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Tag Archive: April

  • Investment banks drive April rise in City jobs

    The City jobs market showed signs of improvement in April as investment banks stepped up recruitment, having been buoyed by better results. According to financial services recruitment firm, Astbury Marsden, around 3,455 City job vacancies were created last month, representing … Read more »

  • Unsecured lending plummets

    The consumer credit market is shrinking fast and Britons could be faced with even less choice and access to credit in future. So says the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA), which has just published its latest unsecured lending figures. According … Read more »

  • German Chancellor attacks quantitative easing

    German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has publicly criticised the Government’s quantitative easing policy, warning that flooding the UK economy with new money could worsen the economic crisis. The programme actually involves the Treasury stretching its balance sheet to buy up assets, … Read more »

  • Debt Relief Orders have arrived

    Debt Relief Orders come into effect in England and Wales from today, 6th April. The new legislation allows borrowers who meet certain criteria to have a debt of £15,000 or less written off by the Official Receiver. Applications should be … Read more »

  • Banks report sharp rise in deposits

    Latest figures from the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) show a sharp rise in deposits during April. UK consumers invested a record £5.8 billion in personal bank accounts during the month, up from £2.8 billion in March and well ahead of … Read more »