Britons are expected to splurge £42.4bn in the run-up to Christmas – £1.5bn more than last year – as retailers brace themselves for an American-style Black Friday shopping frenzy set to take over their websites and stores this week.
London house price growth is continuing to fall below the national average, new data shows today.
House prices grew by 1.2 per cent nationally from September to October, according to figures released by estate agents Haart.
Consumer confidence in the UK has bounced back in October, a major UK bank has said.
Lloyds Bank’s confidence index climbed five points in October to 151 points, according to figures released by the bank today.
Internet providers will be forced to store details of the devices on their network and the content they access online in a push to improve national security, under new laws to be introduced by Home Secretary Theresa May.
A trade group comprised of a dozen British telecoms firms, including Sky, Vodafone and TalkTalk, yesterday labelled BT’s control of national infrastructure a “monopoly position” that blocked competition and restricted innovation.
Betfred founder Fred Done is to become the chairman of a fast-growing challenger bank, CardOne Banking.
Done started the BetFred chain – Britain’s biggest independent bookmaker – with his brother Peter in 1967.
THIS week will see a flurry of announcements regarding bank lending. The Bank of England on Thursday will publish the figures for its Funding for Lending scheme, followed by the latest data on the Help-to-Buy scheme the following day.
Strange, semi-human, and capable of tapping into our fear of the unknown, robots have sent shivers down our spines for decades – long before the Terminator was sent to Earth or the daleks even contemplated exterminating Dr Who.
The cost of private education has become so high that it is no longer an option for the majority of people in the UK, with teachers, doctors and lawyers among those no longer able to afford the fees, according to the headmaster at a top London s
David Cameron will announce plans to ban benefits for some EU migrants this week, as he takes a tougher stance on Europe and tries to ward off the political threat posed by the UK Independence Party (Ukip).
Royal Bank of Scotland's share price dropped sharply this aftenoon after it was forced to admit it is less able to withstand financial stress than originally stated, revising its figure down to just above the lowest cut off point.
The Swiss private banking arm of HSBC has been put under investigation in France.
French magistrates are looking into whether the bank helped some of it clients avoid making tax payments in 2006 and 2007.