Backchat is not sure if poor old Churchill put itself forward for best company after the RBS takeover. Since then the company is not a happy place, it seems.

It no longer appears in the annual Sunday Times '100 best companies to work for', announced this week.

Hiscox is now the top financial service company to work for, ranked at 11 in the top 100. Next in insurance is Denplan at 23, with Benfield at 26. Car insurer Admiral is down to 60 from 46 in 2003 but Kwik-Fit Insurance Services moved up three places to 71 this year.

Also this weekend The Mail on Sunday published its rich report 2004.

A new entry came in this year at 181 worth £225m - Stephen Catlin.