LONDON (Reuters) - British banks reported their first sizeable increase in mortgage approvals in five months in June but it was too early to gauge the impact of new mortgage restrictions, the British Bankers' Association said on Wednesday.
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to fly to Tel Aviv in an act of defiance against American aviation authorities, insisting that the recent US flight ban has handed Hamas a "victory".
Online payments firm PayPal is to start advancing cash to UK small businesses, the company has announced. The PayPal Working Capital fund is due to launch later this year, the firm said.
LONDON (Reuters) - Strong figures from outsourcing group Capita and miner BHP Billiton helped Britain's top share index tick higher on Wednesday, although political tension in the Middle East and Ukraine kept gains in check.
Building work at the BBC complex in Salford Quays. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian. Property values in the Greater Manchester city of Salford have risen faster than in any other town in Britain since the start of 2014, it was claimed on ...