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Friday 22 October 2010
Outlook The second successive fall in monthly retail sales cannot be directly attributed to the measures unveiled in Wednesday's spending review, since the data is for September. Still, the precipitous fall-off in consumer confidence we have seen since the Chancellor's emergency Budget in June provides the biggest clue as to why spending is falling: people are spooked by the prospect of the austerity ahead (not to mention the million job losses expected as a result of the spending review).
Sunday 03 October 2010
The increase in the amount of money that Britons can put in an individual savings account per year has sparked record deposits, according to the Investment Management Association.
Sunday 03 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
Britain's mortgage squeeze is getting worse, the Bank of England warned yesterday as concerns about a fresh housing market slump continue.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
So should we all, as the man from the Bank of England urges, spend more to pull the economy out of recession? Or is that compounding the mistakes of the past, when Britons went on a spending spree on borrowed money, for which we are now paying the price? And anyway, if the economy has to rebalance towards more investment as we are also being told, surely that must mean less consumption?
Tuesday 28 September 2010
More than 100 debt management firms face being forced out of the business as part of crackdown on the controversial sector, the Office of Fair Trading will reveal today. The watchdog has identified a string of failings by companies in the debt management business – which is expected to generate fee income of £250m by the end of the year.
Monday 06 September 2010
Thousands of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance have run up massive debts they have no hope of repaying, a charity said today.
Wednesday 01 September 2010
The housing market faces a "double-dip" recession this year, with falling prices and a rising tide of negative equity hitting homeowners hard.
Sunday 22 August 2010
The debt charity Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) says it has seen a substantial rise in calls to its helpline from people struggling to deal with debts after a bereavement.
Monday 12 July 2010
The trading watchdog today called on a debt management firm to stop making misleading claims in its advertising.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Neil Greig was successful in military and civilian life but he will be remembered for his unassuming modesty, unswerving integrity and an unassailable devotion to his wife. While keen to share memories of the Second World War with anyone who professed an interest, he underplayed his own heroic role as a signals officer laying down wireless communications across unswept minefields in North Africa, for which he was awarded a Military Cross in 1942.
Thursday 24 June 2010
Bank lending to business continued to slide last month, although the number of mortgage approvals improved to the highest level so far this year, the British Bankers' Association (BBA) said yesterday.
Sunday 20 June 2010
Lenders have been told by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) not to pursue customers for debts in courts outside of their home jurisdiction.
Saturday 12 June 2010
Saturday 05 June 2010
In defence of liberal democracy
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