£230k – The average cost of raising a child from birth until age 21, up 63% by £14,064 in 2003, says LV=.
1 in 8 – The proportion of UK adults forced to pay up to £100 a month extra storage capacity to house their clutter, according to research from Ocean Finance.
8 – The number of years by which the average UK adults aged 50 to 65 under-estimate their life expectancy, therefore putting themselves at risk of not saving enough for their retirement, Aviva says.
1.6m – The number of bank account switches in 2014, up 12% on 2013, the Payments Council says.
£315k – The fine handed down by the FCA to 2 former executives of broker Martin Brokers for their part in the LIBOR manipulation scandal.
€1.1 trillion -The value of the ECB’s QE programme announced last week, designed to counteract low inflation in the Eurozone.
76% – More than three quarters of UK adults say they are prepared to adapt their current lifestyle to save for the future, Standard Life says
13 years – The sentence handed to Magnus Peterson jailed last week in his role in a multi-million pound hedge fund fraud.
$10 billion – Hedge fund guru George Soros, who announced his retirement last week, famously bet $10 billion that the British pound will be devalued in 1992, earning his fund a $1 billion windfall in a single day.