A senior manager tipped to replace António Horta-Osório as chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group is leaving the lender as part of a significant management shake-up aimed at cutting costs and strengthening the company’s digital services following its privatisation. Andrew Bester, head of the commercial bank, will leave after five years to “pursue other interests”. City insiders had cited him as a potential successor to Mr Horta-Osório.
Hopes of watching former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin being grilled in court were dashed this week after thousands of individual shareholders struck an eleventh-hour settlement with the state-backed bank. The deal means individual shareholders will receive a hefty £200m payout from RBS, but it could also pave the way for similar group litigation cases to be brought against banks and other large UK companies in the future.
The Co-Operative Bank is aiming to strike a deal within two weeks that shores up its balance sheet amid mounting concern that large depositors, including charities and mutual groups, face large losses if it is wound up. The beleaguered bank is hoping to launch a debt for equity swap — where some investors swap their bonds for shares at a loss — within a fortnight, in order to complete the process before £400m of senior bonds mature in September, according to two bankers briefed on the process.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".