Blogs

How to navigate the information overload

14 June 2017 13:05

As humans we are endlessly called upon to make decisions based on the information we have, and we are defined…

The risks of being a modern landlord

14 June 2017 12:19

The spate of terrorist attacks in London and Manchester has made many landlords and their insurers nervous about the risks…

I called it! Theresa May has been undone by her pointless election

9 June 2017 18:12

I would direct you to Liddle passim for why we are now in this state of chaos. Even if Theresa…

What the election result means for your finances

9 June 2017 13:03

Well, I don’t think anyone expected that, least of all Theresa May. As the country picks over the result of…

Best Buys: Unsecured Loans – £5,000 over three years

9 June 2017 11:57

This week’s Best Buys, provided by Moneyfacts, are Unsecured Loans – £5,000 over three years.

To survive, Tories must compromise with Remainers – and Corbynism

9 June 2017 10:13

Regardless of who leads it, the Conservative Party now has the opportunity to cling to office, possibly even for the…

What went wrong for the Tories?

9 June 2017 6:22

Inside CCHQ there is a sense that three things cost them their majority in this election. First, the public were…

How I lost my Tory-voting virginity in the name of democracy and press freedom

8 June 2017 14:51

Today, for the first time in my life, I voted Tory. And somewhat disappointingly I haven’t sprouted horns yet. I…

No, I Don’t Want To Sponsor You

8 June 2017 11:15

The Metropolitan policeman who spent a week crawling the London Marathon wearing a gorilla costume captured my imagination and my…

Credit cards: don’t be fooled by long balance transfer deals

8 June 2017 10:22

If you’re looking for a balance transfer credit card deal, don’t be fooled into thinking you’ll save the most money…

House prices are…staying pretty much the same

7 June 2017 12:54

Depending on which way you look at it, today’s house price data from Halifax is either good or bad news.…

Overlooking the childfree is a mistake

6 June 2017 12:45

Politicians fight over lots of different issues in general election campaigns, but one theme is a constant: they all try…

Political tinkering has turned pensions into a quagmire

6 June 2017 11:50

It is not usually feasible to put the great and good of the financial services industry together in a room…

The most shocking thing about Donald Trump’s Sadiq Khan tweet? He’s right

6 June 2017 10:21

How thin-skinned and pompous the British media class is. On the airwaves, Twitter, and elsewhere, the reaction to Donald Trump’s tweet…

The Christian views of Theresa May and Tim Farron are way below the radar. And that’s how they like it

5 June 2017 14:58

There’s a mischievous, not to say malicious, Twitter photograph of Theresa May circulating this morning. It shows her sporting shoulder…

Should we thank Brexit for ‘borderless banking’?

5 June 2017 12:43

From Brexit and Grexit to Trump and Scottish (near) independence, the way we think about our place in the world…

gin spirit

It’s gin o’clock for HMRC as Mother’s Ruin boosts the coffers

5 June 2017 11:23

Not since the days of William Hogarth has Mother’s Ruin featured so prominently in the national consciousness. In the 21st…

This election will be remembered as a triumph for the wealthy

5 June 2017 8:39

This dismal, unnecessary election, conducted between the scream of police sirens and the murders of civilians, will be remembered for…

Theresa May has become the Tories’ Gordon Brown

2 June 2017 14:30

At the outset of this general election campaign one thing seemed clear: Labour would get everything they deserved but, alas,…

Lenders punish borrowers who slip onto standard variable rates

2 June 2017 12:29

When you’ve been writing about money for a while, a few key phrases crop up again and again. But of all…