James Packer's Crown Resorts casino firm faces probe

James Packer's Crown Resorts casino firm faces probe

24 February 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus outbreak Image copyright Getty ImagesAn inquiry has begun into allegations that Australian casino firm Crown Resorts has links to organised crime. Crown Resorts is one of the country's biggest gaming groups, and is 37%-owned by Australian tycoon James...

Virus credit crunch hits millions of Chinese firms

Virus credit crunch hits millions of Chinese firms

24 February 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus outbreak Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A man wears a protective face mask as he walks in the normally bustling Wangfujing shopping street in central BeijingMounting debts have hit Chinese companies struggling to pay workers and suppliers...

Housing shortage: Scale of UK's housing gap revealed

Housing shortage: Scale of UK's housing gap revealed

By Simon Gompertz Personal finance correspondent, BBC News 23 February 2020 Image caption Zoe McKendree: "You can't really present yourself best for an interview if you're sleeping on a friend's sofa"Hoping to buy a home? You'll have to get across the UK's huge housing gap. Researchers have used...

Waitrose named best supermarket by Which?

Waitrose named best supermarket by Which?

By Simon Read Personal finance reporter 22 February 2020 Image copyright Getty ImagesWaitrose has been rated the best UK in-store supermarket in consumer group Which?'s annual satisfaction survey. The John Lewis-owned chain scored five stars in almost every category, but was ranked joint worst for...

Wells Fargo reaches $3bn fake accounts settlement

Wells Fargo reaches $3bn fake accounts settlement

21 February 2020 Image copyright Getty ImagesWells Fargo, a major US bank, has agreed to pay $3bn (£2.3bn) to resolve a government investigation into its sales practices, including opening fake customer accounts. The bank admitted it had wrongly collected millions of dollars in fees, misused...

First class stamps to rise 6p to 76p

First class stamps to rise 6p to 76p

By Simon Read Personal finance reporter 21 February 2020 comments Image copyright ReutersThe Royal Mail is increasing the cost of postage, with first-class stamps rising 6p to 76p and second-class up 4p to 65p. Prices will climb from 23 March, less than a year after they were hiked to their...