm -
    • We're baffled by the surprise £50 we received from HSBC
      The bank sent us a cheque but we are very wary about what to doEight years ago, my wife and I closed our joint current account with HSBC and transferred our funds to Nationwide.Three years ago, we moved from Surrey to Shropshire. Then, out of the blu…
      - 13 days ago, 12 Jan 21, 2:00am -
    • Shareholders push HSBC to cut exposure to fossil fuels
      Europe’s second-largest financier of fossil fuels faces a vote to ramp up its climate commitmentsHSBC could be forced to slash its exposure to fossil fuels – starting with coal – from next year, after an influential group of investors filed a s…
      - 15 days ago, 10 Jan 21, 8:43am -

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    • newTesla investment reaps $29bn profit for Edinburgh fund
      Electric car maker was $6 a share when Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust started buying, now it’s $846 Elon Musk has made so much money from Tesla that he is now the richest person on the planet. However, the second-biggest winners are investors i…
      - 18 hours ago, 24 Jan 21, 12:53pm -
    • Brexit has driven 2,500 finance jobs and €170bn to France, says bank governor
      Bank of France chief claims ‘50 British entities’ have moved over the Channel, while Dublin, Amsterdam and Frankfurt have also benefitedThe Bank of France’s governor has said that Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has driven almost…
      - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 21, 7:48pm -
    • Entain plays a strong hand in a show of far-sightedness
      The Ladbrokes and Coral owner’s rejection of MGM’s offer is a rare example of long-termism by a UK boardAren’t Las Vegas casinos meant to be tough operators who don’t take no for an answer? It turns out that MGM Resorts doesn’t fit the cari…
      - 6 days ago, 19 Jan 21, 3:04pm -
    • Trading floor ready to close as London Metal Exchange moves to modernise
      The Ring, where traders shout buy-and-sell instructions, may close for good after Covid forced electronic tradingThe sharp suited traders at the London Metal Exchange may never return to their red leather benches, after the managers of Europe’s las…
      - 6 days ago, 19 Jan 21, 8:20am -
    • UK edges towards double-dip recession as GDP falls 2.6%
      Second national Covid lockdown in November ends six months of growth but decline not as bad as fearedThe UK economy has edged towards a double-dip recession after official figures confirmed a renewed slump in November fuelled by the second national c…
      - 10 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 2:11am -
    • BlackRock holds $85bn in coal despite pledge to sell fossil fuel shares
      Loophole means asset manager can hold shares in firms earning less than a quarter of revenues from coalBlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, holds investments worth $85bn in coal companies, a year after it promised to sell most of its share…
      - 12 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 12:00am -
    • MPs warn buy now, pay later firms 'could be the next Wonga'
      At least 70 MPs want lenders such as Klarna and Clearpay to be more tightly regulated to protect the publicMore than 70 cross-party MPs are calling for regulation of buy now, pay later firms such as Klarna and Clearpay, which they say could be “the…
      - 13 days ago, 12 Jan 21, 1:58pm -
    • The City of London is still eerily empty: will workers and shoppers ever return?
      The Square Mile has been affected more than most districts by the Covid pandemic. We talk to firms large and small about the futureThe City of London has survived fire and plague in its centuries-long history. But the coronavirus pandemic has emptied…
      - 14 days ago, 11 Jan 21, 3:00am -
    • The Wodge: can London's tallest new skyscraper survive the Covid era?
      Nicknamed The Wodge because of its girth, the capital’s tallest ever office has just muscled onto the skyline. But in the age of coronavirus, who wants to jostle for 60 lifts with 12,000 others?With the City of London deserted once more, its street…
      - 14 days ago, 11 Jan 21, 1:00am -
    • Is 'hysterical' market speculation pushing us towards another crash?
      Despite Covid, global stocks started 2021 on a high. But some analysts warn of an ‘epic’ bubble, amid fears that the flow of stimulus has created a monsterInsurrections are not usually seen by investors as buy signals. Yet even as rioters stormed…
      - 16 days ago, 9 Jan 21, 11:00am -

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