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Co-op hires ex-HSBC boss who quit amid money laundering furore

2 hours 35 min ago
Senior ex-HSBC executive David Bagley has been appointed as director of regulatory risk and compliance to keep the Co-op Bank out of trouble.

UK businesses more optimistic than overseas rivals, finds Markit report

2 hours 48 min ago
Research group Markit said its barometer of business sentiment in the UK is at 55 per cent.

Bank of England to probe money auction 'fix' during credit crisis

2 hours 58 min ago
Lord Grabiner QC will look into whether any Bank officials knew of or facilitated manipulation of a series of auctions in 2007 and 2008.

ROS ALTMANN: Let's use our pension savings to fund housebuilding

3 hours 16 min ago
A major housebuilding programme could provide a big boost to the economy, address our housing shortage, and generate long-term returns for pensioners.

Stop winter fuel payouts to rich OAPs, says Jo Swinson, Lib Dem minister

4 hours 8 min ago
Jo Swinson said paying wealthy pensioners up to £300 each for fuel was hard to justify, and wants to give young people a two-thirds discount on bus fares to help them get to work or school.

Bankers' pay to rocket as EU backs cap on bonuses 

6 hours 11 min ago
Top bankers could see their salaries double next year after the Chancellor was forced last week to concede defeat in his bid to overturn EU pay rules for bank high-flyers.

'Don't call me the British Warren Buffett': Jim Mellon gives a candid insight into his world

6 hours 13 min ago
His wealth was made in investment in emerging markets, notably Russia.

Co-founder of craft beer company BrewDog James Watt knocks back awards

7 hours 4 min ago
James Watt claimed the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year title last week.

Online sales of £6,000 a second? Black Friday sales extravaganza must be looming...

7 hours 9 min ago
This Friday is tipped to be the biggest ever day for online sales, as the US tradition of Black Friday has become a fixture in UK retailers’ calendars.

Aviva attempts to sweet-talk shareholders into Friends Life tie-up

7 hours 10 min ago
Aviva is understood to have begun talking to top investors including The People’s Republic of China about the deal.

Airlines face steep insurance bill hikes in the wake of Malaysia Airline crashes earlier this year

7 hours 12 min ago
The Malaysian disasters are expected to end up costing insurers as much as £450million.

SIMON WATKINS: Britain is sleepwalking into an energy crisis

7 hours 15 min ago
Those of us who remember the 1970s will recall power cuts well. As a child they were sometimes fun; in the grown-up world they were an economic disaster.

Pass the home insurance temperature test - or your home might be uncovered

7 hours 20 min ago
Families who take a short break over the festive period could be left with no recourse to insurance if their pipes burst or leak, thanks to a little-known clause in their cover.

We paid £2,000 for financial advice but our Isa investments soared in value by over £7,000'

7 hours 25 min ago
Planning for the future is difficult if you do not know where you stand in the present. To get a true picture of your finances try the Budget Planner from the Money Advice Service.

Auto-enrolment could leave you worse off by up to £90,500

7 hours 27 min ago
What many savers fail to realise is that contributions are typically worked out on a specific band of their earnings – and not their full pay.

How to save money on a funeral - and still give them the send-off they deserve

7 hours 31 min ago
How to avoid a conveyor belt funeral and opt for a more personalised send-off, while still saving money. Rosie Inman-Cook offers wicke and cardboard coffins.

How to take the next step on the housing ladder without tripping up

7 hours 32 min ago
New research shows that second-steppers now face incredible challenges climbing up the housing ladder. Nick Hume paid less than £600 in fees to sell his home.

Sunday newspaper share tips: Learning Technologies, UDG Healthcare and Concha.

8 hours 19 sec ago
We round-up the Sunday newspaper share tips. This week, Learning Technologies, UDG Healthcare and Concha.

MARLBOROUGH UK MICRO-CAP GROWTH: Finding winning start-ups

8 hours 39 min ago
Few firms back young British businesses more than low-key investment manager Hargreave Hale.

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Learning Technologies Group gets ready for take-off

8 hours 44 min ago
Learning Technologies shares are 20¼p and the stock should rise considerably over the next three years.