Slow wage growth will keep the Bank of England from raising interest rates this year despite a run of strong economic data, according to an influential report.
Inflation rose sharply to 1.9% in June but is still enjoying its longest stretch at or below the Bank of England's 2% target for nine years, official figures showed on Tuesday.
The new chairman of controversial payday lender Wonga has promised to clean up the company and ditch its "puppet" advertising campaign as he admitted it had made "serious mistakes".
The financial regulator has proposed a 0.8% per day cap on payday lending interest and fees.
A new building society is to be launched, with a pledge to make it easier for generations within families to help each other financially.
Savers will be able to stash more of their cash away tax-free and have more flexibility over their pots when new "super-ISAs" come into being on Tuesday.
Marks & Spencer stepped up competition in the banking sector on Thursday by launching its first "free" current account.
People's spending using contactless "tap and go" card payments has topped £100 million in a month for the first time, industry figures show.
People who have been unemployed for more than a year are to be subject to a range of new measures such as intensive coaching and community work.
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