It is reckoned by the British authorities that about £3bn   lies unclaimed in shares and dividends in the UK alone. Photograph: Getty Images

I am writing on behalf of a relative who had an allocation of shares in the flotation of Friends Provident. The letter we have says he was entitled to(...)

Lloyds is holding a contest among asset managers interested in overseeing the £109 billion. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Lloyds Banking Group plc is likely to allocate the £109 billion (€125 billion) that it’s pulling from Standard Life Aberdeen plc among several asset m(...)

Standard Life Aberdeen said it would take a £40 million charge against intangible assets related to the contract with Lloyds. Photograph: Reuters

A central pillar supporting last year’s £11 billion (€12.4 billion) takeover of Aberdeen Asset Management by Standard Life crumbled on Thursday after (...)

Financial services company Prudential,  one of six insurers  being investigated over their treatment of long-time life insurance customers. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Britain’s financial watchdog is investigating six insurance firms including Prudential and Old Mutual over their treatment of long-time life insurance(...)

Standard Life has a strong cash position, which should mean that the entire deal could be funded via excess liquidity within the group. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell /Getty Images

Phoenix Group Holdings gained the most in about eight months in London trading after Standard Life said it was in advanced talks to buy Ignis A(...)

The hotel has 163 bedrooms, a basement bar and restaurant, a second restaurant at street level and a coffee shop upstairs. photograph: cyril byrne

One of Dublin’s landmark hotels, the Westin on Westmoreland Street, is expected to sell for more than €50 million when it is offered for sale in the c(...)

Lloyds Bank has boosted its capital by £685 million  via the sale of its remaining stake in wealth manager St James’s Place. Photo: Bloomberg

Lloyds Bank boosted its capital by £685 million (€819 million) via the sale of its remaining stake in wealth manager St James’s Place, raising hopes (...)

Aer Lingus shed 4 cent before settling at €1.399. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Markets were not exactly on fire yesterday, but the general trend was positive as the bank holiday weekend approached. International data was mixed, w(...)

Daimler, the world’s third-largest maker of luxury vehicles, said third-quarter earnings before interest and taxes rose 16 per cent to €2.23 billion

European stocks advanced as companies posted earnings that beat estimates, while a report showed China’s manufacturing strengthened this month more th(...)

Lough Erne Resort: the site of the recent G8 has attracted in excess of five interested parties for its purchase.

Francess McDonnellThere are more than five prospective buyers in the running to purchase the Lough Erne Resort in Fermanagh, which hosted the G8 summi(...)