‘I was saved from a £10,000 car scam’

‘I was saved from a £10,000 car scam’

Image caption Car enthusiast Barry Fox was just about to withdraw £10,000 in cash Seventy-two-year-old Barry Fox is one of hundreds of people saved from scams after bank staff stopped him spending £10,000 on a fictitious Rolls Royce. The retired...
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Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas

Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Ryanair passengers face disruption to their Christmas travel plans after pilots and crew announced industrial action in a bid to win union recognition and better conditions. In Ireland, 79 pilots based in Dublin will strike for...
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MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

Image copyright Reuters Russian-speaking hackers are suspected of stealing nearly $10m (£7.5m) from 20 companies in Russia, the UK and US. The MoneyTaker group removed overdraft limits on debit cards and took money from cash machines, according to a report...
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Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme

Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme

Image copyright AFP Facebook is to overhaul its tax structure so that it pays tax in the country where profits are earned, instead of using an Irish subsidiary. The online advertising giant is to make the change in every country...
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Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal

Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal

Image copyright Getty Images The owner of Westfield shopping centres is being bought for $24.7bn (£18.5bn) in a deal that will see the malls launched in new markets. Australia’s Westfield Corporation has agreed to be sold to French property group...
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UK inflation rate rises to 3.1%

UK inflation rate rises to 3.1%

Image copyright Getty Images Inflation rose to 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, as the squeeze on households continued. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that airfares and computer games contributed to the increase. The most...
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Carpetright shares hit as profit forecast cut

Carpetright shares hit as profit forecast cut

Image copyright Getty Images Floor coverings specialist Carpetright has said it expects full-year profits to be at the “bottom end” of expectations amid a “volatile and unpredictable” consumer market. Its comments came as it said profit...
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House prices rise fastest in East Midlands

House prices rise fastest in East Midlands

Image copyright PA House prices in the East Midlands rose at more than three times the pace of London in the past year. Property prices in the region rose by 7% in the year to October – the fastest in...
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UK jobs boom is petering out, claims employers’ survey

UK jobs boom is petering out, claims employers’ survey

Britain’s employers are the most pessimistic about hiring staff than at any time in five years, underscoring fears over the number of new jobs available as the country prepares to leave the EU. A poll of 2,102 employers across nine...
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Skin betting: 500,000 children gamble every week, Gambling Commission warns

Skin betting: 500,000 children gamble every week, Gambling Commission warns

Image caption University student Ryan Archer’s love of gaming spiralled into gambling when he was 15 About half a million children and young people gamble every week, a Gambling Commission report is expected to show. The regulator has warned that...
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Brent price jumps on pipeline closure

Brent price jumps on pipeline closure

Image copyright Mat FascioneImage caption The oil is transported to the Kinneil terminal at Grangemouth where it is processed and stabilised One of the UK’s most important oil pipelines is being closed after a crack was discovered in Aberdeenshire. The.....
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