Markets & economy

Scottish referendum: 'yes or no, the world has changed'

Thursday, 18 September 2014 | News

As Scotland heads for the polls, market pundits have warned of complacency among the investment community as both the UK and Scottish economies are likely to suffer regardless of the result.

Inflation falls to five-year low

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | News

Inflation has fallen to its lowest point in five years, with prices rising by approximately 1.5% over the 12 months to August, down from 1.6% in July.

Brits remain confident over economy

Monday, 21 July 2014 | News

Confidence among British consumers fell slightly in June but the general outlook remains positive as the costs of essential goods continues to fall, a new survey published today has revealed.

Inflation took unexpected leap in June

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | News

Inflation took an unexpected leap in June, with the Consumer Prices Index rising to 1.9% from 1.5% in May, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Fall in inflation of "little comfort" to cash-strapped families

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | News

Inflation, as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI), fell sharply in May 2014 to 1.5% - down from 2.7% this time last year - but the drop is "of little comfort to financially vulnerable families", a leading debt...

Bank of England hints at rate rise

Friday, 13 June 2014 | News

The governor of the Bank of England has hinted that UK interest rates could start to rise "sooner than markets currently expect".

Santander fined £12m for poor financial advice

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | News

Santander UK has been fined more than £12 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for "serious failings in the way it offered financial advice".

Budget 2014: A budget for savers and investors

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | News

Years of campaigning have finally paid off – as this year's Budget winners are most certainly the UK's savers and investors.

Here's our round up of the good news.

Budget 2014: Winners and losers

Thursday, 20 March 2014 | News

George Osborne may not have had much money to play with, but this year's Budget was certainly more eventful than most, with a raft of measures aimed at boosting, among others, Britain's savers, investors and pensioners.

Budget 2014: At a glance

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | News

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his fifth annual Budget. Read our summary of the key announcements.