• October 7, 2014

    Savings of up to £1 Million to be Prote...

    The Bank of England will protect savings of up to a million pounds under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. The increased rate of savings pro...
  • March 21, 2017

    Sudden Jump in UK Inflation Rate

    The UK inflation rate has risen sharply, hitting the highest level since 2013. February saw the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices I...
  • February 22, 2017

    Consumer Insurance may be Hit by Discoun...

    Insurers are uncertain about the impact that a reduction in the personal injury discount rate is going to have, with some suggesting that consumers mi...
  • June 22, 2016

    Bitcoin Threatens Financial Stability sa...

    US regulators have warned that Bitcoin, along with other “cryptocurrencies,” poses “financial security risks.” Bitcoin and other, similar curr...
  • May 20, 2016

    Unemployment Down but Job Growth May Slo...

    The unemployment rate in the UK has fallen over the first quarter of 2016, albeit modestly, according to figures from the Office for National Statisti...
  • March 16, 2016

    The 2016 Budget in a Nutshell

    George Osborne recently delivered the annual budget, revealing how the financial landscape is going to change for the people of the UK in the near fut...
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Savings of up to £1 Million to be Protected

The Bank of England will protect savings of up to a million pounds under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. The increased rate of savings protection is expected to take effect…

Sudden Jump in UK Inflation Rate

The UK inflation rate has risen sharply, hitting the highest level since 2013. February saw the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) hit 2.3%, driven…

Consumer Insurance may be Hit by Discount Rate Reduction

Insurers are uncertain about the impact that a reduction in the personal injury discount rate is going to have, with some suggesting that consumers might suffer as a result. A…

Bitcoin Threatens Financial Stability say Regulators

US regulators have warned that Bitcoin, along with other “cryptocurrencies,” poses “financial security risks.” Bitcoin and other, similar currencies are digital alternatives to traditional currency, which are decentralised, not connected…

Unemployment Down but Job Growth May Slow

The unemployment rate in the UK has fallen over the first quarter of 2016, albeit modestly, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). However, the official statistical…

The 2016 Budget in a Nutshell

George Osborne recently delivered the annual budget, revealing how the financial landscape is going to change for the people of the UK in the near future. Some of the key…

Oil Prices Continue to Fall

The dramatic fall in oil prices is continuing apace, with the end of sanctions on Iran being the most recent factor to push the price downward. Earlier this month it…

Interest Rates may Fall Instead of Rise

After years languishing at record lows, it has recently been reported from numerous quarters that the Bank of England may finally raise interest rates in the near future. However, the…

Rail Fares to Increase Next Year

The Department of Transport has said that next January will see a rise of 1% in regulated rail fares. This increase is pegged to July’s inflation level of 1%, measured…

Confidence Growing Among Small Businesses

According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), confidence among smaller enterprises has grown significantly over the past three months. This points, the Federation says, towards strong potential for growth…

FOREX Manipulation Leads to Record Fines

Record fines have been handed down to five of the world’s biggest names in banking, primarily for manipulation of the foreign exchange (FOREX) market. The fines total US$ £3.6 billion,…