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Standard Life looks to sell its Canadian insurance business

'Vastly improved' operation is to be reviewed by advisers UBS and Merrill Lynch

Insurers name IoS deputy editor as business journalist of the year

The Independent on Sunday's deputy business editor, Simon Evans, has been named business journalist of the year by the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Lloyds still short of official approval for giant cash call

Treasury and FSA yet to sign off on the UK's largest ever rights issue

Simple moves to ease the charity crunch

Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight on making money go further

Alan Rubenstein: The pensions parachute is set to expand – but its boss wants limits

The Business Interview: He pays the pensions when companies fail. The chief executive talks to James Moore about banks, buyouts and the future

These dangerous debt managers must be reined in

A clampdown on dodgy debt-management firms looks likely after the Government published a consultation document on Friday, questioning whether the firms need to be regulated. "Taking tough, swift action against firms which fail to operate within the rules and which provide sub-standard services to consumers with problem debt remains a high priority," said the Ministry of Justice.

Life just isn't what it used to be for British insurance

The number of players in the UK market has quickly plunged from 200 to no more than 10 significant names. Simon Evans reports on the transformation

Can Daniels steady Lloyds' ship?

CEO's optimistic view of its bad loans have left some analysts confused, writes James Moore

Cowdery in talks with UKFI over Lloyds insurance assets

Clive Cowdery, the insurance entrepreneur who bought Friends Provident last week, has met with Treasury officials who assured him that the offshore structure of his company, the Guernsey-based Resolution, won't hamper his attempts to buy insurance assets up for sale by Lloyds Banking Group.

Prudential profits cheered as insurer rules out UK sale

Cowdery's plan for a super insurer will not include the prize of Prudential UK

Cable calls for institutional shareholders to face enquiry

The Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman, Vince Cable, called yesterday for Sir David Walker's inquiry into banking governance to be extended in the wake of Friends Provident's capitulation to Clive Cowdery's Guernsey-based investment company Resolution under pressure from its institutional shareholders.

James Moore: The day the cricket sponsors were bowled middle stump

Outlook: Sir David Walker wants institutional shareholders to act like responsible owners of the assets in which they invest on behalf of their clients

Eric Daniels: Leader of safety first revival takes a gamble

While bosses at Barclays were combative and HSBC's management confident, Lloyds felt rather depressed.

Seven questions savers should ask

Determined to begin saving but unsure of where to start? Here are the key questions you should consider before stashing your spare cash

A vital expense: How to choose the right life insurance policy

If the worst happens, you’ll want to know that your family is protected, says Rob Griffin
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Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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