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.
Personal insolvencies in England and Wales are at an all-time high, according to new figures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UK economy will be holding its breath in the coming week as election fever reaches its climax on Thursday.
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.
Europe’s financial crisis intensified at the end of April with Greece, Spain and Portugal having their credit ratings downgraded.
Banks and building societies are among the worst service providers, according to a new survey.
A VAT hike is on the cards post-election, regardless of the outcome, according to experts.