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University of Cambridge to provide business case for safeguarding nature


The call to action is included in a ‘must read’ report launched by CISL today (17 February 2015), targeting international companies that rely heavily on ‘natural capital’ – natural resources such as water, soil and timber, that underpin global supply chains and provide commercial value. Through collaboration with household names including Nestlé, Asda and Mars, the CISL report also sheds light on the different responses businesses are already making to enhance natural capital, and where they are generating business benefits. Last month, the ... Read More »

BT launches BT Assure Threat Intelligence


BT announced today the launch of BT Assure Threat Intelligence, a new service designed to help organisations anticipate and defend against cyber threats, protecting their assets, customers and employees. From DDoS attacks to hacking and data theft, cyber-crime is growing and cyber criminals continue to become more sophisticated. In fact, according to a recent BT survey 1 of IT decision makers, more than half of respondents (59 per cent) said that DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly effective at subverting their IT security measures and 40... Read More »

BT Sport wins rights to more live Premier League football matches


Matches to be added to line-up featuring exclusive live action from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, FA Cup and top-flight European leagues BT is to show even more live top-flight football matches on its BT Sport TV channels after winning exclusive live rights to 42 Premier League matches in each of the 2016/17 to 2018/19 seasons. This is an increase of four matches per season on the current 38. The new rights will see BT Sport show a live Saturday evening game every Premier League weekend from 2016/17 for three seasons. Thi... Read More »

Lloyds Banking Group launches electronic identification for account opening


New service allows customers to upload identification documents using a camera enabled computer, mobile or tablet Available across Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland The service utilises technology found in social media but is new to the banking industry. Customers will get real time feedback as to the readability and suitability of their documentation. The new electronic identification and verification checks will start to be rolled out to customers from next week, beginning with those looking to add an additional party to an ex... Read More »

Port celebrates its role as “gateway to whale watching adventures”


It wasn’t a real shark, of course, but one of 13 life sized inflatable models of whales, sharks and dolphins that are on display in the terminal building. The biggest is 42 feet long, that’s 13 metres of whale that you can stand next to. Four are hanging from the ceiling. The ‘pop up’ exhibition opened today (11th February), with classes from schools all around Portsmouth already booked to come and take part in a “Whale Workshop”. Experts from marine wildlife charity ORCA are taking lessons, with students learning all about the whales, dolph... Read More »

Lloyds Bank launches mobile phone push notifications to help customers earn cashback


Customers can now receive push notifications for Everyday Offers straight to their mobile phone 1.5m customers now use the five star rated Lloyds Bank mobile app* Everyday Offers provides cashback discounts covering everything from grocery shopping to clothes, home ware and restaurants at a range of leading retailers. As part of Everyday Offers, ‘It’s On Us’ rewards thousands of Lloyds Bank customers every month by repaying a purchase they have made up to the value of £500. Now, those with the mobile banking app that want to be notified... Read More »

Barclays launches new ‘Community Banking’ service in UK first


The ground-breaking technology will give Barclays colleagues secure access to services traditionally only available through the confines of a bricks and mortar branch. Alongside Barclays’ extensive ATM network, the increasing popularity of mobile cheque imaging, as well as the rapid adoption of digital banking services, customers will now have the choice to carry out the majority of transactions at a time and place that suits them best. Currently being trialled with 50 Community Bankers and specialists, including Mortgage, Premier and Busine... Read More »

Anglian Water: Rutland Water voted Britain’s favourite nature reserve


LandLove Magazine gathered more than 25,000 votes as it aimed to find the nation’s favourite things about our countryside, from stately homes to hotels and gardens. There was tough competition in the category of Britain’s favourite nature reserve, but Rutland Water came out on top, followed by the National Trust’s Farne islands and the RSPB’s Minsmere in Suffolk, home of the BBC’s Springwatch. The reserve is managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with Anglian Water. Chris Gerrard from Anglian Water said: “... Read More »

European Waterways: 800 Years of Magna Carta


Our hotel barge of the same name will cruise right past the site of the signing at Runnymede and the itinerary will include a very special excursion to Salisbury Cathedral to see the world's best preserved origional copy of the famous charter. ... Read More »

Prudential Financial to participate in Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum; live webcast available


Interested parties may listen to the presentation through a live webcast, and view the presentation slides through Prudential Financial’s Investor Relations website at Please log on at least fifteen minutes early, to register and download and install any necessary software. The presentation will remain available on the Investor Relations Web site for replay from February 12 through February 27, 2015. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under ... Read More »

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