Money

The Gillette advert has more to do with market control than #MeToo

16 January 2019 15:50

For those looking to an antidote to Gillette’s painful ‘The Best a Man Can Be’ advert I highly recommend browsing…

Theresa May moves the market

15 January 2019 21:39

After suffering what could be the largest Commons defeat in over a hundred years – far surpassing anyone’s expectations, it’s…

Gillette and the rise of woke capitalism

15 January 2019 16:31

The politicisation of consumer products is one of the weirder developments of recent years. First, Oreos came out in support…

Has the single currency proved its worth?

15 January 2019 16:22

Against a background of drooping eurozone growth (the consensus forecast is 1.6 per cent this year) I met no one…

Best Buys: One year fixed rate bonds

15 January 2019 14:35

A fixed rate bond can earn you more interest than a notice or easy access savings account, but it does…

What might Brexit mean for the fight against money laundering?

14 January 2019 18:08

Looking at the past year, it’s evident that 2018 saw some incredibly high-profile cases of money laundering. For offenders to…

China’s obsession with Taiwan is nothing to do with money

14 January 2019 14:10

Does President Xi’s first address of the new year spell trouble for Taiwan? In a 30 minute speech on Taiwan, Xi…

The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World’s Richest Man

11 January 2019 14:19

Whenever I find myself visiting some great historic house, I always like to break off from gawping at tapestries to…

RBS are doling out £775 million to their competitors. This is a genius move

9 January 2019 16:44

The European Commission likes playing hard ball. Back in 2009 it decided that a bloated RBS had to sell off…

Factcheck: is UK aid being spent on politicians in Bangladesh?

9 January 2019 15:47

Britain’s foreign aid department was on the defensive this week, following a Mail on Sunday article casting scorn on the…

Why economics is anthropologically tone-deaf

8 January 2019 12:01

It has become commonplace for news reports to refer to almost any civic unrest, or even unusual patterns of voting,…

Best Buys: Two-year fixed rate mortgages

8 January 2019 10:38

If you’re looking to buy a property in the New Year, this week’s Best Buys – of two-year fixed rate…

Will there ever be an end to Venezuela’s misery?

20 December 2018 18:31

Venezuelans are preparing for a difficult Christmas – the worst of recent times. The middle-class families I have spoken to…

Satisfied clients or hefty fees – what really makes mortgage brokers tick?

14 December 2018 14:11

There’s something really safe and reassuring about the saying ‘same old, same old’. And while we may live in volatile…

Best Buys: Unsecured personal loans

14 December 2018 14:09

Personal loans, or unsecured loans, allow you borrow a sum of money and pay it back over a set time…

The myth of the Brexit cliff edge

14 December 2018 12:06

The ports will be clogged up with lorries. The shelves at Tesco will be empty. Doctors will be rationing antibiotics,…

The terrifying prospect of a Corbyn-led government

9 December 2018 8:08

Hats off to Ross Clark for his timely highlighting of the perils of a Corbyn-led government. For those who remember…

Are we heading for a recession? If so, don’t just blame Brexit

5 December 2018 12:55

So will those Remainers seemingly hoping for a Brexit-related recession get what they want after all? This morning Purchasing Managers’…

Best Buys: Two year fixed-rate bonds

4 December 2018 17:42

Fixed rate bonds can allow you to earn interest at a set rate for a certain amount of time. Here…

How do we ensure women aren’t penalised for becoming parents?

30 November 2018 14:09

There’s a moment of realisation that comes to all parent’s post-baby: the flash back to those thoughts we all have…

Philip Hammond has exposed the problem with the Treasury’s Brexit forecast

28 November 2018 11:41

It is the decimal point which really gets me. If we have a ‘no deal’ Brexit, according to Treasury forecasters,…

Best Buys: Regular savings accounts

27 November 2018 16:43

Regular savings accounts mean you have to commit to paying in a certain amount every of month – but they…

Remaining in the EU would come at a big price for Britain

27 November 2018 13:23

We’re familiar with the warnings about the cost of Brexit. The ‘People’s Vote’ campaign released an estimate yesterday suggesting that Theresa…

Why the Treasury’s Brexit forecasts will be almost irrelevant

26 November 2018 20:08

The publication by the Treasury of its forecasts of the economic impact of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, versus no-deal and…

Dear Mary’s money matters

22 November 2018 22:05

Dear Mary answers some of your financial dilemmas: Q. A friend’s niece who got her first job last year and…