Chris Gilchrist: Buy now while stocks last

Listed equity is shrinking, reducing opportunities for investors Since early 1998, more equity has been withdrawn than added to the US stockmarket each year, while there has been a vast rise in corporate debt. US companies have shrunk their equity through large-scale buy-backs (about to be given another boost by the Trump administration’s favourable tax […]


FCA finds ‘significant concerns’ with advice over second charge mortgages

The FCA has criticised poor lending practices in the second charge market, including poor affordability checks and firms breaking key conduct rules. The FCA made the statements in a ‘dear CEO’ open letter to all second charge lender executives today. The letter follows the regulator’s review of second charge lenders, started last year and revealed by Money […]

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The politics of healthcare

Healthcare is already one of the key battlefields in May’s general election, with each of the main parties committing to deliver improvements to the NHS and public health.


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