LONDON - British consumer morale edged down from a recent nine-year high this month as households became slightly less upbeat about the outlook for the economy and their personal finances, a survey from researchers GfK showed on Tuesday.
BIRMINGHAM, England - Chancellor George Osborne spelled out plans for more spending cuts on Monday, betting that voters will accept his tough approach to fixing the economy and give an election victory to his Conservative Party next year.
LONDON - British mortgage approvals slipped a three-month low in August, according to official data, falling slightly more than expected and adding to signs the housing market has cooled in recent months.
LONDON - The UK fund management industry looked after a record 6.2 trillion pounds ($10 trillion) at the end of 2013, 50 percent more than its pre-financial crisis peak, a report by a prominent financial services lobby group said on Monday.
LONDON - Prime minister David Cameron pledged on Saturday to build 100,000 new homes and offer them to younger first-time buyers at a 20 percent discount if his party wins the election in May.
LONDON - Asking prices for houses in England and Wales flatlined in September for the first time in 19 months, according to a survey on Friday that showed a small fall in prices in London.
LONDON - Barclays received the most complaints among Britain's banks in the first half of this year, though complaints overall in the sector fell 5 percent, the country's financial watchdog said on Thursday.
LONDON - Investors who bought so-called "death bonds" from a fund called EEA Life Settlements were probably misled and should consider lodging a formal complaint, a claim or pursuing legal action, Britain's financial watchdog said on Wednesday.
LONDON - Britain's financial regulator said it was changing how it supervises the investment sector as part of a wider push to stop customers being ripped off when they save for their old age.
LONDON - British banks approved the smallest number of home loans in a year during August, industry data showed on Tuesday, adding to recent signs some of the heat in the housing market is fading.
LONDON - Investors penalise companies with big pension liabilities even when the schemes are well funded, a report on Monday showed, underpinning the drive of many firms to ditch their obligations to retirees.
LONDON - The Bank of England will have to move more quickly on interest rates if it sees that wage increases are not matched by productivity gains, Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik said in an interview published on Thursday.