As one of the BBC’s senior economic correspondents, Hugh Pym covered the banking crisis from its revelation in 2007 to the present day. As late as Jul(...)

A Co-Operative Food store, operated by the Co-Operative Group , is seen through the passenger window of an automobile in Disley, UK. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

A former government minister appointed only four months ago to revive Britain’s Co-operative Group quit the job today, throwing the 170-year-ol(...)

A protester, dressed to look like the Barclays Bank logo, demonstrates outside the bank’s annual general meeting for shareholders  in central London recently. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP

It’s no secret that a pension crisis is looming. Many companies have made generous promises to present and past employees that they cannot affo(...)