LONDON - British banks approved 35,667 mortgages for house purchase in December, the lowest number since April 2013, as the housing market continued to slow, the British Bankers' Association said on Tuesday.
LONDON - Around two million Britons who may have been mis-sold insurance to cover events such as credit card fraud will be asked to vote for a scheme that could cost top high street banks hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation.
LONDON - Britain's Post Office said it would bring all its financial services under one brand as part of plans to become one of the UK's biggest financial services providers by 2020, laying down a challenge to the country's incumbent banks.
LONDON - The number of complaints received by Britain's Financial Ombudsman Service about the mis-selling of loan insurance by banks and other financial services firms fell in the fourth quarter of 2014, the service said on Tuesday.
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday voters deserved to be rewarded with tax cuts "after years of sacrifice," pledging to reduce taxes if he won a general election in May.
LONDON - Doubts grew on Monday about the validity of trades in the turmoil that followed this month's removal of the cap on the Swiss franc, with administrators of Alpari UK saying they were taking another look at the retail broker's trades.
LONDON - Santander UK has reached an agreement with Britain's Post Office that will enable its personal current account and business customers to bank at the Post Office's 11,000 outlets.
LONDON - Some British banks are seeing stronger growth in mobile and internet banking from customers in their 70s and 80s than younger generations, a study showed on Monday.
LONDON - SSE will reduce household gas prices by 4.1 percent on April 30, becoming the fifth of the UK's six big energy suppliers to cut consumer tariffs after a fall in wholesale costs.
LONDON - British interest rates may rise sooner than many people expect if inflation rebounds strongly after its recent sharp fall, Bank of England rate-setter Kristin Forbes said in remarks published on Monday.
LONDON - Work has started on converting Centre Point, the towering 1960s office building at the east end of London's Oxford Street, into luxury apartments, developer Almacantar said on Monday.
LONDON - The Greater Manchester Pension Fund and London Pensions Fund Authority said they will jointly invest up to 500 million pounds in UK infrastructure projects.
LONDON - Britain's biggest lender to small businesses, Royal Bank of Scotland, will start steering its rejected corporate loan applicants to alternative finance providers from next week, it said on Thursday.