Viva Savings!

The prophesised ongoing dominance of the Spanish football team after its World Cup triumph this week is being cleverly mirrored by Spanish financial giant Santander – at least in the …

Whisky Pensions

Alcohol may damage the brain but a few smart people at Diageo (the world’s largest premium drinks company) with a few brain cells between them have devised a novel way …

Maison d’Etre

One hundred and twenty five years since it first opened a store in London, the luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton has returned with an audacious new shop – or maison …

Hoop Jumping

Britain’s financial advisers are becoming a little cheesed off at the latest so-called crusade by regulators to make the industry a safer place for consumers to venture. Advisers will be …

Suspension Spills Trouble

The suspension of the next three quarterly dividend payments from BP has suddenly alerted many to the issue of concentration risk, or the high proportion of dividend income that comes …

Golden Eggs?

UK public sector pensions are being used to beat the electorate’s austerity expectations into line ahead of next Tuesday’s emergency budget by the new Con-Lib coalition Government. The newly formed …

Tall Poppies

The market’s Euro-scepticism led gyrations were only mirrored in the UK last week by the polarity of extra-curricular activities attended by some of those working in UK financial services. On …

Please Wait

When it comes to banking and insurance, service appears to be polarised in the UK. Small numbers of financial companies are delivering really great service to customers, while a large …

A Fine Day

The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) may live to fine another day despite being lined up for the chop before the election. The Tories had planned to hand over banking …

Pension Cuts

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But in the UK, pension cuts could soon join that list of certainties as the Government …

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