The government's Help to Buy scheme has triggered over £1bn of new home loans in the first three months since its inception, the Prime Minister has said.
Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed former banker Sajid Javid as financial secretary to the Treasury following the latest reshuffle of the Cabinet.
The second part of the Help to Buy scheme will be available from next week after the government brought forward the launch date by three months.
Markets around the world sold off overnight while oil continued to soar, as the prospect of military involvement in Syria's civil war grows.
David Cameron has issued one of his strongest defences of the banking sector yet, telling the Lord Major's banquet those who "trash the banks would end up trashing Britain".
The UK Statistics Authority has called for a review into the early release of sensitive economic data after Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to let slip details of Q3 GDP ahead of time.