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Redwood Bank launches four months after securing its initial banking licence

Offices open in Letchworth and Warrington with Warrington Borough Council as a major shareholder. New products launched include SME mortgages for business owners and professional landlords

The Next Oil Price Spike May Cripple The Industry

Two diametrically opposed views dominate the current debate about where the oil price is heading. On the one hand, there is the view that the price of oil will be

Henry Bolton Challenges UKIP Decision to Allow Anne-Marie Waters to Stand as a Party Leadership Candidate

UPDATED. Henry Bolton, one of the challengers to take on the mantle of UKIP leadership, has challenged the decision by the party's National Executive Committee to allow one of the other candidates

GDP per Capita vs Net Migration

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This chart plots 31 countries according to the level of GDP and net migration relative to their populations.

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.

UK Outlines Proposals for Shared Approach on Data Protection

The Government will today (Thursday, 24 August) set out its plans for arrangements that could ensure personal data would continue to move back and forth between the UK and the EU

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

Improvised Explosive Devices Inflict Much More Serious Injuries Than Land Mines

Multiple amputations much more likely

The types of close contact injuries inflicted by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are much more serious than those associated with land mines

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