LONDON - Permanent job placements in Britain rose at the fastest pace in almost four years last month and salaries are picking up too, a survey showed on Friday, in the latest sign of recovery in the labour market.
LONDON - Britons' expectations for an interest rate hike over the next year are on the rise even as their inflation forecasts have fallen, a quarterly poll commissioned by the Bank of England showed on Friday.
LONDON - The fast-growing crowdfunding sector will be subject to tighter regulation to provide more transparency and protection for investors, Britain's financial watchdog said on Thursday.
LONDON - Scottish pensions would be put in danger if voters decide to split from Britain this year, a senior British minister will say on Friday in the government's latest attempt to persuade Scots to reject independence.
LONDON - British house prices jumped sharply in February, rising at the fastest monthly pace since May 2009, mortgage lender Halifax reported on Thursday.
LONDON - The Bank of England kept interest rates unchanged on Thursday, seeking to give the economy more time to build before removing its stimulus.
LONDON - Britain should make saving for retirement compulsory and deny workers the right to opt out of employer schemes, the head of the world's largest investment manager said.
LONDON - Some of Britain's banks are still offering their staff pay incentives that could trigger more mis-selling of financial products, the country's markets watchdog said on Tuesday.
LONDON - Britain's financial ombudsman said the number of complaints it received about the mis-selling of loan insurance by banks and other financial services firms fell in the second half of 2013.
LONDON - House prices rose in February in more regions of England and Wales than at any time in nearly 10 years, a survey showed on Monday, a signal the housing market recovery is spreading beyond London and the southeast.
LONDON - British life insurance and pensions provider Legal & General has bought a portfolio of 55 properties let to state-backed Royal Bank of Scotland in a 550 million pound deal, it said on Thursday.
LONDON - British insurer Aviva has agreed to transfer the risk of members of its staff pension scheme living longer than expected to three reinsurers for 5 billion pounds in the largest deal of its kind.
LONDON - The Bank of England does not plan to raise interest rates soon, despite what appears to be the brightest economic outlook in five years, policymaker David Miles said on Wednesday.