Aviva chairman McFarlane leaves to head Barclays

        Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 09:32

        John McFarlane, the chairman of insurer Aviva, has left the business to become chairman of banking group Barclays.


        Prudential tops pension complaints; L&G mortgage gripes up 900%

        Prudential has topped the Financial Ombudsman Service's (FOS) list of most complained about pension firms after consumer gripes against the firm were up 2% on the previous half year.

        Professional Adviser | 02 Sep 2014 | 07:36
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        Barclays profits fall 7% as bank faces £900m PPI hit

        Barclays said today its underlying profits for the first half of the year had fallen 7% after a drop in investment bank revenue, while it also reported another huge bill to compensate PPI customers.

        Professional Adviser | 30 Jul 2014 | 08:01

    Other Barclays articles


      Banks send Wonga-style legal threats to customers

      High street banks are using Wonga-style bullying letters to chase customers for payments.

      Professional Adviser | 04 Jul 2014 | 08:00

      Barclays hit with fraud charges over ‘dark pool’ trading

      US prosecutors have hit Barclays with fraud charges which claim the British lender lied to investors about its dark pool electronic trading operations.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Jun 2014 | 07:50

      Barclays puts ‘living pension’ at £17.5k a year

      Retirees need to bring home £17,500 a year to secure a “relatively modest but comfortable” retirement, according to research from Barclays.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jun 2014 | 15:37

      Barclays Wealth CEO to exit

      Chief executive of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management Peter Horrell is to leave the company at the end of the year.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Jun 2014 | 08:09
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      The Head Doctor: A manifesto for investing in an emotional world

      PA’s resident behavioural finance expert Greg Davies lays out his manifesto for balancing the desire for returns with being human…

      Professional Adviser | 06 Jun 2014 | 10:22
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      Platforms must cut prices further to lure Hargreaves' clients - Barclays

      D2C Platforms attempting to undercut Hargreaves Lansdown via lower fees have not made "significant enough" reductions to lure clients away, analysts at Barclays have said.

      Professional Adviser | 06 Jun 2014 | 08:09

      Barclays: Fund groups must 'completely rethink' retail strategies post-RDR

      Asset managers are likely to engage in a "fundamental rethink" of their retail strategies as more customers go direct in future, according to analysts at Barclays.

      Professional Adviser | 30 May 2014 | 08:17

      Hargreaves secures discounted share class for Woodford's new fund

      Hargreaves Lansdown has secured what it says is the cheapest share class in the market for Neil Woodford’s new fund, selling the investment star's fund for 60bps.

      Professional Adviser | 27 May 2014 | 10:35

      Barclays fined £26m for gold price fixing

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Barclays £26m for gold price fixing.

      Professional Adviser | 23 May 2014 | 09:57
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      Barclays to cut 19,000 jobs in 'bold simplification' of business

      Barclays will cut 19,000 jobs across the business by the end of 2016 - 14,000 of which will be lost this year - as part of what chief executive Antony Jenkins said was a "bold simplification" of the bank's structure.

      Professional Adviser | 08 May 2014 | 08:20
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      Barclays investment bank profits halve ahead of strategy overhaul

      Barclays' profits have fallen in the first quarter with the investment bank suffering almost a 50% drop in profits, according to its quarterly report.

      Professional Adviser | 06 May 2014 | 08:13

      The Head Doctor: Anyone for tennis?

      PA’s resident behavioural finance expert Greg Davies finds out if a Wimbledon-orientated investment would be game, set and match for one tennis lover...

      Professional Adviser | 02 May 2014 | 13:00

      RBS forced to drop plans for 200% bonuses

      RBS will not pay out bonuses in line with its rival banks, after the UK government said it would not support a payout ratio of two times executive salaries.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Apr 2014 | 08:16

      Barclays AGM rocked as SLI attacks bank over bonuses

      Standard Life Investments has taken the unusual step of criticising Barclays during its AGM, attacking the bank over its latest remuneration proposals amid a fiery meeting.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Apr 2014 | 07:55

      The Head Doctor: The trouble with 'time horizon'

      PA’s resident behavioural finance expert Greg Davies examines why an investor’s time horizon is so often misunderstood…

      Professional Adviser | 28 Mar 2014 | 23:35
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      Psigma targets Barclays Wealth's 'lighter touch' sub £500,000 clients

      Psigma Investment Management has made a play for Barclays Wealth clients with less than £500,000, after the bank itself scrapped its bespoke service for lower net worth clients.

      IFAonline | 26 Mar 2014 | 13:18
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      Banks pay £482m interest swap redress; hundreds of customers yet to opt-in

      Banks have paid out a total of £482m in redress to those they have missold interest rate hedging products, figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) show.

      IFAonline | 05 Mar 2014 | 14:51



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