Santander UK and Virgin Money are preparing to bid for Williams & Glyn, the bank due to be spun out of Royal Bank of Scotland. Sky News reports the two banks are the organisations mentioned in a statement issued today that referred to a “number of informal approaches” for its Williams & Glyn business. The […]
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Zurich Life UK chief executive Gary Shaughnessy is to take on a new role as the insurer’s global life chief executive. Shaughnessy replaces Kristof Terryn who was appointed chief executive of general insurance in October. He will take the position from 4 January. The appointment means the insurer is seeking a new leader for its […]
It is regularly cited that around 50 per cent of all protection sales are linked in one way or another to a property transaction. With this in mind, you would be forgiven for expecting the recently announced stamp duty increases for buy-to-let properties, coupled with the cuts to landlords tax relief being phased in, to […]
In June 2016, immediately before the Brexit referendum, a curious thing happened. Despite the colossal uncertainty facing the UK, economic data actually started to come in above consensus forecasts. Citi’s economic surprise index nudged into positive territory, which meant that UK economic data had on the whole outperformed consensus forecasts over the prior three months. […]
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