Business & Finance

House price growth continues to slow

The rate of growth in house prices was 0.3 percent in January according to the Nationwide building society with the price of an average house standing at £188,466.

Robust Retail Sales Growth Kicks off New Year: CBI Survey

Retail sales grew strongly in the year to January, slightly exceeding expectations, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey.

Leading P2P lender says dampened demand for SME loans is putting handbrake on UK growth

Graeme Marshall, Chief Executive of leading P2P lender FundingKnight, has responded to the latest Bank of England ‘Trends in Lending’ report by saying that years of being turned down for finance

TheCityUK launches new ASEAN Market Group to reflect region’s potential

TheCityUK has announced the launch of its ASEAN Market Advisory Group (MAG) for the financial and related professional services industry – the first of its kind to be established in the UK.

Forget the Billion Dollar Club, let’s create the Billion Pound Club, says Powa CEO Dan Wagner

Following recent wave of $1bn valuations, the founder of the $2.7bn commerce specialist believes the global investment spotlight has fallen on the UK

Willis Owen Comments on Latest Investment Association Fund Statistics

Discount broker Willis Owen has today responded to the latest fund management statistics from the Investment Association.

Small Business Protection from Cyber Attacks

Cybercrime is booming and it's not just big businesses that are targeted by hackers.

Are You Ready For The Tax Man?

As the impending Tax return looms ever closer have you settled your debts with the tax man, or are you still panicking about that shoe box of receipts you’ve got stuffed under your desk?

After pension freedom where will baby boomers put their money?

• 9% intend to withdraw their pension and invest it ‘elsewhere’ to generate an income – 8% will put it into a cash savings account

• With 28% undecided about what action they will take

Global and UK sectors dominate investor interest on AIC website

• Scottish Mortgage the most viewed investment company of 2014

• UK & Global sectors make up 75% of most viewed companies

Research shows freelancers cautiously optimistic about 2015 prospects

New research published today shows freelancers are cautiously optimistic about the year ahead, believing the number of contracts available will grow, but revenue will remain the same.

Fundbase Obtains FINMA Approval to Represent and Distribute Foreign Collective Investment Schemes in Switzerland

First regulated hedge-fund platform for qualified investors and fund providers globally

By the end of December 2014, Fundbase Fund Services AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Pfaeffikon-based Fundbase Holding AG, received approval