Latest News

Greek crisis still a bigger problem than hung parliament

As the last seats are declared in the general election, all eyes are on whether Conservative leader David Cameron and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg will be able to find common ground and strike a deal. 

Read more

Personal insolvency at highest level since records began

Personal insolvencies in England and Wales are at an all-time high, according to new figures. 

Read more

UK faces first hung parliament since 1974

The UK is facing its first hung parliament for decades, as the Conservatives fail to get a majority.

As counting continues the Tories have gained 92 seats, Labour have lost 87 and the Lib Dems have lost five.

Read more

Savers to be warned of interest rate falls

New rules come into effect this week that mean banks must warn savers about interest rate cuts and give them the chance to move their money before the lower rate applies. 

Read more

BP shares suffer as oil clear up rumbles on

Oil behemoth BP saw its share price lose further ground as it admitted the fall out of the oil spill is costing $6 million per day.

Read more

Markets: The week that was (26/04 - 30/04/10)

More Greek tragedy swept the markets last week, as global indices tumbled on the back of concerns over the deteriorating economic health of Greece, Portugal and Spain.

Read more

The week ahead (04/05 - 07/05/10)

The UK economy will be holding its breath in the coming week as election fever reaches its climax on Thursday. 

Read more

Sterling suffers amid credit rating and election concerns

Fears that the UK could lose its triple A credit rating, political uncertainty ahead of the election and reports of a Greek rescue package agreement dealt a further blow to stricken sterling on Friday.

Read more

The Greek tragedy: how will it affect you?

Europe’s financial crisis intensified at the end of April with Greece, Spain and Portugal having their credit ratings downgraded.

Read more

Banks need shake up to improve customer service

Banks and building societies are among the worst service providers, according to a new survey.

Read more

VAT increase on the cards after the general election

A VAT hike is on the cards post-election, regardless of the outcome, according to experts.

Read more