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Tag Archive: talks

  • British and Swiss ministers to discuss UK tax evasion

    British and Swiss ministers have agreed to talks on tax evasion issues in a move that could see Britons with wealth stashed in Swiss bank accounts forced to pay UK tax at source, on the money earned on their investments. … Read more »

  • Coventry and Stroud & Swindon in merger talks

    Coventry Building Society is reported to be in merger talks with Stroud & Swindon. Coventry is the UK’s third-largest society with a 48-strong branch network and over one million members. Stroud & Swindon ranks 10th having 22 branches across the … Read more »

  • JPMorgan Chase leads the field in RBS Sempra sale

    JPMorgan Chase is reported to be in exclusive talks to buy RBS Sempra. The joint venture commodities unit was taken on board by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as part of the ABN Amro acquisition, and is estimated to be … Read more »

  • Lloyds explores stockbroking future

    Lloyds Banking Group is reported to be in talks that could result in a joint venture with stockbroker, Execution. The latter was founded in 2001 and describes itself as “a full-service agency broker providing clients with execution, sales, trading, research … Read more »

  • LV= and Royal Liver in merger talks

    The UK’s two biggest friendly societies, Liverpool Victoria (LV=) and Royal Liver, are reported to be in merger talks. Such a move could create a £10 billion mutual business with over five million customers. A proposed merger could also be … Read more »

  • West Bromwich BS in rescue talks

    West Bromwich Building Society is in talks with the Treasury, its future in doubt. Rumours about the lender’s capital strength surfaced in the middle of last month, when the Financial Services Authority was reported to be seeking a bidder for … Read more »

  • West Bromwich BS against the ropes?

    Reports that West Bromwich Building Society is in difficulties have appeared in the weekend press. It is rumoured that the Financial Services Authority is seeking a bidder for the160-year-old mutual, which was among nine building societies to have their financial … Read more »

  • Britannia and Co-op snuggle up

    Britannia, the UK’s second-largest building society, is reported to be in merger talks with Co-operative Financial Services (CFS), which operates the group’s insurance and banking arms, including Internet bank, Smile. Both the Times and Telegraph have reported that the parties … Read more »

  • HBOS and Lloyds TSB in merger talks

    The BBC has reported that HBOS is in advanced merger talks with Lloyds TSB. HBOS shares have taken a pounding this week on the news that US investment bank, Lehman Brothers, has filed for bankruptcy and that American International Group, … Read more »

  • Zoellick calls for Doha talks to be revived

    In the wake of the collapse of the Doha World Trade Organisation talks, the president of the World Bank, Robert B. Zoellick, has issued a statement calling for the package to be recovered. Zoellick believes that it would damage developing … Read more »

  • HSBC moves closer to Shanghai listing

    Shares in HSBC Holdings rose over 4% in Hong Kong on Monday, following a report in the Sunday Telegraph that the bank’s chairman, Stephen Green, has been discussing the possibility of an investment in the group by China Investment Corporation … Read more »