Business Finance Junction – June 2014

Business Finance Junction – June 2014

Data from ONS show that illegal drugs and prostitution contribute around £10bn a year to the British economy.  For the first time statisticians are measuring the value of the drug-dealing and sex work – apparently about  "the same contribution as farming  - and only slightly less than book and newspaper publishers added together" or accommodation [...]
Pitching Goals

Pitching Goals

He’d said, at the World Economic Forum,  “Once goal setting is done, the Central Bank needs to be more determined toward output and there must a better understanding with set goals and the tolerance level of banking operations" and being in a bad - but improving - place is, according to Mark Carney, Governor of the [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – May 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – May 2014

A Tale of Discrepancy and Discretionary Tarting ‘Ehghaahg uhmajeddth ohtkchgh mghigh emmmhgh’. Nope, I wouldn’t get that either! But my dentist’s brain seems to have adapted to most of his customers, at some point, sounding as though they’re in a cardboard box full of cotton wool.  Open-wide mouths, some filled with metal probes, he knows [...]
Business Finance Junction – May 2014

Business Finance Junction – May 2014

A national estate agency report expects price rises across the country for residential property of 5.5% in 2015, which would overtake the predictions for London, with a median house price for England and Wales seeing a `4.2% increase to £186,000 compared to Q1 2013’  There has also been a recent increase in the people outside [...]
I Can’t Believe You Said That!

I Can’t Believe You Said That!

"What’s that all about?" said (yet another) incredulous business bank customer who was shocked at the disappearance of their bank manager’s discretionary aura. We all know the routine: Effective funder relationships are the way to go. But, lenders have been on a diet, and if they’re on a diet the sweet jar doesn’t get opened for [...]