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Did the Tories mean to ban all leaseholds in their manifesto?

Even if It was a promise made in error, a comprehensive leasehold ban would bring us up to speed with other countries

4 Dec 2019

A US-UK free trade agreement will bring benefits on both sides of the Atlantic

Drugs, food, drink, fashion and media will all benefit from a US-UK trade deal

28 Nov 2019

What does our growing appetite for veganism mean for the markets?

The popularity of meat-free products is changing the food industry, says Robert Jackman

28 Nov 2019

Labour’s ‘Warm Homes For All’ scheme is a load of hot air

‘Green crap’ was David Cameron’s memorable verdict on his own government’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of UK homes,…

28 Nov 2019

‘Fire’ may let you retire early, but it’s a miserable way to live

With four cats and two children to feed, I’m not very Fire. But then I am not sure I want…

28 Nov 2019

Why we shouldn’t be forced to go cash free

Electronic payments make us more vulnerable to system failures and consumers are easier to track

20 Nov 2019

Are we really in the middle of a property market crash?

The slump in West London house prices is not necessarily indicative of the rest of the UK

7 Nov 2019

How to protect your investments from a Corbyn victory

The odds may only be 9-1 but we should all be hedging against a Corbyn win

31 Oct 2019

What will happen to markets if a Brexit deal is passed?

Any notion of a Brexit bounce has to be weighed against the backdrop of a deteriorating global economy

23 Oct 2019

Help to buy ISAs have done more harm than good

Help to buy ISAs are soon coming to an end but who have they really benefitted?

17 Oct 2019

Is Brexit making homes more affordable?

Brexit is being blamed for many things but a fall in house price inflation should be welcomed

8 Oct 2019

Foreign takeover bids prove Brexit Britain is flourishing

A political system in meltdown and the threat of a Corbyn government should have made investors fearful. But they haven’t

3 Oct 2019

Ground zero: Are negative interest rates the key to unlocking investment?

Some people are hoarding cash – but it won’t appeal to everyone

3 Oct 2019

All of us – however financially savvy – are at risk of being scammed

Being the victim of crime in the digital age is nothing if not an equal opportunity experience

3 Oct 2019

Should the Neil Woodford saga make us afraid of investment trusts?

Like crochet bikinis and tie-dye dresses, things that were trendy decades ago can become popular again. That seems to be…

3 Oct 2019

Could ‘helicopter money’ prevent a downturn?

Deutsche Bank has suggested putting free cash into the hands of consumers but, as with quantitative easing, there are risks

2 Oct 2019

How parents will sidestep Labour’s private school tax

Labour has neglected to address the biggest inequality of them all: the school catchment area

24 Sep 2019

Forget the Brexit scaremongering: wages are on the rise

The drop in inflation and the rise in wages is good news for the economy

19 Sep 2019

WeWork’s fall from grace shows why markets get it wrong

Take two property companies, both involved in the same business: renting office buildings, carving them up into smaller spaces and…

13 Sep 2019

Should salaries be paid on-demand?

On-demand salaries give employees greater control over when they’re paid but this freedom may well come at a cost

9 Sep 2019

Is mobile banking app Monzo too good to be true?

Londoners have fallen in love with trendy Monzo but can it expand beyond everyday banking?

19 Aug 2019

Is a change of prime minister good for the markets?

If Boris Johnson’s premiership follows recent historical trends, it should boost the markets

24 Jul 2019

Could our love of quick credit come back to haunt us?

There’s a cost to our increasingly credit dependent lives and lenders are taking full advantage

24 Jul 2019

Labour’s leasehold plans won’t help modest earners

For all his socialist talk, Corbyn has a habit of announcing policies that will benefit the rich. His leasehold reforms are no exception

9 Jul 2019

The tragic court case that reveals why you must make a will

If ever there was a tale that should remind you of the advantages of drawing up a will it is…

27 Jun 2019