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More QE could be on the way

Bank of England deputy governor Charles Bean has hinted that further quantitative easing may be needed.

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Blair reveals Gordon Brown’s pension reform threats

Gordon Brown attempted to derail Lord Turner’s pension reforms by threatening to bring down Tony Blair over the loans for peerages scandal, according to Blair’s memoir. In A Journey, published this morning, Blair writes that Brown told him to shelve Turner’s pension reform proposals or he would call for an inquiry into the loans scandal. […]

Ed Balls calls for housing reform

Labour leadership candidate Ed Balls has called for a reform of housing policy which would see £6bn pumped into affordable housing and VAT slashed for home repair, maintenance and improvements. In an article published on the Labour List website today, the Shadow Children and Education Secretary says the moves could be funded by the fact […]

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Santander comes off worst in complaints data

Santander has emerged as the lender with the highest number of customer complaints relative to its number of customers after the FSA ordered banks to publish complaints data. The bank received 216,158 complaints in the first half of the year, 7 per cent down on the previous year, giving it the highest ratio of complaints […]

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