Tesco and Marks & Spencer are the latest supermarkets to announce plans to target the mortgage market. But will they manage to persuade customers that home loans can sit alongside a weekly shop? And will they be able to offer competitive rates? Natalie Thomas reports
Chef Gordon Ramsay had to make a dramatic exit from a recent celebrity football match after a particularly nasty tackle by an opponent.
Gross mortgage lending of £12.2bn in May was 24% up on April’s £9.9bn, taking this year’s gross lending so far up to £55.7bn. The industry is widely expected to lend £130bn this year, which would mean gross lending would have to offer about £10.6bn a month for the rest of the year. Bob Pannell, chief […]
Three Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee members, including Bank governor Sir Mervyn King, voted to boost the quantitative easing programme by £50bn at June’s meeting. Sir Mervyn, David Miles and Adam Posen all wanted to increase the size of the asset purchase programme by £50bn to £375bn. Paul Fisher preferred to increase it by […]
Jelf Employee Benefits assesses the areas that employers should be aware of when considering operating in Sierra Leone, including healthcare access, delivery and insurance provisions. This report draws on various sources to highlight specific considerations for this emerging jewel in West Africa.