Mortgage providers have been cutting rates, but many homeowners still face a payment shock.
CosMc's, named after an obscure company mascot, is a bid for the speciality drinks market.
Employers added a better-than-expected 199,000 jobs in November, despite efforts to cool the economy.
The Treasury Committee says much of what was promised by the chancellor has not materialised.
The Competition and Markets Authority will consider if links between the two could be considered a merger.