Business & Finance

Savvy investors take advantage of current market volatility

• The Share Centre saw its busiest day of dealing commission ever

• The retail stockbroker experienced a 204% uplift in typical trading

4.5 million join UK contractor boom

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on self-employment, 4.5 million people have made the break from traditional PAYE contracts and are now working as contractors.

Only a third of Brits know their rights as a renter

Flatsharing marketplace Weroom surveyed flatsharers to get to the bottom of tenancy deposit disputes

• 60% of UK flatsharers have experienced a deposit dispute with their landlord with people in London most affected

US Dollar Advances as Data Exceeds Expectations

Daily Currency Update

Pound Sterling

UK Housing data might have surprised to the upside yesterday but the Pound suffered as Bank of England (BoE) interest rate hike expectations

CHART OF THE WEEK: Global Stock Markets

Summary:

Since the chart from the Economic Research Council on Chinese exchange rates last week, the global economic press has shifted focus from the currency to the stock markets.

Retail sales steady and jobs on the up – CBI

Retailers reported steady sales growth and stronger recruitment of new employees in August, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Distributive Trades Survey.

IoD – Strong business performance drives higher bonuses

The Institute of Directors daid today that it welcomes news that both wages and bonuses are increasing, and suggests lower bonuses in the financial sector are a sign of post-crisis culture shift

Investor Confidence Falls in August by 4.5 Points to 108.7

State Street Global Exchange today released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® (ICI) for August 2015.

‘Black Monday’ Rocks the Currency Market

Pound Sterling (GBP) Exchange Rate Puts on Mixed Performance in Quiet Data Week

After initially surging last week on the back of a slightly better-than-forecast UK inflation report

Are you relieved when a staff member goes on holiday?

One of your staff members is on holiday – and you suddenly feel less burdened and are enjoying work more.

Euro was one of the winners from ‘Black Monday’

Daily Currency Update

Pound Sterling

After advancing against the Euro and holding above a key technical resistance level against the US Dollar for much of yesterday

DIY wills "could cause family disputes" legal expert warns

Doing it yourself might save money in the short-term, but can cost dearly in the long-run

Britons could be leaving their loved ones facing family disputes or a long-drawn out probate process after they’ve passed away