UK economy

Apple’s new iPhone spells the end for high-street banking

Mobile banking poses a grave threat to the traditional high-street banks, says Matthew Lynn.

What a Yes vote will mean for my money – and yours

Merryn Somerset Webb explains what a vote for Scottish independence would mean for her finances – and for yours.

Chart of the week: Even the past is murky to economists

The Office for National Statistics has revised its GDP data going back to 1998, giving a different picture of the 2000-07 boom.

The explosive consequences of a Yes vote

The futures of David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband hang in the balance. Emily Hohler reports.

Scotland vote jolts the markets

The rapid advance of the Yes campaign in the last few days has unsettled investors.

An abrupt wake-up call on the Scottish referendum

Keeping Scotland’s service-based economy going requires certainty, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It won’t get that if it votes for independence.

How the Scottish referendum is hurting the pound

As the ‘Yes’ campaign builds up steam in Scotland, the pound has fallen heavily against the dollar. Dominic Frisby explains why, and asks: what’s next?

The money set to flee an independent Scotland

If Scotland votes for independence, expect to see more central bank intervention, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

How to prepare for deflation

Deflation has already hit parts of Europe and it could happen here. Phil Oakley explains how you can protect your portfolio from falling prices.

Scottish independence would be bad news for British investors – here’s why

With just days left till Scotland votes, the ‘Yes’ campaign is gaining ground. But a vote for independence would be bad for everyone, says John Stepek.

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