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The UK treasury’s remaining 0.25 per cent of Lloyds bank shares was offloaded through the market on Tuesday. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Lloyds Banking Group has finally shaken off the shackles of UK government ownership, as the treasury disposed of its last remaining shares in the grou(...)

Jes Staley, CEO  Barclays bank. Photograph: Reuters

Barclays’ chief executive Jess Staley faces the City this week for the first time since the scandal erupted over his ill-advised attempts to unmask a (...)

Is Jes Staley a kind, caring boss who went the extra mile to protect a colleague from unwarranted smears? Or is he an arrogant ex-Wall Street banker w(...)

A battle with a company with pockets as deep as Apple’s is a daunting prospect. Phtograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

A year ago, tech giant Apple was weighing up a takeover of Imagination Technologies, the Hertfordshire-based company behind the graphics in its iPhone(...)

British annual inflation jumped in February to the highest level in almost three and a half years, driven by increasing fuel costs. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Is Britain sleepwalking into another living standards crisis? That’s certainly the fear of the unions as official data showed inflation surging to its(...)

 Liz Truss: the lord chancellor’s  shock ruling saw shares in insurance companies tumble. Photograph: PA

The shake-up in the system for calculating personal injury payouts didn’t quite have the glamour of the Oscars. The confusion was there, though, follo(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: “Our broken housing market is one of the greatest barriers to progress.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The British government’s eagerly anticipated White Paper on the housing market was branded a “white flag” on Tuesday as it failed to come up with conv(...)

The leader of Britain’s  Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn speaks at Paston Farm Centre, near Peterborough,  January 10th. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Ask someone what constitutes an excessive salary and they’ll invariably come up with a figure that’s some way above their own pay package. But exactly(...)

A customer uses an ATM machine outside Lloyds Bank in Camberwell, London. The cost of the deal could mean investors will miss out on any special dividends they might have expected. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Lloyds Banking Group has come a long way since the British taxpayer was forced to stump up £20 billion (€23.7bn)to rescue it at the height of the fina(...)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is putting forward plans to clamp down on firms selling contract for difference (CFD) products to retail customers. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

If you want to know whether a regulatory crackdown is tough enough, just look at how shares in the sector respond when the new rules are revealed. T(...)

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