RBS has made a loss of £968m in the first quarter of 2016 after a £1.2bn dividend payment to the government. If the £1.2bn figure is removed then RBS made a pre-tax profit of £421m, up from £37m in Q1 2015. The bank also announced it was delaying plans to sell Williams & Glyn. The […]
Peter Saacke, Artemis’ CIO, suggests what may lie ahead and explains how volatility suits stockpickers.
Well, it’s been lovely to see a little bit of sunshine, even if it was only a brief appearance. I live in Scotland so, believe me, it was very brief. Of course, with even the tiniest hint of spring, thoughts turn to the inevitable clearout that must take place. And that got me to thinking […]
Challenger banks’ growth could be hamstrung by disproportionate regulatory pressure, according to a new KPMG report. The report, written by Warren Mead, says regulation tends to favour larger banks over smaller challengers. It says: “A potential inhibitor to challenger growth is a regulatory regime that in some respects tends to favour incumbent banks over the […]
Ross Jackson – Senior Protection Marketing Manager, Royal London Royal London commissioned Opinium to run our State of the Protection Nation research to find out how people felt about their own protection needs and the industry as a whole. We surveyed people who had already taken out some kind of protection insurance and those who didn’t […]
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