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Why ‘fanfunding’ is the future of sports finance

22 September 2017 14:28

A few years ago, I was sitting at my desk late at night, frustrated by the latest sports financing project…

When is the best time to exit the London property market?

21 September 2017 15:15

Owning a property in Central London is a dream for some, but a burden for others – if you are…

If you’re old or live in a rural community, the future of banking looks bleak

20 September 2017 13:14

It won’t shock you to read that bank branches are closing. They’re expensive to run, and fewer customers are using…

Roger Bootle: A post-Brexit Britain could be ‘more open, less protectionist and more competitive’

19 September 2017 18:35

One of the City’s best-known economists, Roger Bootle, discusses whether a success could be made from Brexit, just over a…

Best buys: High interest current accounts

19 September 2017 14:46

When you’re looking for a new current account, the interest rate is often one of the most important factors in…

A solution to Britain’s productivity problems could be on the horizon

18 September 2017 18:56

The UK economy suffers from low productivity. Productivity measures output per person, or per time worked. If productivity was higher…

Jeremy Corbyn is wrong to tar the entire gig economy with the same brush

15 September 2017 17:09

In a raging and rousing speech to the TUC in Brighton this week, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn took aim at…

Forget about tuition fees; the Tories should be explaining to young voters why national debt matters

14 September 2017 14:16

As part of an effort to win over younger voters, the government is reportedly considering changes to tuition fees such…

Best Buys: Fixed term accounts of 4 years and over

13 September 2017 12:57

Locking away your money for a fixed amount of time often means that better interest rates apply. Here are some…

Cutting the student loan interest rate will only help richer graduates

12 September 2017 11:06

This weekend the papers mooted that Theresa May’s government is looking to cut the English and Welsh student loan interest rate…

Let’s not overdo the productivity pessimism

11 September 2017 10:32

Economists disagree on lots of things, but on one thing at least there is a consensus. Productivity, or the efficiency…

David Tang’s tips for running a corporate empire

11 September 2017 10:15

Sir David Tang, who died last week aged 63, was once The Spectator’s distributor in Hong Kong. His special achievement in…

Is now the right time for the ‘older entrepreneur’?

8 September 2017 14:46

Over half of individuals over the age of 50 have described themselves as ‘entrepreneurs’, shaking up the popular perception of…

How much is your child’s schoolbag worth? The answer might surprise you

7 September 2017 15:07

As a new school term starts, this often spells an expensive shopping list for parents. School uniforms that no longer…

Are we wise to turn our backs on cash ISAs?

6 September 2017 16:15

With interest rates so low, it’s no surprise to read that the amount of cash being put into ISAs has…

Best Buys: Two-year fixed rate mortgages

5 September 2017 11:59

If you’re on the hunt for a mortgage, a fixed rate one will ensure that your repayments stay the same,…

Hurricane Harvey could push petrol prices up to 121p a litre, and inflation to 3%

4 September 2017 14:15

While the horrific destruction that Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake might feel like a nightmare happening miles away, we might…

Is there enough choice for stock market investors?

1 September 2017 17:04

Investing in the stock market can be a laborious task. Reading the latest research, calling up your broker, watching the…

2017: The year football went from a beautiful game to a caricature of its worst excesses

31 August 2017 17:33

Football is theatre, that much has always been obvious; but it’s also business. And though the rules of the game haven’t…

If it feels like you’re spending a fortune on going to weddings, you probably are

30 August 2017 13:07

As happens every bank holiday, the roads were chock-a-block this weekend with people on the move – many of them…

Feminism’s obsession with equality sells women short

30 August 2017 11:50

There was much fanfare last week when Holly Willoughby’s apparent ‘huge £200k pay rise’ meant she’d finally be earning the same as her…

Best buys: Easy access accounts without a bonus

29 August 2017 13:58

Many of us want to be able to access our money whenever we want. But, at the same time, we…

The interesting histories behind the Rathbones and Smith & Williamson merger

25 August 2017 13:15

The proposed marriage of two mid-sized wealth managers, Rathbone Brothers and Smith & Williamson, has not made City pulses race.…

If it takes a credit card to live like Kim Kardashian, then so be it

24 August 2017 14:47

Recent figures around the UK’s credit and debit card debt are startling indeed, with the number of transactions rising to…

How can we encourage millennials to save for their retirement?

23 August 2017 14:11

It’s a story we’ve become used to hearing in recent years. How millennials are the sensible generation. They’ve turned their…