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MPs square up to regulator over duty of care for banks

LONDON (Reuters) – A legal duty for banks to act in the best interests of their customers may be needed, British lawmakers said on Monday, piling pressure on regulators to step up protection of consumers after a string of mis-selling Read more ›

Intu Properties, Cale Street in shopping centre joint venture

April 18 (Reuters) – British shopping centre operator Intu Properties Plc on Thursday said it would form a joint venture with Cale Street for the Intu derby shopping centre. Cale Street Investments, an investment firm backed by the Kuwait Investment Read more ›

UPDATE 1-Creditors approve Avianca Brasil plan as antitrust concerns loom

(Adds creditors’ vote results) By Marcelo Rochabrun SAO PAULO, April 5 (Reuters) – Creditors led by hedge fund Elliott Management approved on Friday a restructuring plan for bankrupt airline Avianca Brasil, hours after the country’s antitrust regulator announced preemptively that Read more ›

FCA to curtail investment platform exit fees

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial markets regulator on Thursday proposed a package of measures aimed at improving competition in the investment platforms market, including restricting the use of exit fees. It follows initial recommendations set out last July to help Read more ›

British banks’ new disputes service too limited, MPs say

LONDON (Reuters) – Big British banks have been criticised by lawmakers for pressing ahead with plans for a new complaints service for small firms wronged by lenders, which they argue is too soft. FILE PHOTO: The City of London from Read more ›

UK pay gap between CEOs and staff widens – lobby group

The earnings of Britain’s top bosses will match a typical worker’s entire annual salary even faster than last year, hitting the mark by Friday lunchtime, a report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and High Pay Centre said. Read more ›

UK watchdog orders shake up of advisers to pension trustees

LONDON (Reuters) – Poor competition in the market for advice to pension fund trustees has resulted in “substantial customer detriment”, Britain’s competition watchdog said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, Read more ›

Tesla shares fall after Musk mocks SEC on Twitter

(Reuters) – Shares of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) fell as much as 4 percent on Friday, after Chief Executive Elon Musk stirred nerves about the settlement of his securities fraud lawsuit by mocking the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Twitter. Read more ›

SEC sues Musk for fraud, seek to remove him from Tesla

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday accused Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk of fraud and sought to remove him from his role in charge of the electric car company, saying he Read more ›

Column: Hedge funds, smelling Brexit blood, circle sterling

LONDON (Reuters) – Hedge funds are betting big against sterling, the most since May last year. And following last week’s Brexit debacle in Salzburg, that bet will probably be even bigger now, closing in on the largest on record. FILE Read more ›