City editor of Sky News, City AM columnist and Charlton Athletic fan. London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year 2011.

RBS: Osborne To Pull Trigger On £2bn Sale

news.sky.com — George Osborne is expected to announce the first sale of taxpayers' shareholding in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on Monday with a £2bn disposal targeted at City investors. Sky News understands that directors of UK Financial Investments (UKFI), the agency which manages the state's 79% stake in RBS, held talks on Monday to sanction the move.

Labour Warns Osborne Over RBS Share Sale Plan

Aug 03, 2015

Revealed: Labour shadow chancellor Chris Leslie warns ministers against "hasty" sale of taxpayer's RBS shareholding. goo.gl/z2FvZn

Spectre Of FX Scandal Returns To Haunt HSBC

news.sky.com — The spectre of the foreign exchange-rigging scandal will return to haunt HSBC on Monday when it sets aside hundreds of millions of pounds more to cover future settlements with regulators.
Aug 02, 2015

Exclusive: HSBC to set aside hundreds of millions of pounds more tomorrow for foreign exchange-rigging settlements. goo.gl/dr4Iyg

Aug 02, 2015

RT @MarkKleinmanSky: Exclusive: HSBC to set aside hundreds of millions of pounds more tomorrow for foreign exchange-rigging settlements. goo.gl/dr4Iyg

ITV Threatens Ministers Over Catch-Up Reforms

news.sky.com — ITV is threatening ministers with legal action over plans that will force users of some digital catch-up TV services to buy a television licence as part of a radical overhaul of the BBC's funding.
Jul 31, 2015

Exclusive: ITV threatens legal action against Govt over reforms that will oblige ITV Player users to buy TV licence. goo.gl/Zx9UzP

Claims Firms Get £1.7bn From Lloyds PPI Scandal

news.sky.com — The boss of Lloyds Banking Group is demanding a crackdown on claims-handling firms as it emerged that they have reaped £1.7bn from Lloyds Banking Group's PPI mis-selling disaster.
Jul 31, 2015

Exclusive: Claims management companies reap £1.7bn windfall from Lloyds Banking Group's PPI mis-selling scandal. goo.gl/qJZy7Y

IoD Chief Calls For Early EU Referendum

news.sky.com — The head of one of Britain's most influential business groups will urge David Cameron on Friday to hold the referendum on the UK's European Union (EU) membership next year and avoid an "inappropriate" delay.

Food Group Brakes Cooks Up £2.5bn Float Plan

news.sky.com — Brakes Group, the UK's biggest food distributor, has begun preparing for a stock market listing in London that could see it valued at up to £2.5bn. Sky News has learnt that Bain Capital, the private equity group which bought Brakes in 2007, has appointed investment bankers at Lazard to advise on a public share offering.
Jul 30, 2015

Exclusive: Private equity-backed food-service giant Brakes Group cooks up plan for £2.5bn London float next year. goo.gl/QPIQg8

Leading City Hedge Fund Buys Atom Bank Stake

news.sky.com — One of London's top hedge funds is to buy a stake in Britain's first app-based lender just weeks after George Osborne hit challenger banks with a tax bombshell. Sky News has learnt that Marathon Asset Management is subscribing to part of a £25m share issue in Atom Bank which will be raised in the coming days.
Jul 30, 2015

Revealed: London hedge fund Marathon to buy stake in app-based lender Atom Bank weeks after Osborne tax bombshell. goo.gl/vnkAQ0

Mac the Knife raises fears with investors that egos will rule the roost at Barclays

cityam.com — IS THERE a bank director with a thicker hide than John McFarlane? The tone of yesterday's interim results from Barclays, which comfortably beat City forecasts, would more ordinarily be accompanied by the praise of a chairman for their chief executive. Instead, the newly installed executive chairman, McFarlane, struggled to find reasons for burying him.

Lord Coe's Agency Chimes With Providence Bid

news.sky.com — The marketing services group which owns Lord Coe's sports agency is in advanced talks about a takeover valuing it at more than £350m. Sky News can reveal that Chime Communications has received a joint bid approach from Providence Equity, one of the world's biggest buyout firms, and WPP Group, Chime's FTSE-100 rival.
Jul 29, 2015

Exclusive: Chime, the owner of Lord Coe's sports marketing agency, close to takeover by Providence Equity and WPP. goo.gl/x6dKS0

Jul 29, 2015

RT @MarkKleinmanSky: Exclusive: Chime, the owner of Lord Coe's sports marketing agency, close to takeover by Providence Equity and WPP. goo.gl/x6dKS0

Jul 29, 2015

RT @MarkKleinmanSky: Exclusive: Chime, the owner of Lord Coe's sports marketing agency, close to takeover by Providence Equity and WPP. goo.gl/x6dKS0

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Aug 03, 2015

Revealed: Labour shadow chancellor Chris Leslie warns ministers against "hasty" sale of taxpayer's RBS shareholding. goo.gl/z2FvZn

Aug 02, 2015

Exclusive: HSBC to set aside hundreds of millions of pounds more tomorrow for foreign exchange-rigging settlements. goo.gl/dr4Iyg

Jul 31, 2015

Exclusive: ITV threatens legal action against Govt over reforms that will oblige ITV Player users to buy TV licence. goo.gl/Zx9UzP

Jul 31, 2015

Lloyds CEO tells me claims firms should fund cost of claims where no PPI policy exists; backs Government plan for review of CMCs regulation.

Jul 31, 2015

Exclusive: Claims management companies reap £1.7bn windfall from Lloyds Banking Group's PPI mis-selling scandal. goo.gl/qJZy7Y

Jul 31, 2015

News from the horticulture world (not something I often write): William Sinclair to be sold via pre-pack administration to Westland today.

Jul 30, 2015

Exclusive: Private equity-backed food-service giant Brakes Group cooks up plan for £2.5bn London float next year. goo.gl/QPIQg8

Jul 30, 2015

Revealed: London hedge fund Marathon to buy stake in app-based lender Atom Bank weeks after Osborne tax bombshell. goo.gl/vnkAQ0

Jul 29, 2015

I understand Providence/WPP recommended offer for Chime Communications likely to be announced to the London Stock Exchange tomorrow.

Jul 29, 2015

Exclusive: Chime, the owner of Lord Coe's sports marketing agency, close to takeover by Providence Equity and WPP. goo.gl/x6dKS0

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