Renting costs, shopping promotions, and Spanish bailouts - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.
It costs at least £200,000 more over a lifetime to rent a home rather than to own one.
This is according to new figures from Barclays, which says its estimate is “conservative” – and does not factor in resale or inflation. [Guardian]
Shoppers prefer buy-one-get-one-free deals according to a new survey.
Figures from Shoppercentric suggest that so-called ‘bogof’ deals are shoppers’ favourites – but that vouchers are showing the strongest growth. [BBC]
Fears of a Spanish bailout are growing as the cost of its debt remains at levels widely considered to be unsustainable.
There is also mounting concern over Cyprus, which is understood to be seeking a second loan from Russia. [Telegraph]