When Will Interest Rates Rise?

When Will Interest Rates Rise?

For they surely will.... Inflation Report Recap. August 2013 - Forward guidance would use several indicators, mainly based upon unemployment, labour market, working hours and surveys of ‘spare capacity’  in companies. The degree of spare capacity would reflect upon any increase in Bank Rate. 18 additional indicators were added for degrees of space to the projections. [...]
Business Finance Junction – August 2014

Business Finance Junction – August 2014

Difficult to think about December in August however, Saturday 6 December is Small Business Saturday, the celebration day of ‘shop local’ and use independent-owned businesses, an initiative that promotes at all levels the support of small firms and have started their 100 countdown. Santander apparently had an issue with the ‘moral problem’  of the aptly [...]
Have Lenders Lost The Plot?

Have Lenders Lost The Plot?

There’s a lot of noise surrounding a proposed eighteen month enquiry, (similar to that made into the energy industry), towards the UK’s four largest banking groups known as the Big Four (Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and RBS). Apparently holding 77% of customer current accounts between them, they also hold the potential to face a competition investigation [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – July 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – July 2014

Stuck in a Rut? In the intervening years since I last viewed an end of year school report, things may have changed. Rarely containing a personal comment, they had to be scrutinised for hidden meanings to talk over on parent’s evening. Promises of trying harder were made for after the summer break... the fresh start of [...]