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Premier League clubs smash transfer records

Premier League clubs have smashed summer transfer window spending records for a sixth consecutive year, according to analysis of their activities. Figures from Deloitte’s sports business group showed the 20 top-flight teams collectively spent £1.43bn during the break between seasons – a rise of 23% on the previous year. …

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The little-known firm you may soon have money in

Want to buy some shares in an Abu Dhabi-based hospital and healthcare centre operator? Well, if any element of your ISA, life policy or pension tracks the FTSE 100, you will shortly be a shareholder in such an entity. That’s because NMC Health, the largest private healthcare provider in …

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RhythmOne close to £185m swoop on US rival

RhythmOne, a London-quoted advertising technology company, is close to agreeing a takeover of a US-based rival that could ultimately see its stock market listing shift across the Atlantic. Sky News understands that RhythmOne is within days of announcing the terms of a $185m cash-and-shares offer for YuMe, which also …

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Bank's Saunders wants 'bumpy' Brexit insurance

A supporter of raising UK interest rates has argued a gradual increase now helps provide “insurance” should policymakers need to respond to a “bumpy” Brexit. Michael Saunders is one of two current members of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee (MPC), which sets the rate, to have voted …

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Record £7.8m penalty for 888 customer failures

The online gambling firm 888 has been ordered to pay a record £7.8m penalty by the industry regulator for “significant flaws” in its safeguarding of customers. One example given by the Gambling Commission was the company failing to challenge a customer who staked £1.3m over a 13-month period, with …

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Davis summons bosses for fresh Brexit talks

Some of Britain’s top company bosses have been summoned for talks with David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, amid mounting private sector concerns over the scope of a potential transition deal. Sky News has learnt that the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) has circulated invitations this week to …

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PPI scandal: the winners and losers so far

With the constant blizzard of emails, text messages and cold calls from the claims management companies, not to mention the barrage of television and newspaper advertising they generate, it seems scarcely believable that there is a soul in the land who has not heard of the Payment Protection Insurance …

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Tilney gatecrashes £2bn wealth managers' deal

Wealth manager Tilney is trying to gatecrash a £2bn merger between two rivals by tabling a takeover bid for Smith & Williamson (S&W), further underlining the accelerating race to consolidate the sector. Sky News has learnt that Tilney, which has assets of about £23bn under management, lodged an all-cash …

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Arnie back as the face of PPI claims deadline

Arnold Schwarzenegger is fronting a campaign warning consumers they only have two years to claim compensation for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI). An animatronic model of The Terminator star and former governor of California’s head features in the awareness adverts – paid for by the financial services firms with …

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