Employment figures from the Office of National Statistics released this month revealed an increase of people in work, largely driven by the self-employed sector.
Following the Financial Conduct Authority's decision to ban IFA network Financial Limited from recruiting any more advisers due to supervision failings, NatWest stopped accepting business from all network brokers.
The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a consultation period on its guidelines for adhering to the rules for financial promotions when using social media.
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The half year performance statements came thick and fast last week with some astonishing lending and profit figures.
It has begun. New lenders are starting to emerge and the industry gossip wire tells us more are on the way.
As the summer heat wave takes over the UK we competition in the specialist mortgage market is warming up too with lenders offering product sales and bringing new options to the table.
The Financial Conduct Authority published its first annual report last week reviewing its performance since it came into force on 1 April 2013, taking over from the Financial Services Authority.
That a rate rise is on the way is a certainty. What effect this will have on borrowers' behaviour as they move to protect themselves from unpredictable and increasing payments is still an unknown.
As he marks his first year at the helm of the Bank of England, Investment Week looks at what impact Governor Mark Carney has had on the UK economy.
Mark Carney was accused by one press outlet of being an 'unreliable boyfriend' with all his recent back and forth messages about when the base rate will rise.
In the last three months the buy-to-let market has seen existing lenders split in two directions on criteria with some becoming more cautious, others clearly touting for business.
Female appointments to senior roles in financial services are always a talking point for the industry.
Investors may see UK interest rates rise earlier than the 2015 date priced in by the markets, the Bank of England governor Mark Carney and the MPC have warned, but some economies have to cope with much higher rates.
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