The Bank of England, which said the system it uses to transfer payments between commercial banks was affected by a technical outage. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

October is a scary month for financial markets. The Wall Street panic of 1907, the 1929 crash that ushered in the Great Depression, and Black Monda(...)

The BoE has said it expects inflation to hit its target of 2 per cent only in around three years’ time and some economists have said it could dip close to 1 per cent soon.

British inflation slowed sharply in September to its lowest level in five years, further reducing pressure on the Bank of England to start raising int(...)

FSB chairman Mark Carney said the regulatory framework for haircuts on securities financing transactions addresses important sources of leverage and the level of risk-taking in the core funding markets.

Global regulators are making it more expensive for hedge funds and insurance companies to raise money from loaning shares in a bid to curb hitherto un(...)

Earlier this year, BoE Governor Mark Carney said a further big build-up in mortgage debt was the greatest single threat to a sustainable recovery

The Bank of England gave a clean bill of health to Britain’s flagship mortgage guarantee scheme on Thursday, sparing the government from potential emb(...)

Ryanair held its annual shareholders meeting in Dublin yesterday, September 25th, and told investors it expected to reach the upper end of its earnings projections for the fiscal year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

European shares slipped to a one-month low in late trading yesterday, tracking a sell-off in US stocks, as a stronger dollar undercut prices for indus(...)

Queen Elizabeth II’s understated but significant words of insight on the troubled history of Anglo-Irish relations at a state dinner in Dublin in 2011 are included in the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations: “With the benefit of historical hindsight, we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As Scotland goes to the polls today to decide on its independence, it is interesting to leaf through this week’s newly published eighth edition of (...)

Membership of the EU is not a gimme for Scotland. So, whether they vote Yes or No to independence, they might well be an ex-EU member by 2017, given the other referendum, on UK EU membership, that could be taking place around then

It has only been a week-and-a-half since the Scottish independence debate exploded into life - or at least into our consciousness. Saturation media co(...)

The Apple Watch hype has been remarkable, given the device’s obvious shortcomings. Do people need or want a phone on their wrist? Why bother, when sma(...)

Scottish first minister and SNP leader Alex Salmond (centre)  with former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars (right). Photograph: Reuters/Paul Hackett

Major oil companies and the banks who have urged Scots to vote No will face “a day of reckoning” after next week’s referendum, a former deputy leader (...)

Two women wave from a window on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

In just over a week, four million voters to the north of England’s border will be asked: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”Even a few months(...)