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  1. July 18, 2014

    ‘Massive’ delays on Co-op mortgage applications ‘massively’ delayed

    Borrowers seeking a fixed-rate mortgage from the Co-operative Bank face waiting times of up to four weeks as the lender...

  2. July 8, 2014

    UK Post Office to enter mobile services market

    Post Office will enter the British mobile services market with low-cost, easily understood offers that it hopes will...

  1. February 21, 2014

    RBS to piggyback on to Post Office branches

    Royal Bank of Scotland has said it will increase its high street presence tenfold by piggybacking on the UK’s vast network...

  2. February 14, 2014

    Lenders step up buy-to-let offers as demand rises

    Lenders are offering more buy-to-let mortgages – with better rates on smaller deposits – in response to soaring demand from...

  3. January 24, 2014

    Challenger banks face uphill struggle against ‘big four’ lenders

    The arrival of new “challenger” banks in the UK has been met with scepticism ever since the financial crisis. While consumer...

  4. January 13, 2014

    Post Office extends bank services

    The Post Office has tripled the number of branches offering current accounts as it moves to the next phase of its plan to...

  5. November 27, 2013

    Post Office given £640m to complete modernisation of branches

    The Post Office is to get an extra £640m for the three years up to 2018 to complete modernisation of post office branches,...

  6. October 7, 2013

    A sense of déjà vu on Royal Mail

    A big state-owned company is controversially floated on the stock market by a Conservative-led government. A rising Labour...

  7. September 12, 2013

    UK Royal Mail privatisation has been on the cards for 20 years

    Ministers have been eyeing privatisation of Royal Mail for more than two decades. If the latest attempt is successful, Vince...

  8. September 9, 2013

    Royal Mail float set to heighten postal competition

    The impending privatisation of Royal Mail, the world’s oldest postal service, is set to sharpen competition in the UK’s...

  9. July 8, 2013

    Campaign aims to protect consumers’ right to receive paper bills

    A campaign has been launched to protect consumers’ right to choose to receive paper copies of bills and statements in the...

  10. June 21, 2013

    March of maple leaf quickens as Canadian investment grows

    As Mark Carney steps into the Bank of England for the first time as governor on July 1, tens of thousands of his countrymen...

  11. June 13, 2013

    Royal Mail eyes Sunday deliveries as internet boosts prospects

    Royal Mail is preparing a move to seven-day-a-week deliveries after privatisation, driven by customer demand for convenient...

  12. June 6, 2013

    Filtrona faces rebranding test

    One can only speculate whether Google would have achieved its rise to the top of the corporate tree had it kept its original...

  13. May 27, 2013

    Brutal treatment for the Brutalists

    There is something fitting, you might say, in the brutality with which some of Britain’s prime modernist buildings are being...

  14. May 20, 2013

    Sub-postmasters seek delay to Royal Mail sell-off

    Sub-postmasters have called for Royal Mail privatisation to be delayed, despite an attempt by the head of the Post Office to...

  15. May 13, 2013

    Royal Mail: instructions in the post

    The instructions are in the post. Well, not quite. But Royal Mail is inching towards privatisation, with the appointment of...

  16. May 13, 2013

    Post Office to charge fees for two of three new current accounts

    The Post Office will charge a fee for two of the three current accounts it will launch this year. The accounts, which are...

  17. April 29, 2013

    Police ‘should open up in supermarkets’, says report

    Police should open counters in supermarkets and set up “Tardis” boxes for the public to reach officers via video link,...

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    April 19, 2013

    India: M-Pesa is rolled out - at last

    M-Pesa, the mobile money transfer tool set up in Kenya back in 2007, has now launched in large areas of India. Vodafone...

  19. April 10, 2013

    Post Office to offer current accounts

    Britain’s high street banks are set to face a new competitor – and one with no shortage of trust or well-located outlets....

  20. April 10, 2013

    Lombard: ENRC cleanup at risk

    Project Cleanup appears to be going badly for Mehmet Dalman, chairman of Kazakh miner Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. The...

  21. March 14, 2013

    Asset sales seen as way to raise billions

    Senior coalition figures have discussed privatisation as a way to raise billions of pounds to help alleviate the need for...

  22. February 28, 2013

    Bank of Ireland raises mortgage rates

    Thousands of buy-to-let landlords will be hit by a doubling of their mortgage interest rates after Bank of Ireland said it...

  23. February 1, 2013

    Where should I park my cash?

    I am due to receive about £200,000 from a property sale, and although I plan to purchase another property for myself, I will...

  24. February 1, 2013

    Fixed-rate mortgages drop below 2%

    The cost of fixing a mortgage has fallen significantly over the past two years, with two-year fixed rates now available from...

  25. January 11, 2013

    Police in joint venture talks with Post Office

    The Post Office is in early talks with Scotland Yard and at least 10 other police forces on joint ventures which would see...

  26. January 11, 2013

    Post Office sent on path to profitability

    The coalition is pumping investment into the 370-year-old Post Office network in the hope that it can be converted into a...

  27. November 23, 2012

    Post Office chief outlines profit hopes

    The head of the Post Office has warned that the 370-year-old network must become sustainably profitable before it can be...

  28. November 12, 2012

    Post Office bags £450m DVLA contract

    The Post Office will be thrown a lifeline on Tuesday when the government awards it a £450m contract to continue to provide...

  29. August 17, 2012

    NS&I tightens penalties

    There was more bad news for savers this week as National Savings & Investments announced changes to its range of fixed-rate...

  30. August 8, 2012

    Post Office to sell mortgages in branches

    The Post Office is to rival high street banks by offering mortgages from its branches, as consumer confidence in the UK’s...

  31. August 6, 2012

    Shops struggle to rise from riot ashes

    An acrid scent lingers on the ground floor of 639 High Road, a grand red-brick Edwardian building in Tottenham. Soot...

  32. June 29, 2012

    Royal Mail increases overall profits

    Royal Mail has further to go to be ready for privatisation despite an improvement in its financial position, its chief...

  33. May 25, 2012

    Weakening euro hits savings protection

    A weakening euro has reduced the deposit protection for savers in European banks by £5,000, giving them less cover than the...

  34. March 25, 2012

    Royal Mail to deliver IPO in 2013

    The coalition government aims to begin the privatisation of Royal Mail by selling or floating at least part of it in autumn...

  35. March 25, 2012

    Red-letter day for once revered institution

    Privatising Royal Mail will be one of the stiffest tasks in the 500-year history of the world’s oldest postal service. In...

  36. March 23, 2012

    First Person: James Peck

    I was born in the Falkland Islands – my family has been there for several generations. My father was a policeman and my...

  37. March 19, 2012

    Government to take on Royal Mail pensions

    The UK government will take on Royal Mail’s pension fund next month, guaranteeing retirement benefits for postal workers and...

  38. March 10, 2012

    Sabien shares rise after Romec contract

    Sabien Technology took the small-cap applause this week. Its shares rose 63 per cent after the company signed a contract...

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