24th May 2022
Bite-sized business news from the UK and beyond
Good morning Forgot your wallet? In Brazil, you can now use your face. Mastercard is currently testing a biometric payment system for retail stores, using facial recognition rather than contactless cards, smartphones or PINs. What could possibly go wrong?
Does Davos still deliver?
Moonpig snaps up £124m gift
ECONOMYDoes Davos still deliver?
Other stories to keep you in the loop
UK house prices hit new record high as mortgages outpace rents
UK on brink of beer bottle shortage amid rising costs, warns wholesaler
Uber offers discounts up to 50% to celebrate opening of Elizabeth line
Elon Musk wants a 25% discount on his Twitter bid if 25% of Twitter's users are spam bots
The Very Group revives IPO plans
Clifford Chance increases pay for newly qualified lawyers to £125,000
Airbnb to quit China as lockdowns restrict tourism
ONLINEMoonpig snaps up £124m gift
Stat of the day
According to the Office for National Statistics, only 10% of Brits forced to work at home during pandemic say they plan to return to the office five days a week
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