Editor’s Column: Phoenixes need to be shot down


Whenever I hear of a new regulatory initiative designed to crack down on rogues or bad practice I always resist the temptation to cheer straightaway.


Standard Life brand could be sold - reports

Standard Life Aberdeen may be ready to sell off its 175-year-old Standard Life brand to acquisitive life insurance group Phoenix Group.


Phoenix to buy Standard Life Assurance for £3.2bn

Phoenix Group Holdings is planning to buy Standard Life Assurance, the insurance operation, and Vebnet Limited (Standard Life’s employee benefits arm) for a total of £3.24bn.


Most complained about firms revealed by financial ombudsman

The most complained about advisory and finance firms for the first half of 2014 have been revealed this morning.

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