Will Boris Johnson get his Brexit deal through Parliament? Live market reaction

Posted on: Fri, 18/10/2019 - 12:06

There was mixed reaction in U.K. markets to news that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, have agreed a Brexit deal. Johnson needs to...

How To Be Mindful With Money

Posted on: Thu, 17/10/2019 - 16:33

Financial Conduct Authority takes wind out of peer-to-peer lending’s sails

Posted on: Mon, 07/10/2019 - 13:10

The City regulator has threatened a tougher approach to lending platforms if the industry does not clean up its act The withering tone of a recent seven-page letter from the City regulator to bosses...

1 in 5 Samaritans calls due to 'extreme financial distress'

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2019 - 11:31

One-in-five calls made to the Samaritans concerns ‘extreme financial distress’. The work the Samaritans do and the sort of calls their listeners receive makes their statistic a scary one. Personal...

FCA warning on peer-to-peer lending

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2019 - 11:25

Just days after Times Money warned about this novel form of investing, the Financial Conduct Authority threatens to act Campaigners are warning of potential disaster for people who have put money...

FCA tells peer-to-peer lenders “act now” or face crackdown

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2019 - 11:13

Some 65 peer-to-peer lending platforms have received a letter from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) warning them to “act now” to clean up poor practice or face a “strong and rapid” crackdown,...

We find out how the council is responding to Brexit's impact on the city

Posted on: Tue, 24/09/2019 - 10:04

Two reports tabled to councillors in the last week suggest the breakneck pace of developments in Manchester seen in recent years is easing off. Brexit was cited as a key factor that could pose a '...

Poverty Stricken Britain Research Explores the Heavy Impact of Poverty on People in the North West

Posted on: Fri, 13/09/2019 - 10:37

Recent research has shown that a fifth of people in the North West have experienced issues with their mental and physical health as a result of financial stress. The study, conducted by loan...

Investor Woodford sells £30m stake in NSF to Alchemy

Posted on: Fri, 06/09/2019 - 12:45

Investor Neil Woodford has sold a £30m chunk of his stake in doorstep lender Non-Standard Finance (NSF) to a fund run by private equity firm Alchemy Partners. Woodford has sold around 19 percent of...