Business & Finance

It's a Good Time to be a Tradesman!

If you’re an electrician, plumber or carpenter – you’re probably on a good wage. But did you know that it is likely someone around the world is making more money than you

Mortgage approvals at 5-month high in July

UK Finance reports mortgage approvals picked up to 5-month high in July from 9-month low in June. The housing market remains under pressure from an increased squeeze

Economic Diary for Week Commencing 28th August 2017

Graham Spooner, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, gives his thoughts on what to expect from companies announcing results week commencing 28 August 2017.

Tax Sends Home Insurance Price Rises Through the Roof

Average annual premium increases 7% in a year to £131. June and July saw biggest premium rises in three years

Wholefoods Shareholders Vote on the Future of Grocery Shopping at 14:30 GMT

Amazon’s bid for Wholefoods on June 16th 2017 took investors by surprise. The idea of Amazon having a bricks-and-mortar food presence seems incongruous with its online model

Demand Remains Robust for UK Manufacturers Says the CBI

Manufacturing firms reported that order books were robust in August, while expectations for selling prices ticked up, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey.

First Public Finance July Surplus Since 2002

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported that public sector net borrowing (excluding public sector banks), (PSNBex) for July 2017 was a £0.2 billion surplus

Housebuilder Persimmon Trading at an All-Time High

Revenues climbed by 12% to £1.66bn pushing profits up 30% for first six months. The company’s CEO described sentiment as resilient as he reassured investors that interest in properties remains strong with forward sales 15% ahead of 2016.

Landlords Urged to Re-Mortgage as Tougher BTL Lending Criteria Begin to Bite

Landlords are being urged to re-mortgage before tougher buy-to-let lending criteria, due to be introduced in September, make it more difficult to obtain finance.

Amicus Property Finance completes loan for two office to residential schemes in Preston

Currently pre-sold 80 of the 122 units on offer within the two sites

Amicus Property Finance, the specialist short term property lender, today announces that it has completed a deal

Caterer Compass Group is Share of the Week

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, outlines why Compass Group is his share of the week:

Top Two Reasons Why Retailers Should Take Mobile App Development Seriously

By Andrew Thompson

If the opportunity to grab a slice of the online transaction by taking advantage of the exponential growth