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London Fin-Tech start-ups

These are the 50 hottest fintech companies in Europe

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 5:32 pm| By Sophie Hobson

Be afraid, banks… be very afraid

Boris with a gun

Boris: Terrorists are "literally w*****s who look at porn"

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:40 am| By Harry Cockburn

Busy cleaning their rifles?

Qatar - Shard - 270

Harrods, Canary Wharf, now British Airways: Here's what Qatar owns in the UK

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:17 am| By Sophie Hobson

You won’t believe how many British assets the oil-rich emirate holds stakes in

Child counting money wealth

Young people hit hardest (again) by low wages

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 9:32 am| By Robyn Vinter

It’s not really good news for anyone

Rich money fistpump

High-net-worth individuals own 38% of UK wealth with $3.5 trillion

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:20 am| By Harry Cockburn

And numbers are rising, all round

Is the TfL video racist?

Is this Transport for London video racist?

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:45 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Transport for London (TfL) has come under fire for uploading a “racially offensive” video.

Pound money work women

Here's another big hint that it'll be a while before interest rates go up

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:36 am| By Sophie Hobson

Also - what is the Bank of England base rate, and why should you care?

Amazon logo building

Watch out Gmail & Microsoft Outlook - here comes Amazon WorkMail

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:20 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If you look at Amazon’s logo carefully, you’ll notice a yellow arrow going from “A” to “Z”. The arrow depicts Amazon’s quest to provide the “A to Z” of everything.

Tesco bags trolley

These are the 43 Tesco stores closing this year

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 9:21 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Over 2,000 jobs are at risk as beleaguered supermarket Tesco has released a list of 43 stores it plans to close.

Oxford Street buses cyclist

There are more bus strikes to come in February

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 9:09 am| By Robyn Vinter

There are set to be three more bus strikes in February, as part of a dispute over pay.


How many billions did Facebook make in 2014?

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 8:44 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

As the world’s largest social network announces its fourth-quarter results

Tinder party leaders

Someone put the four main party leaders on Tinder and all we want to know is who got the most right-swipes

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:07 pm| By Robyn Vinter

It’s about time we found out which of the titillating leaders is most desirable

Tube mind the gap

TfL turns from Tubes to luxury penthouses in big-hitting billion-pound property plan

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:00 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Transport for London is set to become a luxury housing developer in a renewed approach to funding the capital’s transport infrastructure.

Whisky bottle and box

Bottoms up! Scotch whisky is bigger business than UK steel, computer or textile industries

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:35 am| By Harry Cockburn

Totting up the economic power of Scotland’s tastiest export

Stuart Broad

Cricketer Stuart Broad’s offensive tweet was technically correct, so why are people angry?

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:54 am| By Robyn Vinter

England bowler tells minimum wage workers to “#stay #humble”

Apple explodes

Apple records $18bn quarterly profit – the largest in history

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 9:32 am| By Harry Cockburn

Smartphone sales boost figures as iPad sales slide

Bianca Jagger

Anti-fracking protesters force government U-turn in shale extraction   

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:17 pm

Proposals around the new fracking regulations saw a significant setback last night.

Jenga tower

Glut of overpriced properties in London driving up land costs

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:56 am| By Harry Cockburn

But is demand for premium property matching supply?

Horse racing - finish line - win lose - race - competition

Check out the latest election poll results. It’s unbelievably close

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:51 am| By Sophie Hobson

Tories and Labour within one point of each other across UK… but one is steaming ahead in London


Foxtons hit by property slump – but rental market remains strong

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:29 am| By Rebecca Hobson

Foxtons’ shiny glass-fronted offices have become symbolic of London’s gentrification over the last decade.

Cycle lane westminster

Mayor to push ahead with London’s “Crossrail” cycle superhighway plans

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:18 am| By Harry Cockburn

Boris confirms plans for Europe’s longest segregated cycle path

Rollercoaster v short

Highs & lows: Fastest economic growth since 2007... but it slowed again in Q4 2014

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:11 am

Should we celebrate or commiserate the latest GDP figures?

Richard Branson Necker

The super-rich are buying property to flee to because they’re scared the poor will rise up

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:03 am| By Robyn Vinter

Fear of civil unrest prompts super-rich to buy “getaway” boltholes

happy and sad, best and worst

These are the most and least happy jobs in the UK

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:44 am| By Sophie Hobson

Is it time for you to ask for more money?

UK voters go to the polls in 2010 but will Brits get an EU referendum?

A third of voters could change their mind about who they vote for at the general election

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 9:17 am| By Robyn Vinter

100 days before the big day and it’s all to play for

Lightning July 2014 London

15 ways the next government could really help London businesses

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 1:14 pm| By Colin Stanbridge

Colin Stanbridge, CEO of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry, lays out the proposals

UK electricty power

SSE becomes fifth Big Six energy firm to cut prices

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:51 am| By Harry Cockburn

Which company still hasn’t reduced its prices?

