Lloyds Bank has become the first financial services company to undertake a trial with Signly – a British Sign Language (BSL) translation tool. Lloyds Banking Group’s Innovation Labs trialled the technology to understand how Signly could offer an alternative option for up to 250,000 people in the UK who use BSL each day. Since undertaking the trial, the Bank is now looking to test the technology with a wider group of customers.
The Barclays Employers' Survey 2015, which questioned over 660 UK businesses*, has revealed that mid-size businesses will be leading on job creation and wage growth in 2015.
UK Financial Investments (UKFI) the government-mandated company which manages HM Treasury's shareholdings in banks subscribing to its recapitalisation fund, has announced its intention to sell a further part of HM Treasury's shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group plc.
Increased income tax revenues and a phenomenal rise in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) receipts have boosted an overall tax take in the last twelve months, which is £21 billion (4.47%) higher than in the year preceding say London chartered accountants Blick Rothenberg LLP.
The stamp duty exemption for securities trading on growth markets, coming into effect on Monday 28th April, will give investors a further reason to back ambitious companies but is unlikely to have much impact on where issuers choose to list, says a partner at law firm Hogan Lovells.
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and non-UCITS for February 2014.
Citigroup hasannounced that it has reached an agreement with 18 institutional investors regarding the resolution of certain legacy Securities and Banking private-label securitization representation and warranty repurchase claims.
As part of LuxCSD’s initiative to support the dematerialisation of securities of all types, LuxCSD announces custody fee cuts for equities by 50%
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