More landlords who rent out their homes on ‘Airbnb-style’ websites spend their takings on holidays than reinvest their earnings in home improvement projects, according to new research.
Published 3 December 2018
A modest Glasgow flat struggled to find a buyer after property website Rightmove accidentally listed it with a price tag of nearly £8 million.
Published 30 November 2018
China's most famous entrepreneur, Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba, with a net worth of more than $30 billion, has been expossed as a card-carrying communist.
Published 29 November 2018
The issue of a potential bridge linking Northern Ireland to Scotland has reared its head once more after the idea was highlighted by Boris Johnson and other UK politicians.
Published 28 November 2018
Former Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher could feature on the new plastic £50 note to celebrate her brief career as a scientist.
Published 27 November 2018
Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs has announced plans to offer its British staff free nannies when their children are ill and carers for elderly parents in order to keep them at their tasks.
Published 26 November 2018
Published 23 November 2018
An Indian bank has launched an interactive credit card with push button controls for customers to choose their preferred mode of payment at the checkout.
Published 22 November 2018
And finally...principle of supply and demand sees £1m sale expectation for Smith's personal copy of The Wealth of Nations
One of only two copies of The Wealth of Nations personally owned by its author and the father of modern economics, Adam Smith, is expected to fetch at least £800 million when it comes up for auction next month.
Published 21 November 2018
A former banker from North Wales has secured funding from Barclays to purchase Argyll House self-catering holiday accommodation and The Coffee Pot tearoom on the Isle of Mull.
Published 20 November 2018
Thousands of credit card customers misplace their cards every year and have to request a new one, now Royal Bank of Scotland customers will be able to instantly freeze their card, reducing the number of cards that are unnecessarily cancelled.
Published 19 November 2018
Britain’s workforce should be going into the office at ten or even midday, an expert has suggested.
Published 16 November 2018
More than 75 per cent of people living in Scotland want to change their job and only 9 per cent of Scottish workers would describe their work as their dream job, according to new research.
Published 15 November 2018
And finally...orgasms could bring the British economy to climax, claims firm introducing 'self-love days'
Politicians are constantly thinking of new ideas and policies to help boost the economy, but there is one idea no government will have thought of before but one company is now advocating, and it’s a lot more fun than inflation, interest rates and trade deficits.
Published 14 November 2018
A convicted fraudster escaped jail - for a while - by booking a flying lesson and asking the instructor to let him off in France.
Published 13 November 2018