Mortgages: If It Wasn’t Hard Enough Already…

Following the 2008 financial crisis, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took a detailed look at the mortgage market with a view to address what has been seen in the past as irresponsible lending practices. As a result, on the 26th…

One To Watch – Sony

SONY announced plans this week to enter into a Joint Venture with Shanghai Oriental Pearl, a Chinese State owned media company to facilitate the manufacturing and selling of the PS4 to a fraction of 1.3bn potential new consumers. I know…

ECB Rate Decision & Impacts

Last Thursday the European Central Bank announced rate cuts as expected to the deposit and refinancing rates within the Eurozone area. The deposit rate is particularly interesting. At -10bps banks now have to pay a small fee to store their…

Iraq & The Economy

Over 1000 people have been killed due to the wide-spread violence which has erupted in Iraq in the month of June. Also, around the same number of people were seriously injured due to the unfortunate events which have plagued the…

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