financial news

Business rates, Barclays, mortgages and Centrica

23 February 2017 11:20

The row over a sharp rise in business rates rumbles on – but now the government has bowed to sustained…

Tesco, energy, pensioners and employment

13 February 2017 11:29

Like many supermarkets, Tesco advertises a range of promotions and discounts. Now an investigation by the BBC has found that…

Rail fares, tax, house prices and retirement

1 February 2017 11:15

Rail passengers could find it easier to buy cheaper tickets following a trial involving the overhaul of Britain’s rail fares…

House prices, Lloyds, pensions and credit cards

9 January 2017 10:36

If you’re still lamenting the fact that Christmas is over and you’re back at work, there’s some positive financial news…

Spending, property, pensions and earnings

6 January 2017 10:48

The switch from traditional spending to online shopping continues to gather pace as new figures show that high street sales…

Pensions, house prices, debt and motor insurance

21 December 2016 9:47

MPs have urged the Government to implement a ‘nuclear deterrent’ to thwart employers who fail to support their pension schemes.…

Energy bills, housing, financial guidance and Lloyds

20 December 2016 10:33

UK households face huge energy hikes in the New Year, according to new research. Thisismoney reports on a study by…

Economy, energy, care costs and property taxes

12 December 2016 10:27

Adam Marshall, the head of the British Chambers of Commerce, has told the BBC’s Today programme that the ‘business as usual’…

Housing, Brexit, savings and tax

8 December 2016 10:29

There’s a slew of housing news this morning including new research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. It predicts that…

Workers, renting, pensioners and scams

7 December 2016 9:42

More than 7 million Britons, including 2.6 million children, are living in poverty despite being part of working households, according to…

Record spending, Bank of England, spread betting and housing hotspots

6 December 2016 10:34

As predicted, shoppers worked themselves into a frenzy during November’s Black Friday, new figures reveal. But this year it was…

Christmas spending, energy, property and RBS

5 December 2016 10:46

With the national and international news dominated by the resignation of the Italian Prime Minister, personal finance has an obsession…

Rail fares, buy-to-let, bank accounts and insurance

2 December 2016 10:09

In a move certain to dampen any Christmas spirit, the rail industry has announced that train fares will rise by an…

British Gas, house prices, savings and petrol

1 December 2016 10:28

British Gas is freezing its standard tariffs for millions of people over winter. Britain’s biggest energy supplier says the decision…

RBS, landlords, energy and Brexit

30 November 2016 10:45

Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has been revealed as the worst performer in the Bank of England’s annual health check of the…

First-time buyers, payments, high-cost credit and lending

29 November 2016 10:34

Despite fears over affordability and the effects of the Brexit vote, the number of first-time buyers purchasing homes in the UK…

Black Friday/Cyber Monday, pensions, rail fares and PPI

28 November 2016 10:11

Don’t believe the hype. Despite forecasts of record sales for this year’s shopping frenzy, Black Friday appears to have been…

Black Friday, housing, equities and incomes

25 November 2016 10:29

Shoppers are predicted to go on a £1.97 billion spending spree today, setting a new record for Black Friday. Analysts…

Autumn Statement, Black Friday and consumer credit

24 November 2016 10:12

So, no more Spring Budgets. In one of the most surprising announcements in yesterday’s speech, the Chancellor revealed the abolition of…

Broadband, Brexit, credit cards and spending

22 November 2016 10:22

Philip Hammond will provide more than £1 billion to improve broadband speeds for up 2 million homes and businesses as…