Two major banking groups have apologised after customers were hit by separate technical glitches today. RBS Group said customers of its brands NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank struggled to log in.
UK and abroad
UK banking has suffered another damaging blow to its already shaky reputation after Barclays was fined £26million for trying to rig the price of gold.
The FTSE 100 Index was 0.5 points lower at 6,820.6 yesterday in a busy session for corporate results.
The Foreign Office has warned that UK oil workers are facing an increased threat of kidnapping in Iraq.
FirstGroup will not pay a dividend to shareholders for the second year running after admitting it needs more time to revive its UK bus operation.
The FTSE 100 closed lower for the second day in a row today after weak earnings from Vodafone and Marks & Spencer proved a drag on the market. The index finished 42.5 points down at 6802.
The UK’s top oil bosses have pleaded with UK Government ministers for a simple and predictable tax regime for the North Sea.
The European Union’s top competition regulator has accused JPMorgan, HSBC and Credit Agricole of colluding to manipulate the price of financial products linked to interest rates.
More people around the world than ever rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, a new report says.
An academic study has been branded "bizarre" after it claimed there was only five years supply of oil left in the North Sea.
Online domestic appliances retailer ao.com has launched a "revolutionary" digital show room for TVs ahead of an expected rush of buyers upgrading their sets for the World Cup.
Holiday firm Thomas Cook has been hit by a quarter of a million fewer holidaymakers travelling to the popular winter sun destination of Egypt.
Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail Group, which owns Currys and PC World, have announced a £3.7billion merger deal.
Clean energy firm Ecotricityhas snapped up a small scale wind turbine manufacturer from out of administration saving 29 jobs in Leicestershire.
A UK-wide network of cake shops achieved a £170million valuation today as the owner the owner of Patisserie Valerie made its debut on the London Stock Exchange's alternative investment market (AIM).
The number of Scots in work has reached a new high, with a record 2.6million people across the country now in employment.
The European Commission has approved plans by Lloyds Banking Group to list hundreds of branches renamed TSB on the London Stock Exchange.
The Bank of England has upgraded its forecast for UK growth and employment.
British property agency GVA has announced plans to join forces with engineering conglomerate Bilfinger in a deal estimated to be worth £100million.
FTSE 100 Index touches 14-year high
Budget airline easyJet posted a smaller-than-expected winter loss today as the carrier benefited from flying a record number of business passengers.
The practice of not stunning animals before slaughter is uncommon, even in meat intended for the halal market, according to the National Sheep Association (NSA).
Scotch whisky firm Whyte and Mackay (W&M) is to come under Filipino ownership in a £430million takeover announced today.
Older people in the UK are starting to feel the benefits of the improving economy, with around £150 a month more in their pockets than they had a year ago, a report has found.
Oil and gas explorer IGas Energy has agreed to take over Singapore rival Dart Energy in an all-share deal.
Ithaca Energy, Petrofac and Johnston Press all take a severe pummelling on the stock market
Former City minister Lord Myners has laid out his plans for saving the Co-op with a final broadside to traditionalists "still stuck in denial" over its failings.
Royal Dutch Shell helped keep the London market in positive territory today, despite shock figures showing a sharp slowdown in the US economy.
Fashion chain Next has stepped up the pressure on rival Marks & Spencer by raising its profits guidance for the current year to as much as £790million.
Royal Mail will be valued at £3.3billion when it makes its stock market debut - and more than 690,000 private investors will receive shares under the offer.