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UKAR – the biggest mortgage lender you’ve never heard of

17 days ago at 10:27  by Matthew Russell
U.K. Asset Resolution (UKAR) was established in late 2010 as a holding company for Bradford & Bingley (B&B) and the part of Northern Rock that was to remain in public ownership (NRAM). Unlike other ...

A tale of two cities

17 days ago at 10:24  by John Redwood
The tour de France has started in England. It’s that sort of world these days. The cyclists will be threading their way through the skips and building sites of central London today. They will see ...

Houses 18 - 1 Wages

23 days ago at 11:10  by Matt Williams
Anyone investing £150k in residential property at the beginning of 1999 would have been able to pick up two average houses with enough left over for carpets and curtains. Their street value today ...

Stamping down on foreign flows into UK property could be sterling suicide

23 days ago at 10:54  by Mike Riddell
So now we know what the Bank of England intends to do about the UK’s housing market, a market that Governor Carney has previously referred to as the biggest risk to financial stability and therefore ...

Too much euphoria in markets?

23 days ago at 10:51  by John Redwood
The Bank of International Settlements has launched a blistering attack on stock markets. It has condemned the euphoria and claims that markets are detached from the reality of the post crisis malaise ...

Economists and humanity

25 days ago at 11:02  by Diane Coyle, OBE
Peter Smith sent me his new book The Reform of Economics: How the complex systems approach is building a realistic and humane alternative to laissez-faire. In a letter accompanying it, he said he has ...

A “Sting” in the tail for Sting’s children…

25 days ago at 10:58  by Rebecca Haywood
Gordon Sumner, aka Sting, solo musician and former member of The Police, has made plenty of money over the years – according to The Guardian newspaper, he is worth a cool £180 million, which makes ...

Make your site palatable with something people will relish

25 days ago at 10:53  by Graham Jones
Fresh research has come up with some meaty evidence to show that when we use words related to taste we produce a much greater engagement than similar metaphors. If I were to say that your website ...

“We are as concerned as we can afford to be”

28 days ago at 9:51  by Henry Tapper
The DWP has now presented the draft bill that will enable Defined Ambition pensions to be set up, probably from this time in 2016. While lawyers pour over the clauses, it’s worth considering the ...

City power couple contest value of hedge fund

28 days ago at 9:44  by Gemma Hope
Chris Hohn and Jamie Cooper-Hohn, who are well known in the City for their financial success and charitable support, have started legal proceedings to settle the division of their assets within their ...
 
 

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