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Market report: Weakened pound gives FTSE 100 push, National Grid probe, BHP sees raw material demand soften

UK markets make further gains in early trade on Tuesday as investors rally around more declines for the pound and the impact on large overseas earnings for many of the FTSE 100 companies. That comes as energy regulator Ofgem announces a probe into the recent power blackout and National Grid’s (NG.) part in it. Sterling fell 0.4% against the dollar, taking cable (the nickname given to the ...

Market report: Takeovers enliven Friday trade as Provident and Dairy Crest accept bids, Metro Bank wins £120m competition cash

Investors have a couple of interesting takeovers to concentrate on in early trade on Friday as lender Provident Financial (PFG) and Cathedral City cheese maker Dairy Crest (DCG) recommend bids to shareholders. Provident, the £1.3bn business behind Vanquis credit cards, accepts a £1.3bn offer tabled subprime lending peer Non-Standard Finance (NSF). Interestingly, NSF was founded in 2014 by ...

Amigo’s IPO success implies investors haven’t lost interest in sub-prime lending

Lending to sub-prime candidates is big business but comes with equally big risks. High-profile problems with doorstep lender Provident Financial (PFG) may have reduced investors’ appetite for the sector, yet the stock market flotation of another loans business, Amigo (AMGO), is good reason to reappraise this space. Amigo has pioneered a new business model which keeps the interest charged within ...
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