September 4, 2020

Payday loans: clampdown was vital, but credit unions must expand after coronavirus to fill gap

UK government put caps on payday loans five years ago, but they have not gone away – and will be in great demand in the months ahead.
September 4, 2020

Purplebricks founder taps investors for Boomin portal

The former boss of Purplebricks, the online estate agent, is in talks to raise millions of pounds to back the launch of Boomin, a new property portal that he claims will challenge Rightmove and Zoopla.
September 4, 2020

Controversial ex-Australian PM handed top UK trade role

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has been handed a top job advising the UK government on trade - despite a string of allegedly homophobic and sexist comments.
September 4, 2020

Spanish banking merger could trigger similar tie-ups across Europe

Investors don't have an awful lot of love for banks right now.
September 4, 2020

‘Great jobs numbers!’: Trump tweets after US unemployment rate falls

US President Donald Trump has congratulated himself on a "much better than expected" unemployment rate in August.
September 4, 2020

New lockdown rules in Spain after ‘sharp spike’ in Covid cases

Nearly one-third of Spain’s new virus infections are in and around Madrid,
September 4, 2020

Uber starts car rental service with users able to use mobile app to hire vehicle

Customers will be able to browse a marketplace of vehicles from Uber's partner on the feature CarTrawler
September 4, 2020

Virgin Atlantic to cut 1,150 more jobs as it completes £1.2bn bailout

Virgin Atlantic says its £1.2bn rescue deal has been completed but that another 1,150 jobs will be cut across all functions.
September 4, 2020

Multiple workers at Tesco distribution centre test positive for Covid

The huge warehouse supplies 318 Tesco stores across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northeast England
September 4, 2020

Tesco, Lidl, Spar and others recall items from muesli to pills

Iceland, Holland & Barrett and Spar are among the retailers urging people to take back items including cereal bars and paella
September 4, 2020

Rail tour operator introduces new initiatives to handle Covid-19 issues

Great Rail Journeys has launched an updated insurance policy to ensure customers receive coronavirus cover with no increase in price
September 4, 2020

Russian Covid vaccine works and has no side-effects, say scientists

The small-scale trials showed no serious 'adverse events' and all taking part developed antibodies