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....The records also give an insight into Russian shopping habits, although the customers in many cases are unknown. They bought diamonds from a jewellers in Bond Street, furs from brokers in north London, and chandeliers from a Chelsea boutique. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The money spent on watches was marked down on the bank wire transfer as a payment for “computer equipment”. Another $500,000 payment was made to a London fur broker, Gideon Bartfeld. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". Brian Wieser, an analyst at the brokerage Pivotal, meanwhile downgraded Google's stock on Monday, saying the scandal would curtail its profits this year. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The business is similar to a regular recruitment agency, in that it maintains an online listing of available jobs, and acts as a mediator between would-be employees and hiring managers. However, Enabled also offers what it calls "accessibility brokering", which means that it works to ensure that businesses are able to offer employees the working conditions they need to perform at their best. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But before we feel too sorry for the firm, in the previous year it had reported total profits of about $1bn. In December 2005, stock market trading in a newly listed Japanese company was thrown into chaos by a broker's typing error. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Almost any item or service can still be procured if the price is right. There may be winners from these distortions, notably brokers and intermediaries. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Bob Diamond has joined forces with the Qatari royal family to buy Panmure Gordon, the loss-making stockbroker and investment bank. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Diamond is not expected to have a day-to-day role in the management of Panmure Gordon, with Hansen more directly involved in the deal from Atlas’s side. A statement from the stockbroker said that its independent directors unanimously consider the offer price to be “fair and reasonable”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Such deals are usually targeted at cash-strapped first-time buyers. “Cashback is far more prevalent than in the past,” says Jonathan Harris at mortgage broker Anderson Harris. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Adrian Anderson, director of mortgage broker Anderson Harris, says the recent pick-up is very encouraging: “First-time buyers are the lifeblood of the market and their return is a boost for all homeowners. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:14 PM
.... The money spent on watches was marked down on the bank wire transfer as a payment for “computer equipment”. Another $500,000 payment was made to a London fur broker, Gideon Bartfeld. ...
British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:00:24 PM
....The records also give an insight into Russian shopping habits, although the customers in many cases are unknown. They bought diamonds from a jewellers in Bond Street, furs from brokers in north London, and chandeliers from a Chelsea boutique. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
....". Brian Wieser, an analyst at the brokerage Pivotal, meanwhile downgraded Google's stock on Monday, saying the scandal would curtail its profits this year. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
....The business is similar to a regular recruitment agency, in that it maintains an online listing of available jobs, and acts as a mediator between would-be employees and hiring managers. However, Enabled also offers what it calls "accessibility brokering", which means that it works to ensure that businesses are able to offer employees the working conditions they need to perform at their best. ...
Five-minute guide to…The resurgence of first-time buyers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....”. Adrian Anderson, director of mortgage broker Anderson Harris, says the recent pick-up is very encouraging: “First-time buyers are the lifeblood of the market and their return is a boost for all homeowners. ...
Are these cashback deals  a carrot… or a costly stick? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
....Such deals are usually targeted at cash-strapped first-time buyers. “Cashback is far more prevalent than in the past,” says Jonathan Harris at mortgage broker Anderson Harris. ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
....But before we feel too sorry for the firm, in the previous year it had reported total profits of about $1bn. In December 2005, stock market trading in a newly listed Japanese company was thrown into chaos by a broker's typing error. ...
Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond to buy Panmure Gordon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:15:51 AM
....Diamond is not expected to have a day-to-day role in the management of Panmure Gordon, with Hansen more directly involved in the deal from Atlas’s side. A statement from the stockbroker said that its independent directors unanimously consider the offer price to be “fair and reasonable”. ...
Bob Diamond in deal to buy stockbroker Panmure Gordon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 07:45:59 AM
. Bob Diamond has joined forces with the Qatari royal family to buy Panmure Gordon, the loss-making stockbroker and investment bank. ...
Sainsbury's warns over 'uncertain' impact of pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:22:39 AM
.... Coupe strongly denied suggestions that the target to get consumers to halve household waste had been ditched. Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at broker ETX Capital, said: “Sainsbury’s did very well when Tesco and others were struggling but is now facing its own challenges. ...
