Payday lender Wonga says it is writing off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers after putting in place new affordability checks.
The Bank of England accepts new powers to prevent a housing boom and bust, as suggested by the Chancellor, George Osborne
Global oil prices fall to their lowest level in more than two years after Saudi Arabia cut its official selling price.
Virgin Money, the UK challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at 0.05% and is expected to give details later of its asset purchase programme.
The Finnish maker of hit mobile game Angry Birds, Rovio, will lay off 130 staff, accounting for 16% of its workforce.
Bond giant Pimco saw its investors withdraw a record $23.5bn (£14.5bn) in funds after manager Bill Gross abruptly left the company last month.
Ukraine's economy is likely to suffer more than previously predicted because of the conflict in the east of the country, the World Bank has said.
Argentina's central bank governor Juan Carlos Fabrega resigns after less than a year in the job, as the country's economic troubles pile up.
Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.
UK shares continue their recent slide, as concerns over the health of the global economy persist.
Young people lack workplace skills such as communication and team working, a study among employers suggests.
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.
Celebrities who had intimate pictures of themselves leaked onto the internet were "dumb" for taking them, the EU's new digital commissioner says.
Sainsbury's shares close down 7% as supermarket price wars prompt its third consecutive quarterly sales fall.
The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.
The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.
Lloyds is offering home buyers free iPad mini tablets in an intensifying mortgage war between major banks.
Legal changes increasing the inheritance rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will come into force.
Annual profits at payday lender Wonga have fallen by more than half, the company announces.
The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.
The US dollar continued its rally on Wednesday, hovering near a four-year high against major currencies, and analysts say there is more to come.
The UK manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in September as a result of the strong pound and weakness in the eurozone, a survey indicates.
The Featherdale Wildlife Park, a private zoo in Sydney, is thriving by offering a "hands-on" experience with its animals.
Independent shop owners in Rio de Janeiro are complaining about higher rents and crime rates, and less customers, forcing many to close, reports Donna Bowater.
Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, the co-founders of tonic water business Fever-Tree, decided to set up together upon meeting for the very first time.
The International Olympic Committee says it is satisfied with the progress made by Rio de Janeiro in its preparations for the 2016 Olympics.
A multi-million pound stadium will be built on the site of the former Don Valley Stadium, which was demolished last year.
Every game at the Rugby World Cup is oversubscribed in at least one price category, with tickets to be allocated by ballot.