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Crackdown on 'dodgy directors'

Crackdown on 'dodgy directors'

The Government is set to bring forward proposals aiming to implement more restrictions and punishments for s o-called "dodgy directors".

Bank staff lack compensation info

Bank staff lack compensation info

Bank and building society staff are giving "inexcusably" bad information about how much of their customers' money would be protected if the provider were to go bust , an investigation by Which? has found.

Agencies quit CBI over vote stance

Agencies quit CBI over vote stance

Scottish Government agencies in charge of creating jobs and attracting tourists have become the latest to quit business lobbying organisation the CBI after it formally backed a "no" vote in the referendum.

British Gas denies bonus claims

British Gas denies bonus claims

British Gas has denied claims it paid its staff bonuses to inflate customers' bills.

Tougher mortgage checks warning

Tougher mortgage checks warning

People applying for a mortgage are facing tougher affordability checks which delve into their spending habits on outgoings ranging from childcare, travel and clothing to wine clubs and even a flutter on the horses.
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John Lewis to celebrate 150 years

John Lewis to celebrate 150 years

John Lewis is to mark its 150th anniversary with a celebration of the company's growth from a humble draper's shop to a £4 billion international business.
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US stocks close mostly higher

US stocks close mostly higher

Stocks have closed mostly higher on Wall Street after upbeat earnings news from several big US companies encouraged investors.
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Co-op warning after £2.5bn losses

Co-op warning after £2.5bn losses

The boss of the Co-op issued a stark warning about the mutual's future today after revealing annual losses of £2.5 billion, the worst in its 150-year history.
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'No evidence' of business fraud

'No evidence' of business fraud

Royal Bank of Scotland today said a review by law firm Clifford Chance had found no evidence that it set out to defraud small business customers.
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Bank set to axe hundreds of jobs

Bank set to axe hundreds of jobs

Barclays looks set to axe hundreds more jobs, mainly at its investment banking arm, as a result of a strategic review which will report within weeks.
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