London finance news & analysis

Royal Mail postbox

Royal Mail sees parcels revenue fall as competition heats up

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene is likely to have a tough week as the postal service is set to have its first annual general meeting after the privatisation on Thursday.

Rupert Murdoch

Murdoch’s big bid: The numbers you need to know

Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Rupert Murdoch, eh? You just can’t stop the man.

Funding Circle

London’s Funding Circle raises $65m – and it’s only 4 years old

Thu, 17 Jul 2014

It’s another feather in the hat for London’s fintech (financial technology) community today as superstar Funding Circle announces that it has raised a colossal $65m in its series D funding round.

Carney Canada

Carney warns of return to recession as UK house prices continue to climb

Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned that the UK could see its economy plunge into recession again if the housing market is left unchecked.

Alessio Rastani, financial trader and founder of

Alessio Rastani: How to profit from Brazil today

Why Brazil’s stock market may be more predictable than the World Cup results


8 insurance mistakes businesses need to watch out for

These follies can wipe out profits and slow growth

Sir Michael Snyder

Sir Michael Snyder: Business funding must start small and think big

We must think innovatively to get micro-businesses off the ground, says the senior partner of Kingston Smith LLP

Raising finance

Why you need to act NOW to automatically enrol staff into a pension scheme

It could cost your business up to £50,000 if you don’t take action on time

Matthew Hancock

Matthew Hancock MP: 4 alternatives for business finance

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills minister explains the avenues open to businesses

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