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As the retirement age advances, workers are more likely to switch profession

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 3 December 2013

Firms on trial for Eads share trades

Lloyds confirms Lord Blackwell as next chairman

Lloyds Banking Group today confimed that Lord Blackwell will be its next chairman putting an end to weeks of speculation.

New Lloyds chairman boosts efforts to speed up taxpayers’ stake sell-off

The next chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, Lord Blackwell, is expected to launch a review of the business to ensure a speedy sale of the taxpayers’ remaining 33 per cent stake in the bank.

Market Report: TalkTalk rang up gains as it headed towards nearly one million TV customers

Traders' chat was largely focused on a telecoms-to-TV group with a set of figures worth talking about yesterday. TalkTalk said it had added 167,000 customers to its TV business in the second quarter, putting it on track for nearly 1 million by its financial year end.

Market Report: Fears Aberdeen could be caught up in expensive bidding war

Reports from Down Under that could mean an expensive bidding war for fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management sent it to the bottom of the Footsie yesterday.

Lloyds banks £977m from Australian sale

The latest sell-off by the bank will see it strengthening its balance sheet

Almost half expecting to work beyond 65

Nearly half of Britons believe they will have to work beyond age 65 because their pensions savings are inadequate, a survey from Scottish Widows has found.

Mind the pensions gap: Workers and bosses have worrying lack of knowledge about saving requirements

The pension gap between what British workers are prepared to save and what they need to is widening. Meanwhile both workers and bosses have a worrying lack of knowledge about pension levels and rules.

Six of Britain’s largest financial services firms are examining their involvement with BT after accusations that it inadvertently aided American drone strikes in Yemen and Somalia

Firms re-examine links with BT over drones

Six of Britain’s largest financial services firms are examining their involvement with BT after accusations that it inadvertently aided American drone strikes in Yemen and Somalia.

Row grows over fresh annuity confusion

New insurance industry tables will simply help to confuse people

Under 30s fear being too ill to enjoy retirement

The UK's youngest generation of working adults face concerns over health and money in their old age, the latest figures suggest.

Green policy failures are choking off billions in private investment

Fund managers are concerned that governments are not doing enough to mitigate effects of global warming

Lloyds and RBS get thumbs up from watchdog on capital

Britain’s taxpayer-bailed-out banks today reassured the City that they will not need to raise fresh capital despite the Bank of England recently saying that the UK banking sector had a £25 billion capital shortfall.

Barclaycard, one of the UK's largest credit-card providers, now reveals all its rates to potential customers

Julian Knight: Barclaycard forced to come clean over interest rates

After Independent on Sunday revelation, provider now spells out the real costs to new credit card applicants

Fifth of British public are failing to save any money

One in five people have no savings, a report reveals today. It warns that millions are living on a financial precipice, struggling amid government cutbacks and inflationary pressures and at risk of being tipped into debt woes by just a small emergency.

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