US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to 1% in bid to hold off inflation image
....Some economists argue that weak wages and productivity growth in the US will limit the Fed’s rate increases to a handful before reaching a peak at around 2%. Gus Faucher, the deputy chief economist at the stockbroker PNC, said: “I think the concern, in terms of why the Fed is raising rates now, is that inflation is picking up. ...
Interest-only mortgage deals: Bank to help 100,000s borrowers with new change image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:15:00 PM
....Homeowners often find it difficult to get a new mortgage deals if the term runs into retirement, even though many people could use guaranteed pension income to make repayments. Jonathan Harris, director of mortgage broker Anderson Harris, said: "There are mainstream lenders out there who are already accommodating to the older borrower and those are worth checking out in the first instance. ...
UK shares lifted by takeover news image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:09:59 AM
...."But Bovis should hold out for a better premium. Joint brokers Deutsche Bank and Jeffries have price targets of 969p and 886p respectively. ...
Glad to be sacked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:12:20 AM
.... . Retail analyst Jonathan Pritchard of stockbrokerage Peel Hunt says he would score Mr Gormley's first two years leading Majestic as "eight out of 10". ...
Can .art domain give the art business an online boost? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 08:00:19 AM
Budget 2017: tax on dividends will be a raid on 2 million small investors image
....Intriguingly, the government revealed that “significantly more men will be affected than women,” and around 18% will over 65. Tom Selby, at stockbroker AJ Bell, crunched the numbers and says that if you were to assume a 4% dividend yield – he says the FTSE All-Share index is yielding around 3. ...
US interest rate rise almost certain after bumper jobs growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:15:58 PM
....Gus Faucher, chief economist at financial services group PNC, said approvingly that the “underlying trends for the economy now are similar to those in 2016”, when there was consistently strong jobs growth. John Cannally of stockbroker LPL wrote on Twitter that the market “may begin to price in” the expected rate hikes this year. ...
Soft drinks tax raises less money than forecast as firms cut sugar content image
....35 – a plan the government said would “target the cheapest tobacco”. Analysts at City stockbroker Jefferies said this could boost the trade in illicit cigarettes but might also help cigarette firms by making their cheaper products less attractive. ...
BT's £1.2bn Champions League splurge is price of staying in Sky game image
.... So a knock-out Champions League bid was always likely. “More than anything the Champions League deal is about getting one of the monkeys off their back,” said Sam McHugh, an analyst at stockbroker Exane. ...
Bad news for online advertisers – you’ve been ’ad | John Naughton image
.... But eventually people will ask: what’s the rate of return of online advertising? Who’s benefiting from this vast, opaque, unregulated, unmonitored and ultimately user-hostile online auction system? Part of the answer may be glimpsed in the share prices of Google and Facebook. But mostly it’s to be found in the profits of the data-brokers, cookie monsters, trackers and other corporate creatures that lurk in the shadows cast by the internet giants. ...
Buy-to-let landlords face huge tax increase from new law image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Landlords even pay a higher rate of capital gains tax when selling a property, at 18 per cent for basic rate taxpayers and 28 per cent for higher rate taxpayers. However, Mark Harris, chief executive of mortgage broker SPF Private Clients, says with savings paying near zero interest, many will continue to favour bricks and mortar: “Those who bought some years ago and have reduced their mortgage debt should still be able to turn a profit. ...
ITV shouldn't get away with blaming Brexit for falling revenues | Nils Pratley image
.... It is a commonsense action that should have been adopted years ago. Terry Smith, former City analyst, former broker and now manager of the £10bn Fundsmith fund (disclosure: I am an investor) is off to Mauritius. ...
Bank of England makes obscure tweak to mortgage rules... now you can get a BIGGER mortgage image
....5 times their annual income could now jump in the following months, according to experts. The number of home buyers taking on the riskier loans could surge by 10 per cent, Ray Boulger, senior technical director at mortgage broker John Charcol estimates. ...
