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This is the biggest threat to UK credit rating (hint: it’s not the General Election)

Thu, 9 Apr 2015

The uncertainty around the UK leaving the EU could lead to “negative rating pressures over the medium term”, warned credit rating agency Moody’s yesterday.

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MPs slam FCA as “dysfunctional” institution

Fri, 27 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The two-year old Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been slammed as a “dysfunctional” body by MPs, in a damning report released today.

Co-op bank man

Co-op Bank makes a loss... for the THIRD year running

Fri, 27 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

What happened at the Co-op Bank?

Cyber security hacking computers

It’s nearly impossible for big businesses to get insured against cyber attacks

Mon, 23 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Now there are calls for the government to set up a bailout fund for hacked businesses

George Osborne laughing

Budget banter: who won the gags competition?

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The lighter side of economic policy

one pound coin design

New £1 coin design revealed ahead of Budget

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

New 12-sided coin will be introduced in 2017

British currency

How transparent are loan companies when it comes to lending rates, really?

Tue, 17 Mar 2015

It’s time we dispelled the myths around APR once and for all

Euro comes into force

The euro has fallen so much it could be equal to the dollar this year

Mon, 16 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

FX markets are not being kind to European monetary policy, no siree

Sir Philip Green

Sir Philip Green has sold BHS for £1 - here are 6 key facts about its new mysterious owner

Fri, 13 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Sir Philip Green has sold 87-year-old department chain BHS for a £1.

George Osborne Barack Obama

Britain joined a new Chinese bank and the US is really annoyed

Fri, 13 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Britain makes its own foreign policy decision (for once)

Pound tree

The Treasury just made £500m from Lloyds share sale

Mon, 9 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The government has just earned £500m from the latest round of sale of Lloyds Banking Group’s shares.

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