Old MacDonald.......E, I, E, I, Owe You A big welcome to all of you who are new recipients of our newsletter and thank you to all of those who have given feedback - we always appreciate honesty. Old MacDonald had a farm... and on that farm he had a variety of hens. Some [...]
On Monday 30th March the BBC present their first online pitch in the Online Den, the web version of Dragons’ Den. Aspiring entrepreneurs will have the chance to secure up to £50,000 worth of investment. Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis are also experiencing a change in one of their business’.
Interest rates cut to 0.5% and quantative easing two weeks old, yet according to the CML any ‘meaningful revival’ in mortgage lending is unrealistic in the foreseeable future. Umm.... Aaah.... With lots of Umming and Aahing, one of the main problems is determining the real value of a home or business in a falling market. [...]
Financial Institutions’ ‘Stress Test’ is unlike a test of stress for the majority of us. Credit Scoring, central to the lending process, can be a test of stress for us all. It can be stressful for Financial Institutions finding, altering and adapting credit scoring models and deciding whether to use people or computers. It can [...]
When the curtain was removed, the Wizard from Oz was revealed to be an ordinary person. A charade was exposed - The wizard was found out as a con-man and fraudster, but what, as so many believe, were the hidden symbols? The celebrated Wall Street investor, Madoff, aroused little suspicion with his investment strategies and it [...]
How dangerous is cliche? For example, the stereotypical teenager is moody and unapproachable, think of Bill Gates when he was in his teens locked away with his computer. Young people have energy, drive and talent - but usually not money. They are a mirror of culture and demonstrate that in the most refreshing and creative ways, [...]