As government flounders, investors find a way to curb executive pay

An unlikely hero – the Investment Association – is wading into pension inequality with a simple, compelling propositionWhen the former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin reluctantly agreed, in the wake of the bank’s collapse and nationalisation, …

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Cashless Britain: over-55s and low earners at risk of being left behind

Study warns banks to adapt offerings to help consumers to use mobile or online bankingWith Britons increasingly turning to digital payments, consumers aged over 55 and those on low incomes “risk being left behind” by banks, according to new research.Th…

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The welcome sight of banks rowing back on executive pensions | Nils Pratley

HSBC and Lloyds are showing the way, but it’s still one rule for bosses and another for staffAt HSBC and Lloyds in the past week, we’ve been treated to a rare sight: boards deciding not to defend the indefensible on executive pay. The issue has been ex…

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Sainsbury’s £1bn reveal is unlikely to move the competition authority | Nils Pratley

The supermarket’s merger with Asda would permanently reshape the UK grocery marketSainsbury’s pitch to the Competition and Markets Authority didn’t work the first time, so here comes chief executive Mike Coupe with another plea. His big reveal was a fi…

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