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Banks not helping small businesses

Barclays divests non-core businesses

International financial services provider Barclays Bank PLC revealed on Monday that it is continuing to dispose its non-core businesses, having agreed the sale of its Retail Banking, Wealth and Investment Management and Corporate Banking businesses in Spain to Spanish financial […]

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FirstGroup drives support for Macmillan Cancer Support with donation of advertising space worth £145,000

UK bus operator FirstGroup announced on Friday that it is helping to raise awareness for cancer support charity Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning campaign, with a donation of

Bank of England

Participants in Lending Scheme Extension make draw downs of £3.2bn in Q2

Draw downs of GBP3.2bn were made by nine of the 36 groups participating in the Bank of England and HM Treasury Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) Extension during

mortgage

Greater London sees 27% growth in loans to first-time buyers

First-time buyers in Greater London borrowed GBP3bn in the second quarter 2014, an increase of 27% on the same period a year ago and up 10% on the

Royal Mail

Royal Mail exceeds quality service targets for First and Second Class mail deliveries

Royal Mail plc, the parent company of the UK's designated universal postal service provider Royal Mail Group Limited, announced on Tuesday that it surpassed its targets for quality

UK economy driven by automotive industry

UK has exported five million cars since 2010

UK motor industry trade association the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed on Thursday that UK car exports have reached five million since the beginning of

Swiss bank accounts to be targeted by HMRC

Equitable Life Payments Scheme continues to make recompense to eligible policyholders

The Equitable Life Payment Scheme set up by HM Government has now paid over GBP970m to eligible Equitable Life policyholders who suffered financial losses as a result of

Westminster

UK tourism industry achieves record number of overseas visitors

Visitor numbers to Britain increased to an all-time high in the six months to June 2014, the government's Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) revealed on Friday. According

mortgage

Further decline in mortgage arrears and possessions in the UK

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), a UK trade association for the mortgage lending industry, revealed on Thursday that there was a further decrease in mortgage arrears and

Employment

ONS Labour market report reveals steady increase in UK employment figures

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), the recognised national statistical institute for the UK, released its UK Labour Market, August 2014 report on Wednesday, which indicates that employment

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