28% The proportion of women aged 18 to 34 looking to buy their first property, compared with 20% of men, research by the Post Office shows.

15 The number of years since buy-to-let was created by the Association of Residential Letting Agents and lenders.

7 The number of Monetary Policy Committee members who voted to keep the base rate on hold in June, up from six the previous month.

81% The proportion of advisers who plan to qualify under Retail Distribution Review rules coming in at the end of 2012.

€120bn The cost to the European Union of a fresh bailout of Greece agreed last week.

1.3% The amount by which the Irish economy grew in Q1 2011, following a 1.4% decline in Q4 2010.

25% The proportion of Britons who say that they would face financial worries after a week if they lost their job, according to research by Scottish Provident.

46million The number of shareholders that would be created under plans to give the public shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group.