UK Business News

25 April, 2014 08:31

Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage

Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules that come into force on Saturday.

25 April, 2014 08:36

RBS plan for 200% bonuses blocked

Royal Bank of Scotland abandons attempts to pay bonuses twice the size of salaries after being told the move would not be approved by a Treasury body.

25 April, 2014 07:17

Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown

Ed Miliband is to outline plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.

25 April, 2014 02:38

Tech giants settle hiring court case

Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - settle a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

24 April, 2014 21:50

Amazon profits thin as expenses jump

Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.

24 April, 2014 21:47

Microsoft earnings beat estimates

Microsoft earnings decline to $5.66bn, but beat market estimates as new chief executive Satya Nadella's push into cloud computing pays off.

24 April, 2014 22:42

Barclays pays $280m over mortgages

Barclays agrees to a $280m settlement with US regulators over allegations it misled US mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the housing crisis.

25 April, 2014 04:36

Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high

Tokyo consumer prices rise at their fastest pace in 22 years, surging 2.7% over a year, pointing to a likely increase in inflation across Japan.

25 April, 2014 04:53

Iranians see petrol prices surge

Iran cuts state subsidies on petrol, sending prices up by as much as 75%, as the government tries to boost an economy battered by sanctions.

24 April, 2014 17:24

Barclays wins pay package vote

Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.

News reports courtesy of BBC News.

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