The survival of commission and lax regulation are fuelling a "significant shift" to non-advice in the mass market for annuities, at the expense of professional advice, transparency and healthy consumer outcomes, according to the Financial Services Consumer ...
The Bank of England is concerned that US fiscal policies are creating economic difficulties without any longer-term benefits, its governor said on Monday, weighing in as lawmakers in Washington scramble to avoid another government shutdown.
... Stocks. * Underlying op profit up 13 pct vs group's 11 pct forecast. * Customers spend more on all-inclusive, foreign package deals.
Output from Britain's heavy industries rose more than expected in October, fuelling hopes that the UK's economic recovery, which has so far been driven by consumer spending, is broadening.
Expectations for future house price growth are at a fourteen-year high, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.