• Harry to join City brokers for charity fundraising

    Prince Harry is to join City brokers on their trading floor for a charity fundraising day. He will close deals for the global firm ICAP and help generate money for a range of good causes. The event will witness celebrities from the world of sport, television and entertainment.
  • Former PwC man to be Danske Bank’s new economist

    An ex-PwC analyst has been appointed as Danske Bank chief economist, replacing Angela McGowan now the director of the CBI in Northern Ireland. Ms McGowan was the bank’s chief economist for eight years before succeeding Nigel Smyth as regional director of the CBI in Northern Ireland.
  • Digital challenger bank Atom launches online-only mortgages

    Digital-only challenger bank Atom Bank has launched an online-only mortgage product. According to Business Insider report in September, the startup was close to launching mortgages and the startup confirmed the launch in an email.
  • Marks & Spencer storms wine awards, gets tipple crown

    Marks & Spencer won Britain’s biggest blind wine tasting contest when it came to a festive tipple. The supermarket walked away with 60 medals, including six golds, at the International Wine Challenge last month, beating Morrisons with 45 medals.
  • Brewer Innis & Gunn blazes past £1m crowdfunding target

    Craft brewer Innis & Gunn is to accelerate its growth plans after smashing a £1m crowdfunding target. The Edinburgh-based firm’s AdventureCapital campaign raised a total of £2.5m by the time it closed on Tuesday. The brewer had aimed to raise £1m by selling 2% of its share capital.
  • Tech leaders call on May to protect Britain’s world-class standing

    The Government must do more to save the UK’s world-class status digital status after Brexit, London’s top tech leaders have urged. They have called on Prime Minister Theresa May to relax visa rules for skilled migrants and to keep promoting start-ups. In an open letter unveiled at TechCrunch Disrupt, they ...
  • News UK takes 7 months to build 170-person tech team

    News UK, the publisher behind The Times and The Sun newspapers, has created a 170-strong technology team in a little over seven months. Speaking to Computing recently, News UK CTO Christina Scott, formerly Chief Information and Product Officer at the Financial Times, explained that the new team was built in ...
  • Footsie slides; pound rises to $1.25 versus dollar

    The FTSE 100 closed down 27.47 points at 6772.00 as energy stocks slumped ahead of OPEC meeting in Vienna to thrash out oil production cuts. Brent crude fell to $46.49 (£36.86) a barrel amid volatility as traders ponder the likelihood of a deal. The US Dow Jones was ahead 31.1 ...
  • Brexit may boost engagement in retirement planning

    Employers are expecting Britain’s exit from the EU to impact employees’ pensions and pension planning, according to research by Close Brothers Asset Management. Only 9% of companies think the vote will have no impact on its staff.
  • November witnesses faster house price growth, says the Halifax

    According to a lender’s figures, annual growth in UK house prices accelerated for the first time in eight months in November. The Halifax, part of Lloyds Banking Group, said property prices had risen by 6% compared with a year ago. That meant the cost of a typical home was £218,002, ...