The Kalifa Review, published on Friday, sets out a five-point plan for reform to help Britian's £11bn fintech — financial technology — sector continue to thrive.
Markets were hedging the risk of an earlier rate hike from the Federal Reserve, despite officials vowing earlier in the week that any move was long in the future.
Britain's housing market rebounded midway through last year after an initial coronavirus shock, as buyers took advantage of low interest rates and a temporary tax break, while appetite for bigger homes suitable for remote working also drove demand. "In the absence of further economic shocks, we think it is likely that the current shortage of new listings will correct once the immediate lockdown is lifted and will have no lasting impact on estate agency branch numbers," it said. Rightmove's shares were down 0.9% in early trade in a broader market which was about 1% lower.