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  1. August 5, 2014

    Bank lending at root of UK’s economic ‘puzzles’

    The performance of the UK economy from the start of the financial crisis until early 2013 was unusual in a number of...

  2. June 27, 2014

    More cash Isa providers raise rates

    Barclays has launched a new flexible cash individual savings account (Isa) offering a fixed rate for two years but with the...

  1. May 29, 2014

    Lending to UK businesses drops sharply

    Lending to UK businesses fell sharply in the first quarter of the year, according to Bank of England figures that raise...

  2. April 3, 2014

    UK corporate credit flows begin to improve

    Business demand for credit jumped in the first quarter as companies looked for funding for mergers and acquisitions and...

  3. March 5, 2014

    Isa guide 2014: Poor rates persist for cash Isas

    Although some investors are now embracing higher-risk income investments, cash looks set to remain the most popular way to...

  4. December 13, 2013

    Current rates ‘as good as it gets’, say lenders

    The Council of Mortgage Lenders has forecast steady improvement in the mortgage market in 2014 as loans continue to become...

  5. November 29, 2013

    Higher mortgage rates loom as FLS ends early

    The Bank of England is to stop providing cheap finance for home loans amid growing concerns about the pace of house price...

  6. November 28, 2013

    Bank of England moves to counter housing bubble fears

    Mark Carney has faced endless questions about what he will do about Britain’s resurgent housing market since he took over as...

  7. November 28, 2013

    Disgruntled RSA underling gives Lee a hospital pass

    Many employees have had the satisfaction of telling employers to take their job and stick it. Few have done so with timing...

  8. November 28, 2013

    Housebuilder shares take a knock

    Housebuilders were wounded by the Bank of England’s decision to refocus Funding for Lending away from mortgages on Thursday...

  9. November 28, 2013

    Funding for Lending move signals BoE is ready for normality

    The Bank of England has sent its strongest signal to date that the British economy is ready to start moving away from...

  10. October 23, 2013

    Business lending in UK jumps in September

    Business lending by high street banks rose in September at its strongest pace in four years, a sign that entrepreneurs are...

  11. October 21, 2013

    Non-bank lending to small businesses at highest level since 2008

    Non-bank lending to small businesses has hit a five-year high, as more enterprises turn to alternative sources of credit...

  12. September 19, 2013

    Lenders dismiss UK housing boom fears

    Mortgage lending held steady in August at £16bn, according to new data, as the trade body for lenders dismissed concerns...

  13. September 12, 2013

    Surveyors urge Bank of England to damp house market

    Estate agents and surveyors have become so concerned about the dangers of another unsustainable housing boom that their...

  14. August 20, 2013

    UK mortgage lending surges to highest level since 2008 crisis

    Mortgage lending surged last month to its highest level since the financial crisis in 2008, in the latest sign that the...

  15. August 18, 2013

    Inflation and low interest rates cost UK companies £7bn a year

    UK businesses are losing more than £7bn a year through a combination of low bank interest rates and above-target inflation,...

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