Ruth Sunderland

All banking should be ethical, all of the time

26 June 2017 10:02

The Co-operative Bank, an ethical lender based in Manchester, has extraordinarily loyal customers. Why, you might wonder, is having loyal…

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…

The Bank of Mum and Dad: should parents lend money to their adult children?

15 May 2017 11:11

I don’t normally glean insights for my personal finance columns from police dramas on TV, honest. Recently, though, I caught…

The joy of dividends

10 April 2017 10:28

There was no shortage of momentous events in 1997. It was 20 years ago that Tony Blair was elected Prime Minister…

The importance of financial independence: don’t rely on a man

22 February 2017 10:40

‘Never give up your career for a man.’ These words of my mother’s rang in my ears throughout girlhood, adolescence…

Rein in excessive executive pay before it’s too late

22 December 2016 12:25

For anyone old enough to remember the 70s, the strikes that have broken out in the past few weeks are…

Banks are doing too little, too late to combat online fraud

6 December 2016 12:32

If the movie Bonnie and Clyde with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway is on TV again this Christmas, it might…

How to understand the human side of a financial crisis: read a book

6 October 2016 11:12

One of the occupational pleasures, and occasional hazards, of being a financial journalist is the need to keep up with…

Cheer up, you’re better off than you think

26 August 2016 10:22

‘I’m not loaded, I’m just ordinary,’ protested a wealthy friend of mine, when another chum teased him about his money.…