Hundreds of customers who were mis-sold payday loans by WageDay Advance will receive some compensation after the lender collapsed earlier this year.
London stocks pushed to six month highs on Wednesday, on signs that Theresa May was shifting towards a softer Brexit and thanks to reports of continued progress in US-China trade talks.
The odds of Jeremy Corbyn becoming the next Prime Minister have been cut by Ladbrokes, making the Labour leader joint favourite to succeed Theresa May alongside Boris Johnson at 5/1.
Food prices rose at the highest rate for nearly six years in March, data showed on Tuesday, as increased commodity prices and adverse weather took their toll.
London stocks were still hugging the flat-line by midday on Wednesday, underperforming their European peers as sterling held firm on signs that Theresa May was shifting towards a softer Brexit.
Markets in Asia finished higher on Wednesday, as investors cheered a report suggesting that Washington and Beijing had moved closer to reaching an agreement on trade.
Shares in CMC Markets slid on Wednesday morning after the spreadbetting firm warned that revenues and profits had been hit by deteriorating market conditions and tighter regulations.
The gambling regulator forced two bookmakers to take down two new roulette-styled games that bypassed the latest regulations in the fixed-odds betting terminals.
The UK services sector saw business activity ease in March, the first decline in more than two-and-a-half years, as Brexit turmoil curtailed spending and weighed heavily on the economy.
The AA's final results were on target on Wednesday as the group reported “significant” strategic progress and a new three-year breakdown cover deal with insurer Admiral.