Undiscovered Upset

I read another story. In this one, I learnt that some States in the U.S. allegedly still use jail as a method for some types of unpaid debts - unpaid medical bills, student loans and (in this case) the Vet bill can all get you handcuffed, and a mugshot taken. The stories from the report, [...]

Lending Criteria Changes For BTL Landlords

The PRA (Prudential Regulation Authority) has introduced changes for lenders, lending for portfolio landlords with four or more BTL properties, which will add to ‘stress testing’. In situ from 1st October 2017, one of the the main considerations to be assessed is the ability to service future interest rate rises. Generally, products could remain accessible [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – April 2013

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – April 2013

App for Business - One Direction Aimed towards those who are too under pressure or routinely protective (I don’t need anyone telling me how my business is doing) to not monitor their own pressure points, I’d guess that if there was an App for smaller businesses to reassure themselves of motivation levels.... it might not [...]
November 2011 Noteworthy News

November 2011 Noteworthy News

The average private sector pay award given to employees of 2.6% is half the most recent inflation figure, Income Data Services has shown, whilst a snapshot of FTSE 100 Directors showed a 42% rise as average rising to 49% when adding in other Directors. Any spending bonuses on homes abroad should be aware of  a [...]
August 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

August 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Practice 1-2-3 : The Business Standard All too often areas, even within the smallest of businesses, having potential for performance and growth are overlooked because standard good practice isn’t backed up with standard practice procedures. It doesn’t matter if it’s the economy, or hours of sunshine giving out a dip, drop, decline or rise, managing [...]