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Goldman Sachs’ private equity arm is set to announce a £150m investment in insurance group Hastings Direct that will leave chairman Neil Utley cashing in tens of millions of pounds from the business he turned around after buying it in 2008.

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Chiara Cavaglieri analyses Labour's plans for Northern Rock

Election manifesto promises: how they will hit your cash

The parties have revealed their plans for our personal finances. Simon Read finds out how their proposals have gone down

Ex-Northern Rock chiefs fined for misreporting figures

The City watchdog said today that it had fined the former Northern Rock deputy chief executive for "misreporting" mortgage arrears figures.

£15m bonuses 'justified' after Rock slashes losses by £1bn

Union supports payments to staff as state-owned bank trims annual losses to £257m

Rock savers will lose their 100 per cent guarantee on savings

Northern Rock savers will lose the Government's 100 per cent guarantee on their deposits on 24 May, the Government said last week, and the guarantee will not apply to accounts opened between now and 24 May.

Northern Rock guarantee will be gone in May

Savers with up to £50,000 will still be eligible for state deposit protection scheme

SlackBelly: Trouble at Tradition: Ex-director sues broking firm

The City Snitch: The good, the bad and the ugly of the Square Mile

Money Insider: Mutuals see end of Rocky road

Since the onset of the credit crunch, the wholesale money markets have become a less attractive and more expensive source of funding for many banks and building societies.

David Prosser: A test for Northern Rock

Outlook: The signal yesterday from the Government that it intends to drop its 100 per cent guarantee of savers' deposits with Northern Rock may well presage an exodus of account holders to other banks and building societies.

Government to cut Northern Rock savings guarantee

The 100 per cent guarantee on savers' deposits held within Northern Rock is to removed within weeks as the Government steps up plans to return the nationalised bank to the private sector, it was reported today.

FSA switches auditors

A government decision to force the Financial Services Authority to change auditor will save the regulator almost £100,000 a year. Under pressure from MPs, the FSA is to replace accountants Grant Thornton with the National Audit Office.

Haiti Fundraiser at the Roundhouse, London

The Haiti Benefit Gala, supporting ActionAid and Médecins Sans Frontières humanitarian aid efforts following the recent earthquake, has announced the release of tickets and the first few names to play the event at Camden’s Roundhouse venue on Thursday 25th February.

Northern Rock renews £10m sponsorship deal with Newcastle United

Northern Rock's "good bank" is to renew its controversial sponsorship of Newcastle United from next season in a deal worth up to £10m over four years to the side, who are currently top of the Football League Championship.

Newcastle to earn £10m in shirt deal

Championship club ties up new agreement to run until end of 2013-14 campaign
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