The UK’s FTSE 100 index slid 4 per cent on Wednesday into a technical bear market, as the price of oil fell below $27 a barrel.
House prices increased for the eighth time in nine months in March, but experts warn more property being put up for sale could dampen further inflation.
A complaint has been lodged calling for cash Isa providers to provide a fairer deal to consumers after research revealed that millions of savers are losing out on interest worth up to £3 billion each year.
The latest figures from Nationwide show house prices recovered in March following a 0.8 per cent fall the previous month.
The Conservative party has pledged to protect 70 per cent of workers from next year’s planned national insurance hike if it is voted into power at the general election.
Chancellor Alistair Darling has delivered his Budget report - his last before the general election.
Alistair Darling has axed stamp duty on properties bought for less than £250,000 in his Budget report today.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has been forced to delay its crackdown on payment protection insurance (PPI) amid fears from banks that redress to customers could hit £4 billion.