NHS faces £1bn annual bill after 'reckless' change to injury payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 10:45:09 AM
....The CBI said the decision subjected insurance companies to a “large and sudden shock at a time when stability and predictability should be prioritised”. Insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson estimates the rate change will cost the insurance industry a one-off charge of £5. ...
‘Buy for Uni’ mortgage turns students into landlords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:28:35 AM
.... “If somebody doesn’t have any capital to go down on this and they have to put a charge against their property and someone is going to be at university for three or four years, I can see it making sense. I just think rents are not going to be enough to sustain it so mum and dad are going to have to have a decent income to back it up,” says Alistair Hargreaves, executive mortgage protection consultant at brokers John Charcol. ...
LSE/Deutsche Börse merger on brink of failure over EU demand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 01:58:11 AM
.... The commission would not comment before a deadline for delivering its formal verdict on 3 April. Analysts at stockbroker Numis said: “We believe it is highly unlikely this deal will now complete. ...
Snapchat IPO: Evan Spiegel tries to sell investors on his top product – himself image
....“People are pumped about the IPO,” said Vlad Tenev, Robinhood’s co-founder. Tenev said his customers tended to be younger than the average broker. ...
What’s the point of building a million new homes if they’re not fit to live in? | John Harris image
.... In addition it insists that some homeowners claiming compensation sign gagging orders that reportedly extend to conversations with their neighbours. This is a funny way for a supposed honest broker to behave, and underlines the sense of helplessness felt by people at the blunt end. ...
Convicted fraudsters sell Ed Sheeran tickets through Ticketmaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 09:48:02 AM
....FanFair Alliance, which campaigns for reform of ticketing, said: “So-called secondary ticketing services like Get Me In!, Seatwave, StubHub and Viagogo present themselves as safe and secure platforms [. ] but it has become increasingly clear they exist predominantly as a vehicle for professionalised ticket touts or ‘brokers’ profiteering from a lack of transparency. ...
Lloyds reports biggest profits since financial crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 08:49:43 AM
....But there was some scepticism about the bank’s ability to achieve these goals. Sandy Chen at the brokers Cenkos said: “We don’t see much to revise our long-held scepticism about Lloyds’ ability to achieve its lofty long-term targets. ...
Savers need a balancing act to beat inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:00:31 AM
.... The Brexit vote and Trump election drove demand to a four-year high in 2016 as pension funds and other institutional investors piled in. “Because it pays no interest, savers often overlook the precious metal assuming it’s only for active traders or wealthy investors,” says Adrian Ash, head of research at gold broker BullionVault. ...
How to cut FIVE months off your mortgage repayments with one simple move image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 04:02:00 PM
....36 per cent to 2. 98 per cent, found the mortgage broker. ...
Tackle your debts while interest rates are at lowest image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 11:59:00 AM
.... . David Hollingworth, broker at L&C Mortgages, says older homeowners with interest-only mortgages need to review their debt: “If you have a capital repayment mortgage, check it is set up to clear the mortgage on your retirement date, or preferably earlier. ...
Lloyd's alcohol ban challenges City of London's drinking culture image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:14:58 PM
. It’s an unseasonably warm February Friday in the City of London, and as the clock ticks towards lunchtime, the pubs and restaurants around Leadenhall Market steadily fill up with bankers, brokers, traders and lawyers. ...
Southern rail users face more strikes as drivers reject Aslef-backed deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 01:31:12 PM
....”. The proposed deal was agreed by Aslef negotiators and Southern on 2 February after two weeks of talks brokered by the TUC, and was heralded as signalling the end of a dispute that had contributed to making Southern, run by Govia Thameslink Railway, the worst-performing train operator in Britain. ...
How Donald Trump became Deutsche Bank's biggest headache image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:31:47 PM
.... Deutsche’s links to Russia have been under the spotlight since a money laundering scheme was exposed last summer by the New Yorker magazine. The “mirror trades” scandal saw Deutsche brokers in Moscow buy stocks in roubles on behalf of a Russian company. ...
