LONDON - One measure of consumer confidence in Britain stalled for the first time since December 2012 this month as fewer people expect house prices to rise, a survey by polling company YouGov showed on Thursday.
LONDON - British energy firms SSE and UKPN have agreed to pay 8 million pounds in compensation after tens of thousands of customers were left without power during torrential storms last December, regulator Ofgem said on Thursday.
LONDON - Bank of England officials discussed in July whether there was a case for an early rate rise to cool Britain's economy, but were held back in part by strikingly low wage growth and signs of weakness abroad.
LONDON - British banks reported their first sizeable increase in mortgage approvals in five months in June but it was too early to gauge the impact of new mortgage restrictions, the British Bankers' Association said on Wednesday.
LONDON - Britain's Metro Bank said on Wednesday its lending had more than trebled at the end of the second quarter compared with a year earlier, and more than half of its lending was to businesses.
LONDON - Britain will give more workers a choice to cash in their pension savings, the government said on Monday, expanding reforms set out earlier this year that hit insurers' share prices.
LONDON - One measure of consumer confidence in Britain fell for the first time this year in June, the latest sign of a cooling in sentiment about the country's economic recovery.
LONDON - Asking prices for houses in Britain have fallen for the first time this year although they are likely to pick up more speed before the end of 2014, property website Rightmove said on Monday.
LONDON - The number of first-time homebuyers in Britain hit its highest level since the start of the financial crisis in the first half of 2014, helped by the recovering economy and policies such as Help to Buy, a survey showed on Saturday.
- UK lender Nationwide Building Society's customers were unable to access online banking and a mobile banking app on Sunday after a scheduled overnight maintenance overran.
DUBLIN - Property prices in Dublin rose by 23.9 percent year-on-year in June, data showed on Thursday, as a lack of supply pushed prices in the capital to a fresh high since the late 2006 peak of an ill-fated property boom.
LONDON - The Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) said on Thursday it had agreed a deal to transfer 1.3 billion pounds ($2.21 billion) in liabilities to insurers Rothesay Life and Legal & General.
LONDON - Britain's big banks could be broken up after the country's new competition watchdog set out plans for an 18-month investigation into services for small business customers and personal accounts because of a lack of competition.