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Banks run immigration checks in crackdown

Banks are to begin immigration checks on millions of accounts as part of a Home Office scheme to create a "hostile environment" for people...

What will card surcharge ban mean for firms?

New EU rules come into effect today which will mean customers can't be penalised with extra fees for choosing to pay by credit or...

Open Banking: UK's big financial experiment

It's being called a revolution in banking. So-called Open Banking kicks off on Saturday in what amounts to a gigantic financial experiment in which Britain...

Pound at highest level since Brexit vote

The pound has climbed to its highest level against the US dollar since the Brexit vote. Sterling was up by more than a cent to...

Make a difference with a Clark James recruitment franchise

One in four employees are preparing to change jobs in 2018 and not all recruitment businesses are prepared to deal with the surge in...

The results are in – Spoton.net scores high for franchisee satisfaction

Our Spoton.net franchisees recently completed the Smith & Henderson Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark survey – this is an independent, anonymous survey that offers franchisees the...

Ailing Carillion puts administrator on standby

Carillion has put one of the big four accountancy firms on standby to oversee an administration of the construction giant in a further signal...

Could £7bn offer prompt GKN to split in two?

Could one of the oldest names in British industry be poised to break itself in two? It's looking possible. GKN, the car parts and aero-engineering...

Festive sales cheer for value retailer B&M

Discount retailer B&M has emerged as a Christmas winner after food and other household essentials helped it grow like-for-like sales by 3.9% in the...

Queen's bra firm loses royal warrant after memoir

Rigby & Peller, the company which supplied lingerie to the Queen, has lost its royal warrant following a book by its director revealing details...

Retail woes grow as New Look eyes store closures

New Look, the fashion retailer, is weighing a plan to close about 10% of its British stores in another sign of the tumult facing...