Articles by Rhian Nicholson

Banking break-up still on the cards

Friday, 24 September 2010 | News

The Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) will consider breaking up the banks to improve competition for consumers as part of its year-long inquiry into the sector.

Lloyds tops complaints list once again

Tuesday, 14 September 2010 | News

Lloyds Banking Group has topped the list of the most complained about financial institutions for the third time.

Double-dip fears keep rates at 0.5%

Thursday, 09 September 2010 | News

Economists were today predicting more quantitative easing could soon be on the cards as fears of a double-dip recession gather pace.

House prices fall in August

Thursday, 02 September 2010 | News

House prices lost further ground in August as the supply-demand imbalance that drove up prices for much of last year continues to unwind.

AIM to bottom out in 2010

Wednesday, 25 August 2010 | News

The Alternative Investment Market is set to bottom out in the second half of 2010 with just 1,200 listed firms, according to research from Deloitte.

No respite for savers as interest rates stick at 0.5%

Tuesday, 10 August 2010 | News

Interest rates were kept on hold once again in July despite high inflation proving to be a sticky issue for the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). 

No compensation for B&B shareholders

Tuesday, 06 July 2010 | News

Almost a million former shareholders in Bradford & Bingley who were left nursing heavy losses when the bank was nationalised will not get any compensation.

Housing recovery loses steam

Wednesday, 30 June 2010 | News

The housing market recovery showed further signs of running out of steam in June with property prices edging up by just 0.1% during the month.

Budget cuts could hold back UK's growth

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 | News

Spending cuts and tax hikes outlined in the emergency Budget will weaken economic growth by more than previously forecast over the coming years, warn City economists.

Sterling slips after inflation data

Tuesday, 15 June 2010 | News

Sterling fell back from one-month highs against the dollar as speculation that a change in monetary policy could be on the cards faded after UK inflation data came in under forecast.