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Karren Brady

20 most influential businesspeople in the UK in 2015

Mon, 26 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Every year, toffs’ favourite etiquette guide Debrett’s produces a list of the 500 most influential people in the UK.

Fracking activity in Sussex

UK fracking plans thwarted as MPs warn of “undemocratic” laws

Mon, 26 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Shale gas extraction deemed incompatible with emissions targets

Sharing a room

Skyrocketing rents are making single Londoners share rooms

Mon, 26 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If you’ve ever rented a room in London you’ll know that finding an affordable room to rent here is like winning a million-pound lottery.

TransferWise - logo and founders

Five-year-old TransferWise becomes London’s latest $1bn tech biz

Mon, 26 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

It’s another feather in the cap for London’s thriving fintech scene.

Cameron prank call

How on earth did a hoax call end up being put through to David Cameron?

Mon, 26 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

“Prime minister, is your refrigerator running?”

Sir Philip Green

Billionaire Sir Philip Green has put up BHS for sale - who's going to buy it?

Mon, 26 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Retail magnate Sir Philip Green is planning to sell struggling department store chain BHS.

AS and Dragons

Q&A: Ally Stevenson, Clean Heels, who just won Dragons' Den investment

Sun, 25 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

The creator of the high-heels protector that Kelly Hoppen and Deborah Meaden loved

Google CEO Eric Schmidt

"The internet will disappear," says Google boss Eric Schmidt

Fri, 23 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If there’s one person who can predict the future of the internet, it’s Google boss Eric Schmidt.


Election dissection: The week in politics

Fri, 23 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Our weekly roundup - who said what and why

Online shopping

How much money did we spend online last year?

Fri, 23 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Here are all the numbers you need to know

Li Ka-Shing

Billionaire Li Ka-Shing in talks to buy O2 for £10bn

Fri, 23 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

After buying a third of all UK trains this week

Anything for yow cupcake

Here are the most irritating ads from the last 15 yearsVideo

Thu, 22 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Bang! And the dirt is… “Aaaaaargh! Leave me alone”

Dug Up WhatsApp

Here’s the latest WhatsApp thing everyone is talking about

Thu, 22 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Goodbye office productivity…

Table football

The 10 richest football clubs – but who is richest of them all?

Thu, 22 Jan 2015

Deloitte has published its annual Football Money League, and there are some big hitters. Really big


It raised $1.2bn a month ago. Now Uber’s raised ANOTHER $1.6bn

Thu, 22 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Gosh, some people just can’t get enough, can they?

Child counting money wealth

Are you feeling richer? Here’s the data that says you should be

Thu, 22 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

We’re getting better off, according to the figures

Microsoft HoloLens

Holy MOLY. Microsoft’s new real-life holograms headset is mind-blowingVideo

Thu, 22 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Microsoft just won technology, and sci-fi has become reality

Boris glasses

It's payback time! Boris settles "outrageous" US tax bill

Thu, 22 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

After a lot of huffing and puffing, London Mayor Boris Johnson has stumped up money to settle his US capital gains tax bill.

Scotland - Union Jack and Saltire - short

How much power will Scotland have in the new UK?

Thu, 22 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Cameron says it will become one of the world’s “most powerful devolved parliaments”

Pornographers crack down on O2 porn pirates

The porn ultimatum: Sky Broadband will make you ask permission to view adult content

Wed, 21 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Sky will assume you don’t want porn unless you tell it you do

eBay ad goes viral and racks up £156k – for a buggy!

eBay ad goes viral and racks up £156,000 – for a buggy!

Wed, 21 Jan 2015

A disgruntled father-of-three has put his obsolete children’s buggy for sale on eBay. The buggy – made by trendy buggy brand Phil & Teds – is already on £156,505 with 221 bids, and has seven days left for bidding.

Li Ka-Shing

This man now owns one in three UK trains. Who is he?

Wed, 21 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

The not-so-fat controller of UK trains

Union jack money flag pounds coins

FAKE! One in 30 pound coins is bogus admits Bank of England

Wed, 21 Jan 2015

Fake pound coins are getting so hard to spot that one in 30 is thought to be forged and over half fool automatic tills and vending machines – it has been revealed.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley

Billionaire Mike Ashley is selling Sports Direct shares worth £117m

Wed, 21 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

His remaining stake is now worth £2.5bn.

UKIP supporter trailer

UKIP loses policy chief and has no manifesto ahead of general election

Wed, 21 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

What does the party stand for? Does it matter?

Carphone Warehouse

What has caused Dixons Carphone’s soaring profits?

Wed, 21 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

British chain has revised its profits up after “rollercoaster” Christmas

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