Alliance & Leicester has warned shareholders that voting against a Santander buyout would put the lender at the mercy of “significant external risks”. A&L reveals in its voting information booklet that it sees no end to the current financial downturn.
Liontrust chief executive Nigel Legge has called on the IMA to be stricter in its UK equity income sector definitions or to split the sector.
Coventry Building Society revealed decent profits amidst mortgage market turmoil, taking 25 per cent of overall mortgage market share for mutuals.
A new version of endowment trading platform FreeTrawl.com has been launched this week.
The age-old dilemma of how to properly fund retirement has been high on the political and industry agenda this week.
Over the last seven years you have probably read countless articles and had endless discussions about when the Federal Reserve (Fed) is next going to hike. The chart below shows the Fed Funds rate implied by the market at the beginning of each year since 2010. The Fed did finally edge rates higher in December […]
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