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Lloyds is back in the black – but hold the celebrations

Lloyds Banking Group hailed a return to profits yesterday but there is still some way to go before investors can be really confident of its prospects, reports James Moore

Business Profile: Eric Daniels

Quiet American is breathing a little easier as Lloyds returns to profit

Wealth check: 'At 25, I worry about funding my retirement'

With a large business loan to pay off, Natalie should think about sorting out her debt first. Kate Hughes reports

Derek Pain: Reckless managers are destroying value

No Pain, No Gain

Pick the right fund when you invest tax-free

There's only days left to use the current tax year's ISA allowance. There's a wide choice

Prudential incurs investors' wrath as Thiam heads north

Insurance boss to discuss plans to buy Asian arm of AIG with Scottish fund managers

VT and Babcock inch towards merger deal

VT Group, a defence contractor and outsourcing business, yesterday softened its opposition to a takeover by Babcock International when it agreed to a "mutual exchange of information" between the two companies.

Lloyds' charity cuts ruin TSB bicentenary

When the bank took over TSB, it agreed to support the charity set up by its new subsidiary. No longer

Parents struggling to make ends meet

Nearly two-thirds of families with children need both parents to work just to make ends meet, research showed today.

How would your business cope if a key person fell ill?

More than 80 per cent of small businesses have no cover if an important employee is unable to work. Chiara Cavaglieri reports

End of Abbey heralds all change on the high street

Your favourite bank or building society could be disappearing soon – replaced by a new name or brand.

The Year Ahead: Strategists predict a rocky ride in 2010

The FTSE 100 is expected to remain on the recovery path next year, with market-watchers anticipating a rise of more than 10 per cent as the world economy regains its composure over the next 12 months. But progress will not be smooth.

Better Capital set for £142m float

Better Capital, the venture set up by the private equity grandee Jon Moulton after he left Alchemy Partners, is set to raise £142.4m when it goes public on London's growth market tomorrow.

Scottish Widows in court over claims it gave 'negligent' advice to members

Lawyers representing Scottish Widows, the Lloyds Banking Group-owned insurer, will on Thursday make their final arguments in Edinburgh's Court of Session in a hearing that could potentially cost the group hundreds of millions in compensation payouts.

Are fund managers serving a dog's dinner?

Is your actively managed fund on Bestinvest's shaming 'dog' list? And, if so, what can you do? Julian Knight and Chiara Cavaglieri investigate
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