Government willing to admit UK housing market is
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....” First-time buyers are the most glaring victims of the housing shortage as they face the dismal prospect of paying sky-high rents for years because they cannot afford the deposit on a property. Ishaan Malhi, chief executive of online mortgage broker Trussle. ...
Banks charging up to £180 fees on £100 borrowing, Which? finds image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 09:22:00 AM
....Payday loan charges were capped in 2015, as part of moves to prevent people getting trapped in a debt spiral. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently announced plans to put the high-cost credit sector under the spotlight, including overdrafts as well as payday lenders, pawnbrokers and firms offering rent-to-own credit on household goods. ...
Should financial advisers put us before them? Debate is back on the table image
....Legals experts say the administration may be waiting for a ruling in the major lawsuit against the rule in a Texas district court. In the Trump administration’s view the DOL’s fiduciary rule will cut independent broker-dealers and financial advisers out of the business of serving older investors by cutting out their ability to charge commission revenue and by raising the cost of compliance. ...
Eurostar pulls out all the stops with luxury Paris lounge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
....Analysts are uncertain about the effects of Brexit. Gerald Khoo, of stockbroker Liberum Capital, says there could be upsides and downsides: “Fewer MEPs and civil servants going to Brussels – but if UK companies really do pivot towards Paris, that could also be a boost. ...
Are you a serious buyer? Estate agents can now ask you to pay up to prove it image
.... He made out a cheque for £1,000 to Grey & Co, which has two offices in Wembley and is a Property Ombudsman member. But a few days later Nehru met his mortgage broker, who advised him to pull out because of potential problems relating to the property being a freehold flat surrounded by leasehold flats. ...
Life insurance: Why it now pays to be healthy image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Term assurance is particularly cheap and premiums have fallen steadily as life expectancy grows. Director of protection at brokers Drewberry Wealth, Tom Conner, says there is another popular type of life insurance where you do not have to undertake a medical, known as over-50s plans: "These are typically used to meet funeral costs, with most people covering smaller sums of between £5,000 and £15,000. ...
Is equity release a good way to pay off your home loan? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:00:48 AM
.... However, because the individual will be paying back capital each month as well as interest, their monthly repayments will be higher. Also, their age may well be a big factor, says David Hollingworth at mortgage broker London & Country. ...
City of London launches challenge to boost coffee cup recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 12:01:02 AM
.... The coffee cups collected can be remade into a range of items, from pencils to park benches, which will be donated to local community projects and schools. Insurance broker Lloyd’s has signed up. ...
Citigroup plans new operations away from London after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 07:49:23 PM
.... However, Cowles said the main problem was with operations that specialise trading financial instruments for major clients. “Our issue is with our broker dealer, which is located in the UK and will lose, presumably, passporting rights,” he said. ...
Broker-charge comparison website can save the average investor thousands of pounds image
....Over a 20-year investment period this adds up to a startling £5,300 in excessive charges and lost investment growth on that money, while investors with larger portfolios may lose much more. This makes the task of saving for retirement even harder as their nest egg is being raided by fund stockbrokers and online fund platforms. ...
How ticket touts beat you to the punch ... and what you can do about it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:16:45 PM
....For the most part, no. Most secondary sites have a roster of major touts known as power sellers or brokers. ...
Ticket touts rebrand as investigations put them in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:16:42 PM
....Many touts simply do not publish any of their details at all on secondary websites, despite consumer laws requiring them to do so. While there are dozens of companies operating in the touting world, in practice there are just a few hundred major players, often known as “brokers” or “power sellers” by resale websites where they ply their trade. ...
Your money: Hidden costs behind your financial products image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....MORTGAGES Headline mortgage rates may be at all-time lows but fees and charges have never been higher. David Hollingworth, broker at London & Country Mortgages, warns of hefty arrangement fees. ...
Globalisation once made the world go around. Is it about to grind to a halt? image
.... It has proved impossible to complete the ambitious round of global trade liberalisation talks launched in Doha in 2001. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, an American-brokered regional free deal involving the US and a number of Asian countries (but not China) will be scrapped under Trump. ...
