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Peer-to-peer lender Zopa lures Indian backer


Peer-to-peer lender Zopa lures Indian backer

The British peer-to-peer lender Zopa has enlisted financial backing from a major Indian finance group as it plots a move into mainstream consumer banking. Sky News […]

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FTSE 100 hits new high as pound struggles


FTSE 100 hits new high as pound struggles

The FTSE 100 rose to new highs on Friday, surpassing its previous intraday record in morning trading before advancing even further. The index, which tracks the […]

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Walkers selfie campaign hijacked by trolls


Walkers selfie campaign hijacked by trolls

A Walkers crisps online advert campaign starring Gary Lineker encouraging Twitter users to send in selfies has spectacularly backfired after being hijacked by trolls who uploaded […]

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Philip Green ponders Topshop Australia rescue


Philip Green ponders Topshop Australia rescue

Sir Philip Green is considering plans to save the Australian division of his fashion chain Topshop after its franchise partner Austradia fell into administration. The retail […]

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Sainsbury's eyes bid for giant Tesco supplier


Sainsbury's eyes bid for giant Tesco supplier

J Sainsbury is exploring a takeover bid for Palmer & Harvey (P&H), the UK’s biggest tobacco distributor and a key component of the supply chain of […]

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Parties 'not being honest' on likely tax rises


Parties 'not being honest' on likely tax rises

Neither of the two main political parties are “being really honest with the public” over their tax and spending plans, a think-tank has warned. In its […]

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Payday loan online shake-up comes into force


Payday loan online shake-up comes into force

New rules for payday loan firms have come into force, requiring online lenders to advertise on at least one price comparison website to help borrowers find […]

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Consumer confidence weakest since Brexit vote


Consumer confidence weakest since Brexit vote

Consumer confidence has slipped to its lowest level since the month after the UK voted for Brexit, a survey shows. Confidence fell by 0.2 points to […]

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no responses. 25th May 2017 Digital Hits News

Rising costs hitting UK services sector


Rising costs hitting UK services sector

The UK services sector has been hit by rising costs during the three months to May, according to new research from the Confederation of British Industry. […]

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no responses. 25th May 2017 Digital Hits News

Oil price plunges 4% as OPEC extends cuts


Oil price plunges 4% as OPEC extends cuts

The price of Brent crude dropped by over 4% to $51.32 a barrel after an announcement that oil-producing nations have agreed to continue production cuts. The […]

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Fever-Tree boss sells company shares for £73m


Fever-Tree boss sells company shares for £73m

One of the co-founders of premium drinks company Fever-Tree has sold a portion of his shares in the firm for £73m. The 3.9% stake represented around […]

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Personal deposits grow at weakest rate since 2011


Personal deposits grow at weakest rate since 2011

People in the UK saved at the slowest rate since 2011 in April, according to new figures from the British Banking Association (BBA). The amount of […]

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Economy stuttering as consumers hold back


Economy stuttering as consumers hold back

News that the economy grew less rapidly than previously thought during the first three months of the year comes as a disappointment. The City’s economists had […]

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Halfords takes £14m hit from pound slump


Halfords takes £14m hit from pound slump

The slump in sterling has thrown a spanner in the works for Halfords as it dragged annual profits lower – but the business hopes to take […]

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no responses. 24th May 2017 Digital Hits News

UK car production falls by 18% in April


UK car production falls by 18% in April

The production of cars in the UK fell by almost a fifth in April compared to the same month of 2016, with the timing of Easter […]

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