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Interest rates climb to 0.5%

03 Nov 17

Bank of England raises interest rates for first time in more than a decade.

SMEs handed extra finance source boost

02 Nov 17

4th platform aims to help firms secure funding after bank refusal.

Stamp duty land tax receipts rise 23%

01 Nov 17

Chancellor facing calls to lower stamp duty in Autumn Budget.

Rising inflation drives down spending

31 Oct 17

60% of families feel the squeeze on living costs as inflation hits 3%.

Over-40s braced for working longer

30 Oct 17

Charity proposes 'career MOT' at 50 to assist savers.

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