Digital bank Monzo becomes Britain’s best-rated lender

Fast-growing bank topples First Direct from top position in Which? consumer survey The fast-growing digital bank Monzo has toppled First Direct from its near decade-long reign as Britain’s best-rated lender, according to a Which? annual...

Marriott hotels: data of 500m guests may have been exposed

Company says information may have been taken from breached reservation database Personal data including credit card details, passport numbers and the dates of birth of up to 500 million people has been...

UK house prices pick up amid ‘subdued’ market

Values rise by 0.3% in November – but few predict rapid growth in short term House prices inched ahead in November but Brexit uncertainty has left the property market “relatively subdued” according to...

‘Botched Brexit’ could spark electoral wipeout for Tories, rebels say

Jo Johnson, David Willetts and Justine Greening warn about potential UK breakup at People’s Vote event Theresa May’s Brexit deal could lead to electoral armageddon for the Conservative party, three leading Tory rebel MPs...

London to lose €800bn to Frankfurt as banks prepare for Brexit

Lobby group says up to 37 finance firms are relocating to Germany, taking assets with them London will lose up to to €800bn (£700bn) in assets to rival financial hub Frankfurt by March...

Revealed: how ANZ executives can earn 300% bonuses – live

Chief executive offers mea culpa after appearance by AMP’s acting chief. Follow all the developments and updates What have we learned? The royal commission spent a considerable amount of time asking Shayne Elliott, the...

‘Norway-plus’ Brexit option gaining ground, says Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s first minister tells Theresa May her plan is damaging for Scottish people The argument for a “Norway-plus” compromise on Brexit is winning the day at Westminster, according to Scotland’s first minister, Nicola...

Uber fined £385,000 for data breach affecting millions of passengers

Firm failed to tell 35 million users and 3.7 million drivers their data was hacked in 2016 Uber’s European operation has been fined £385,000 for a data breach that affected almost 3...

Health effects of diesel ‘cost European taxpayers billions’

Traffic emissions responsible for at least €70bn damage every year, report says Air pollution from roads causes at least €70bn (£62bn) in health damage every year in the European Union, according to a...

Property downturn could reduce number of affordable homes built by 25%

Savills estimates 100,000 new homes a year need to be priced below going market rate A major downturn in the housing market could reduce the number of affordable homes built by a...