The City roundup video: Royal Mail loses out, Wonga advert ban and 'Cheesegrater' architect moves in

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Nearly a year after its privatisation, Royal Mail’s shareholders opened a nasty package this morning when the postal company revealed it has had to set aside 18 million quid to settle a dispute in France. The dispute first emerged in July, when French authorities announced that they were investigating one of its subsidiaries over allegations of collusion. Today French authorities said that the Royal Mail were being compliant and this had reduced the possibility of greater fines and legal costs.

In other news, payday lenders are again under the spotlight. Wonga’s partying pensioner puppets were looking bedraggled yesterday after an ad which failed to mention its 5853% interest rate was banned. Today the competition watchdog, is going even further. It has called for the price comparison site to remove the fog in the payday loan market.

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And finally, Richard Rogers, the architect and creator of London’s Cheesegrater skyscraper has endorsed his own creation by moving in. The deal is not signed and sealed but it looks like his practice is going to move into the 14 floor.

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