Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers face payments problems

Image copyright Getty Images Hundreds of thousands of Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers were unable to make payments from their online accounts today. Some have been facing the frustration of not being able to pay and transfer money online.Others were not able to confirm whether funds were arriving in their account. A spokesperson…

Brexit: Liam Fox yet to seal no-deal trade agreements

Image copyright Reuters The UK has yet to finalise agreements to replace existing free trade deals the EU has with 40 big economies if there is a no-deal Brexit.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said he "hoped" they would but it depended on whether other countries were "willing to put the work in".He said more deals…

Amazon issues no-deal advice to UK sellers

Image copyright Getty Images British businesses trading on Amazon have been advised to prepare for a no-deal Brexit to ensure they can continue selling to customers in the EU.The online retail giant has informed sellers that the government said that the "free circulation of goods" between the UK and EU would stop in the event…

Nissan says former boss received $9m in 'improper payments'

Image copyright Getty Images Nissan and Mitsubishi said Carlos Ghosn received "improper payments" totalling 7.8m euros ($8.9m) from a joint venture between the carmakers. The findings were released following a joint investigation by the two companies. Mr Ghosn, former chairman of both firms, has been detained since November on charges involving financial crimes.Both companies sacked…

Netflix boosts subscriber numbers to nearly 140 million

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roma was backed by Netflix, which is spending heavily to make its own movies and television Netflix ended 2018 with more than 139 million paid subscribers, adding 8.8 million members in the three months to 31 December.The streaming giant said the growth reflected the success of its original programmes,…

How Corn Flakes became a million dollar idea

Corn Flakes are the world's most popular breakfast food. But did you know they were invented by a penny-pinching American doctor who thought they'd be the cure for sex mania?Aaron Heslehurst explains how they came to be a million dollar idea.Video producer: Jeremy Howell