LONDON - HSBC reported a computer glitch on Friday which it said prevented some of its British business customers from making payments, leaving thousands of workers without wages ahead of a three-day weekend.
LONDON/BOSTON - Investors are being poorly served by a haphazard approach from fund managers to the growing threat of cyber crime damaging the companies in which they invest, with a lack of clarity from the businesses themselves compounding the problem.
LONDON - British investors put more money into stocks in August and, wary of low yields, cut their allocation to bonds to its lowest since July 2014, a Reuters poll found.
LONDON - British consumer morale unexpectedly rose in August to match June's 15-year high, as low inflation and a recent pick-up in wages made Britons more upbeat about their financial prospects.
LONDON - Millionaires are on the increase in Britain, according to a study which found that one in 65 adults is now worth over seven figures, 41 percent more than five years ago.
LONDON - The Bank of England is still expected to raise its benchmark interest rate from a record low of 0.5 percent early next year but economists in the latest Reuters poll are now less certain about the timing.
LONDON - Standard Life Investments' flagship GARS fund, home to the savings of thousands of Britons, may be getting so big that its ability to outperform by picking individual stocks is being affected, a leading research firm has warned.
LONDON - British house prices rose this month at the slowest annual pace in more than two years, according to mortgage lender Nationwide, although it warned the slowdown might not persist unless house-building picks up significantly.
LONDON - British house prices will rise more slowly next year than in 2015, according to a Reuters poll of analysts that also found interest rates would have to reach 3 percent before seriously affecting the market.
LONDON - The British public's expectations for inflation in the next 12 months fell back this month after hitting an eight-month high during July, according to a survey published on Wednesday.
LONDON - The number of mortgage approvals in Britain rose in July to their highest level in 17 months, the British Bankers' Association said on Wednesday, the latest sign that Britain's housing sector is rebounding.
LONDON - Euro zone bond yields fell back on Wednesday as the market euphoria from China's rate cut ebbed and investors feared more stimulus may be needed to halt a slowdown in the world's second largest economy.
LONDON - Complaints about Britain's financial firms rose eight percent in the first half of this year after a jump in new cases about packaged bank accounts, the industry's watchdog said on Tuesday.