Managing your festive Finance

Managing your festive Finance

 28% of consumers who responded to a consumer confidence survey in September 2017, said they felt that they were worse off than they were a year ago.    In the current climate of austerity, it’s not surprising that people feel they have less spare cash. As the festive season approaches,...

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Bitcoin: Stick or Switch?

Bitcoin: Stick or Switch?

Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan’s outspoken CEO, sent shockwaves through the cryptocurrency community earlier this month when he denounced bitcoin as “stupid’ and a “fraud” after the currency lost 25% of its value this month. The comments were made at an investor conference in New York, where the 61-year-old proceeded to...

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John D Wood & Co. completes merger with Faron Sutaria

John D Wood & Co. completes merger with Faron Sutaria

  John D Wood & Co., has completed its merger with Faron Sutaria, the London estate agency established over 40 years ago in Notting Hill.  The merger of these two highly regarded property businesses, announced in August 2016, expands John D Wood & Co.’s London network of offices by a...

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Lisburn Castlereagh at Westminster: Championing Northern Ireland

Lisburn Castlereagh at Westminster: Championing Northern Ireland

One of the largest delegations of Northern Ireland business leaders travelled to London to develop trade links and promote inward investment at the annual Lisburn Castlereagh at Westminster event that took place in the prestigious surroundings of the Palace of Westminster. The event, hosted by the pioneering Lisburn & Castlereagh...

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Europe’s biggest stock exchange merger on verge of collapse

Europe’s biggest stock exchange merger on verge of collapse

A year of negotiations towards a merger of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt’s Stock Exchange, is on the brink of collapse. The LSE has refused to allow Deutsche Börse to add new terms to the £21 billion deal following the Brexit vote amid an increasingly tense...

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London crowned ‘most influential’ city by Colliers International

London crowned ‘most influential’ city by Colliers International

London takes over New York’s to be crown the world’s ‘most influential’ city by international commercial estate agent, Colliers International despite projections that its status would be damaged by the Brexit vote. Alongside Paris, London is the most attractive for businesses where looking at talent, cost and location which are all...

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Pressure on stock exchange to recognise climate change risk

Pressure on stock exchange to recognise climate change risk

There has been mounting pressure on the financial sector to recognise and factor climate change risk into investment ratings in a move that would monetise the impact of climate change, encourage corporate environmental responsibility and safeguard the global economy against destabilising climate-related issues. Organisations like CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure...

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Germany posts 6.2 billion euro surplus in 2016

Germany posts 6.2 billion euro surplus in 2016

On 12th of January Germany’s government posted a budget surplus of 6.2 billion euros, explained by a strong economy and low borrowing costs. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said the surplus can be used to pay back existing Government loans. The government is debating Schauble’s proposal against raising public investment, as...

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The EU Referendum – A Huge Gamble

Gina Miller – Businesswomen, philanthropist, and mother   Mr. Cameron has promised to hold a referendum vote on the EU by the end of 2017. But there is already an air of fantasy and irresponsibility surrounding the debate. The referendum vote is so important that we must not play political...

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Buy to Let – don’t risk becoming a victim of mortgage fraud

Buy to Let – don’t risk becoming a victim of mortgage fraud

A defendant was jailed earlier in July for stealing the identities of landlords and attempting to take out mortgages in their names.  This is technically known as ‘Property Title Fraud’ and the fraudster takes out the mortgage against the landlord’s property title, pockets the money and leaves the landlord (the...

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