Direct Line turns its back on homeowners trying to help refugees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
....The family were subsequently rejected by other big insurers. Eventually they found cover – at twice the price they expected – through a specialist broker. ...
Rolls-Royce sent agent to 'retrieve' document from India tax office image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 01:52:09 PM
....According to the SFO, the warehouse facility had an “ancillary purpose” which was to provide “a means of remunerating Intermediary 4 for assistance provided on [defence] contracts”. Intermediary 4 had been involved in brokering an agreement between Rolls-Royce and Hindustan Aeronautics, an Indian state-owned defence company, helping increase a licensing fee from the Indian government from £4m to £7. ...
It’s time to rewrite the rules of economics to end the growing chasm of inequality  | Liam Byrne image
.... The sooner we find it, the sooner we can reject once and for all the tired and increasingly flawed orthodoxy of shareholder value and trickle-down economics that took shape with such force nearly 50 years ago. That’s why parliamentarians and Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute have joined forces to broker new solutions – bringing together leading thinkers in politics, academia, business, finance, trade unions, churches and civil society – to pinpoint what needs to change and how. ...
Can I buy a flat while I'm paying off debts through an IVA? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:00:30 AM
.... When you have made the final payment, any unpaid debt is written off. While there are no special options for people with IVAs, there are specialist mortgage brokers who can put you in touch with lenders prepared to take on the higher risk of lending to someone on an IVA (or protected trust deed in Scotland), but they usually require you to put up a cash deposit of 50% of the value of the property. ...
'The swamp is Goldman Sachs': how the bank is rewarded for putting profits over people image
.... To Stamp, particularly in the post-financial crisis era, this means the bank is being rewarded for its involvement in subprime mortgages and the financial instruments created to profit from them. On that front, says Renata Pumerol of NYCC, it is important to confront the power brokers directly as well as the elected officials who work with them. ...
JP Morgan Chase to pay $55m to settle racial discrimination charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 04:50:34 PM
....Minority borrowers were owed “tens of millions of dollars in damages”, the government said, because JP Morgan allowed them to be charged higher rates and fees than “similarly situated white borrowers”. Until 2009, JP Morgan used a network of “wholesale” mortgage brokers to sell its loan applications. ...
Libor scandal: the bankers who fixed the world’s most important number | Liam Vaughan and Gavin Finch image
.... During his time as a junior trader in London, Hayes had got to know several of the 16 individuals responsible for making their bank’s daily submission for the Japanese yen. His flash of insight was realising that these men mostly relied on inter-dealer brokers, the fast-talking middlemen involved in every trade, for guidance on what to submit each day. ...
Mortgage rates are at a record low, now is the time to see if you can get a better deal image
....“It’s well worth investigating and can make your finances go further in 2017,” Ramsden added. David Hollingworth, broker at London & Country Mortgages, says you must first check whether you will pay early redemption charges on your existing mortgage, as this could wipe out any benefits. ...
Pound falls to 10-week low after Theresa May's Brexit comments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 07:17:23 PM
....One analyst said the increasingly belligerent war of words in recent weeks between London and Brussels and the row over the resignation of UK ambassador to the EU Sir Ivan Rogers had left currency market traders in no doubt Britain was heading for a hard Brexit, even before May’s comments. “After some respite at the end of last year, the market [was betting against] sterling even before Theresa May gave her interview on Sunday, suggesting that until a clear plan is presented by the government, the market’s fears [dominate] that Brexit will be a disaster for the UK,” said Kathleen Brooks, research director at brokers City Index. ...
Tesco set to cut 1,000 jobs in restructuring plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 06:38:03 PM
....Tesco, which employs more than 300,000 people in the UK, is scheduled to unveil its trading figures for the vital Christmas period on Thursday. James Anstead, analyst at Barclays – one of Tesco’s house brokers – has predicted that the supermarket chain will report that sales during the six weeks to 7 January were flat on the same period the previous year. ...
