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Shares in GoCompare and Moneysupermarket hit by Amazon insurance comparison site threat

Reports that Amazon could enter the insurance price comparison market have spooked investors in three UK-listed companies active in this space. Shares in GoCompare (GOCO), Moneysupermarket (MONY) and Confused.com owner Admiral (ADM) fell hard at the UK market open in response, although their losses have since been pared back. GoCompare initially slumped by nearly 10% but the losses have ...

Market report: Dividend resumption boosts RBS, Pets at Home sets investors purring

Although the momentum of the blue-chip benchmark has stalled since it hit new record highs in late May, London’s FTSE 100 recovers some of yesterday’s losses early on, ticking 39 points higher to 7,615. In corporate news, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) rises 3.1% to 257.8p as half year results not only reveal adjusted profitability comfortably ahead of consensus forecasts, but the bank also ...

Market report: RBS finance boss goes, Italy fall out goes on, former WPP man Sorrell back

The political crisis engulfing Italy continues to rattle investor cages across Europe and elsewhere around the globe, with Asian markets hit hard overnight. The UK’s FTSE 100 is making an unsettled start to trading on Wednesday, early modest gains being gradually whittled away to trade around 5 points lower at 7,627.65. It follows a 1.3% fall on Tuesday as investors took fright at the ...

RBS boss says investment case for the bank is ‘much clearer’ now US fine is settled

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has finally received its punishment for selling toxic mortgage bonds in the heady days before the global financial crisis. Its fine of $4.9bn came in below analysts’ forecasts and chief executive Ross McEwan says this represents a ‘milestone moment’ for the bank. ‘Reaching this settlement in principle with the US Department of Justice will, when ...

Market report: RBS agrees $4.9bn penalty to satisfy US regulators; BT slumps on growth return plans

Banking group Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has agreed to pay a $4.9bn fine to resolve a US probe into its past sale of mortgage-backed securities. This is a far smaller penalty than many investors feared the bank would have to pay, with some estimates predicting up to $12bn in fines. This sends shares in RBS jumping more than 5% to 290.6p in early trade on Thursday, one of the FTSE 100’s ...
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