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…

Corporation tax, Facebook and Italian banks

21 November 2016 12:47

Corporation Tax The Prime Minister will today pledge to match the lowest corporation tax rates within the G20 — even…

Whiplash claims, LISAs, buy-to-let and energy bills

17 November 2016 10:05

Car insurance premiums for millions of motorists could fall by £40 a year following a government crackdown on fraudulent whiplash…

First-time buyers, Black Friday, tax avoidance and unemployment

16 November 2016 10:06

First-time buyers need more help to put an end to the decline in home ownership, according to a report from…

Tax, bonds, national insurance and pensions

15 November 2016 9:36

A slowdown in the UK economy will affect tax receipts and leave Philip Hammond with scant opportunity for giveaways at next…

Energy profits, pensions, financial education and housing

14 November 2016 10:21

The Government is to investigate claims that energy providers are pocketing larger profits than they have previously admitted, according to…