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If you’re the Queen of England and you have the right to do pretty much anything you want, you’d think you’d be able to dodge the credit crunch. Not so.

It seems the royal family’s bank Coutts is to cut 150 jobs among its UK workforce. The exclusive bank – which makes customers whose balances fall below 10,000 pay 150 – is owned by beleaguered RBS.

Mole wonders why Her Majesty doesn’t use her regal powers to sort the situation. Goodwin and Co? Off with their heads.


Lenders that make loss on homes may sue valuers

Lenders that make a loss selling properties after repossession could recover substantial damages from the valuers and solicitors who advised them on the purchases, says law firm Optima Legal.

It’s no fun working for Gordon

What a difference a year makes. Last year the Royal Bank of Scotland was one of the best places in the world to work. According to website Here Is The City, RBS employees were having the time of their lives, riding high at number 18 on the list.

Time to give affiliate marketing a try

A debate that always takes place when times are hard surrounds marketing – do you bin your marketing budget to cut costs, cut it, leave it as it is or even up it, which will keep your name in the public eye and, the argument goes, generate a slingshot effect when the market rebounds?

Can you put a hat on?

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant You might think the question in the title is a strange one. Perhaps even more so when you learn that it’s one of several asked as part of an assessment for Employment Support Allowance eligibility in the opening scenes of the 2016 film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Daniel is a carpenter […]


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