Privatisations: Special report

Privatisations: Special report

The government plans to sell-off more state-owned assets, with Royal Mail and its stakes in Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland the prime candidates for participation from private investors.

Interactive Investor sets the scene, and will be providing ongoing coverage and analysis of all the initial public offerings as they happen.

By: David Prosser I Fri, 27th September 2013 - 15:17
Royal Mail: Priced to go for income-seekers

Analysis of the Royal Mail prospectus shows dividend yield on shares will be between 6.1% and 7.7% on the indicative price range.

By: Julie Fisher I Fri, 27th September 2013 - 10:46
Government unveils Royal Mail IPO price range

Royal Mail's initial public offering on the stockmarket in October could be valued at up to £3.3 billion.

By: Julie Fisher I Tue, 17th September 2013 - 10:59
Government begins Lloyds privatisation

George Osborne claimed the start of the government's sale of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group was "a sign the British economy is turning a corner".

By: Heather Connon I Fri, 13th September 2013 - 17:05
With Royal Mail on the block, how have recent IPOs performed?

The return of retail initial public offerings such as Royal Mail is a welcome development for private investors, says Heather Connon.

By: Ceri Jones I Thu, 12th September 2013 - 09:58
Royal Mail announces privatisation plans

Postal group Royal Mail has announced its intention to offer shares to the general public.

By: Ceri Jones I Mon, 9th September 2013 - 16:54
No pain in Lloyds-TSB divorce

Monday saw Lloyds Banking Group and TSB formally split as the penalty European regulators said Lloyds must pay for its 2009 state bail-out.

By: David Prosser I Wed, 31st July 2013 - 00:00
Royal Mail privatisation: Investment pros and cons

David Prosser assesses the government's initial public offering of shares in Royal Mail and its attractions, or not, for private investors.

By: Julie Fisher I Wed, 21st August 2013 - 10:47
Lloyds agrees £250m German sale

Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to sell German insurer Heidelberger Leben, beefing up its capital ratio but provoking investors' ire.

By: Julie Fisher I Mon, 12th August 2013 - 12:28
Cable casts doubt on RBS sell-off

Business secretary Vince Cable has said it will be at least five years before the government sells its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland.

By: David Prosser I Wed, 31st July 2013 - 00:00
Privatisations special report

As the government plans to sell-off state-owned assets such as Royal Mail and its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, David Prosser sets the scene.

By: David Prosser I Wed, 31st July 2013 - 00:00
Lloyds Banking Group privatisation: Investment pros and cons

Would the government's sale of its sake in Lloyds Banking Group benefit private investors? David Prosser weighs up the flotation's prospects.

By: David Prosser I Wed, 31st July 2013 - 00:00
RBS privatisation: Investment pros and cons

Taxpayers own 81% of Royal Bank of Scotland, but the government is desperate to return it to the private sector. David Prosser investigates.

Fri, 19th July 2013 - 09:29

Justin Urquhart-Stewart of Seven Investment Management airs his views on the UK government's plans to float Royal Mail, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland.

By: Heather Connon I Fri, 13th September 2013 - 16:11

Our sister title Money Observer has compiled a guide of the key aspects to consider when you are contemplating investing in the four key types of new issues.

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