Good Christmas? M&S set to surprise as retailers reveal festive sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 02:14:45 PM
....Market leader Tesco is also expected to have traded well but it is up against strong figures compared with last year. As a result James Anstead, an analyst at Barclays, one of the grocer’s house brokers, predicted like-for-like sales will be flat over the six-week Christmas trading period. ...
Trump's tweets keep US manufacturers on their toes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:54:38 PM
....There was further evidence this week that the incoming president’s unusual approach is paying off after Ford cancelled plans to open a new plant in Mexico. It came one month after a Trump-brokered agreement with United Technologies to prevent 1,100 manufacturing jobs in Indiana from being moved out of the US. ...
Bitcoin digital currency hits three-year high of $1,000 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 10:52:23 AM
...."The growing war on cash, and capital controls, is making Bitcoin look like a viable, if high-risk, alternative," said Paul Gordon, a board member of the UK Digital Currency Association. David Moskowitz, the founder of Coin Republic, a Singapore-based Bitcoin brokerage, believes some investors now see the currency as a haven asset. ...
Economists dispute claim that Brexit could create 400,000 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 10:27:25 AM
....Open Britain said one key issue was that the report factors in a trade deal with India, which the Indian government has said would be reliant on an increase in student visas, incompatible with Change Britain’s desire to cut migration. Tilford said the UK was likely to find it hard to broker deep free trade agreements with countries such as India unless it was prepared to offer visa liberalisation. ...
FTSE 100's record-breaking run continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 09:21:09 AM
....". Banks and financial companies were the strongest performers with stock broker Hargreaves Lansdown up 5% and the bank Barclays up 3. ...
House prices 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 11:30:29 PM
....The new surcharge, alongside a rise in normal stamp duty costs for £1m-plus homes since 2014, had a bigger impact on the market than the Brexit vote in June, according to experts. Ray Boulger, of John Charcol mortgage brokers, says it led to many at the expensive end of the market choosing to extend their homes rather than move. ...
FTSE slips from record close, while Icap and Tullett complete deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 09:50:29 AM
.... Following the £1. 28bn agreement Tullett has been renamed TP Icap and will become one of the leading interdealer brokers in the world. ...
RBS, Barclays and other banks fined in Swiss franc Libor case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 08:41:42 AM
....Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays are among banks hit with SFr99m (£78m) of fines by the Swiss competition regulator for operating four separate cartels, as the international fallout from the Libor rate-rigging scandal spreads. The two British lenders were hit with a combined £37m in fines, while HSBC, Lloyds and City of London brokers Icap, Tullett Prebon and RP Martin all remain under investigation by Switzerland’s competition commission, Comco. ...
Rupert Murdoch: 'I've never asked any prime minister for anything' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:57:06 PM
....Harold Evans, the former editor of the Times, has also said that a private meeting between Murdoch and the then prime minister Margaret Thatcher over lunch at Chequers, the official country residence, led to a “coup that transformed the relationship between British politics and journalism”. Evans suggested that a deal was brokered at that meeting in which Murdoch offered his papers’ support to Thatcher in return for approval for his purchase of the Times and Sunday Times in 1981. ...
FTSE recovers to close above 7,000 level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 09:21:07 AM
....Shares in cruise firm Carnival fell 1. 6% following a broker downgrade. ...
Seven simple ways to cut your spending in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
....99% two-year fix, as well as increasing rates on other products. Some brokers and other financial experts are warning that mortgage rates will almost certainly rise in the coming months. ...
Housing sales to fall in 2017, says CML image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:55:23 AM
....”. Simon Checkley, managing director of broker Private Finance, said: “Aside from the surge in buy to let we saw earlier in the year as landlords clambered to beat the Stamp Duty deadline, lending figures have showed little movement each month. ...
Take charge of your mortgage: 3 out of 5 mortgage borrowers have no idea how much they owe image
....”. Research from online mortgage broker Trussle suggests that homeowners on expensive SVRs could save on average around £3,500 a year by remortgaging to a cheaper deal. ...

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