Money

How long, cold winters created the ‘mercantile capitalism’ of today

11 April 2019 22:21

At a dinner recently I was told the story of a Canadian billionaire (now defined in banking circles as someone…

Westminster’s Brexit obsession is the biggest danger for SMEs

11 April 2019 22:04

While the House of Commons increasingly becomes an echo chamber, thank goodness that outside of Westminster life continues for UK…

Best Buys: One year fixed rate business bonds

9 April 2019 18:35

Fixed rate business bonds can guarantee you a relatively high interest rate, as long as you are able to leave…

The myth of the Great British Brexit trade policy

9 April 2019 17:06

It makes almost no sense for the Brexit debacle to have come down to the issue of an ‘independent British…

What might a jockey earn from riding in tomorrow’s Grand National?

5 April 2019 11:42

This Saturday, 600 million viewers are expected to tune in to watch The Grand National. Horse racing is the second…

We could emerge from Brexit as a nation of born-again entrepreneurs – if we invest

4 April 2019 21:39

Siemens’ UK HQ happens to be in Manchester, where I was glad to find contrary evidence last week that all…

What MPs decide about Brexit is becoming irrelevant

3 April 2019 10:27

Maybe we will go for a Norway-Double Plus. Or A Canada-Minus. Or Common Market 2.0, or a WTO-Light, an EEA-Doubled,…

Best Buys: One year fixed-rate ISAs

2 April 2019 11:48

Fixed rate ISAs are a good way of making sure you have some cash put to one side for a…

What is Britain really good at these days?

29 March 2019 12:59

I invited you to suggest smaller companies that are ‘potential world-beaters’ for the next layer of stocks in our UK…

The real winner from ‘Brexodus’ will be New York

29 March 2019 12:21

How big is Brexodus — the flight of business and people from the City of London in parallel with our…

Would you be tempted by a 40-yr home loan? I know I would

26 March 2019 18:02

I remember it so well: the existential angst, the self-doubt, the bitter railing against intergenerational inequality, all of which preoccupied…

Best Buys: Easy access accounts without bonus

26 March 2019 17:27

If you have savings that you quite fancy putting away for a rainy day, but want to have access to…

Would the real St Patrick have appreciated the contemporary marketisation of his Saint’s day?

20 March 2019 12:11

St Patrick’s Day, on 17 March, is now regarded as a prime opportunity for Irish politicians to travel abroad on…

Best Buys: 0% introductory purchase rate credit cards

19 March 2019 15:30

A purchase credit card is often the cheapest way to borrow – but make sure you pay back what you’ve…

Martin Vander Weyer’s stock picks for the post-Brexit era

17 March 2019 15:34

The nation certainly needs optimism this week, so what better moment to start building our ‘UK Optimist Fund’ of shares…

Best Buys: Variable cash ISAs

14 March 2019 16:03

If you don’t want your money to be locked away for a set amount of time, or to make additional…

Top tips for when you’re learning to trade

14 March 2019 14:47

Trading the stock or forex markets can seem like a panacea for all your problems; you can set your own…

Best Buys: Remortgage rates

6 March 2019 16:46

Thinking of remortgaging your home, or perhaps a second property? Here are some of the best remortgage rates on the…

Investing: Why Brexit doesn’t matter and the unexpected impacts it may have on your investments

5 March 2019 10:45

The markets are volatile, well at least more volatile than they have been. The FTSE 100 index has already had…

Why zero deposit mortgages will make the gap between rich and poor worse

27 February 2019 11:17

A common opinion in today’s media is that millennials have it all – flexibility in jobs, a greater freedom to…

Best Buys: 0% introductory rate balance transfer credit cards

27 February 2019 11:09

0% Balance transfer credit cards can help you to save money by not charging interest, and allowing you to be…

In normal times, the government would be boasting of falling unemployment

22 February 2019 12:34

At any other time, news that Honda intends to close its Swindon plant in two years’ time with the loss…

It’s perverse to celebrate the cancellation of Amazon’s ‘HQ2’

22 February 2019 12:11

My hopes of an invite from Jeff Bezos to the opening of Amazon’s proposed but now cancelled ‘HQ2’ at Long…

Why the crackdown on cash makes me uneasy

21 February 2019 13:08

Banks are trying to change our ways. Our own recently wrote to tell us that it will no longer send…

Best Buys: Easy access accounts without bonus

19 February 2019 12:10

Most bank accounts on the market offer next-to-nothing in terms of interest, but some are better than others! Here are…