Phoenix Group Holdings, Britain’s largest owner of European corporate pension schemes, says it would “look positively” on potential deals in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Phoenix Group Holdings will seek to buy more European corporate pension schemes, its chief executive said on Thursday, after the firm completed its fi(...)

HSBC maintained, in full page adverts taken out in papers at the weekend,  that its Swiss banking operations had been “completely overhauled”. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty

Have you ever asked your window cleaner for a receipt? Me neither. Nor, it appears, has the shadow chancellor Ed Balls, at least not in the past 17 ye(...)