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Out of Context: “My Nan never liked Stannah stair lifts – they drove her up the wall.”

“My Nan never liked Stannah stair lifts – they drove her up the wall.”

A J Bell’s Mike Morrison impresses an MM hack with his favourite pensions-based gag. 

“I can’t believe there are still so many people working here after 5.30.”

Novia boss Bill Vasilieff finds MM hacks to be surprisingly hard-working on a visit to Centaur Media HQ, home of the Wells Street Journal.

“I’ve got to go, I’ve got my dogs and they’re trying to hang on…”

Annuity Line head of business development Billy Burrows leaves an MM hack confused when he hangs up after a mysterious dog-related incident. 



Indian banking giant eyes UK mortgage market

One of the largest private banks in India is eyeing a launch into the UK buy-to-let market. Axis Bank already has one branch in the UK, based in the City of London, and offers savings accounts, life insurance and investments. The bank says it is evaluating a launch but that there is no firm launch […]


Gadget of the fortnight: Dashlane

One way to take better control of your password security is to have dedicated software to manage it.  I have been using Dashlane for this purpose for over a year and it makes managing a large number of secure passwords far easier. It lets you control passwords and the use of credit cards online through a central password, with […]


Robert Reid: Small firms won’t escape hospitality crackdown

As we look forward to summer, this year, many people will find themselves bereft of invitations to all variety of sports and other events and this is no bad thing. The use of inducements had got out of hand, to the point where payments were frankly obscene and did not seem to be supported by […]


Ed Miliband pledges buy-to-let rent cap

Labour leader Ed Miliband will today pledge to cap rents and introduce three-year rents in a bid to create stability for landlords and tenants. Speaking at the launch of Labour’s local and European election campaign in Redbridge later today, Miliband will renew his promise to build 200,000 new homes if elected in May next year. […]

A guide to automatic re-enrolment

Since the introduction of auto-enrolment in 2012, it has been a popular topic in the press. Recent media focus has been geared towards small and micro employers; however attention is set to return to the UK’s largest businesses as they prepare for re-enrolment. Johnson Fleming has produced a useful guide that provides essential information to help you […]


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