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Sterling struggled on the markets after Friday's downgrading

Paying the price: Sterling slips after AAA downgrade

Financial markets are casting judgement on the UK economy's performance this morning, after Britain lost its triple-A credit rating at the weekend.

Opinion Former Articles

  • IET: Marketers Failing to Maximise Value of Events

    Research reveals lack of integrated approach leads to missed opportunities

  • ABI International Regulation Seminar

    Collision or Convergence? A New World Order for the International Insurance Market? The collapse or forced bail-outs of a series of large, financial institutions in 2008 threw both markets and governments into turmoil. Now the fate of some European economies threatens even larger ructions.

  • BSA: Lending and savings up at mutuals in 2011

    Gross lending by building societies and other mutuals in 2011 was £23.6 billion which is up 16% compared to 2010 (£20.4 billion), bucking the trend across much of the rest of the market. Gross lending by mutuals in December was £2.1 billion, up 15% compared to December 2010 (£1.8 billion).

  • BSA: Mortgage lending by mutuals still on the up in April

    Gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders was £3.2 billion in April, up by 55 per cent compared to £2.1 billion in the same month last year. Mutuals took a 26 per cent market share of gross lending in April, up from 21 per cent in April 2012. In the year to April, gross lending by mutuals was £11.0 billion, up 28 per cent on the same period in 2012.

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