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Sajid Javid axed plans to help mortgage prisoners

Sajid Javid axed plans to help mortgage prisoners

Up to 140,000 British homeowners may have been trapped paying over the odds for their mortgages after the Treasury shelved plans to help them six years ago, it has emerged. A freedom of information request submitted to the Treasury by This is Money has revealed that plans were almost finalised in 2013 to help thousands of…
Five common digital marketing problems for the finance sector – and how to overcome them

Five common digital marketing problems for the finance sector – and...

When it comes to digital marketing for the finance sector, it’s a competitive world out there. You’re competing with everything from high street banks to aggregators such as MoneySupermarket. On top of that, you have the red tape around compliance and transparency, meaning there are restrictions and limitations to the kind of content you can…
A fintech startup founded by Palantir veterans envisions a one-tap mortgage

A fintech startup founded by Palantir veterans envisions a one-tap mortgage

Palantir Technologies is known for using big data to tackle tough problems like counter-terrorism analysis and measuring financial risk at mega banks. Since 2012, a group of veterans from the Silicon Valley company have taken on an equally daunting task: taking the misery out of the home mortgage process.The company they founded is called Blend,…
Readers respond to ‘Living in the shadow of a tax scandal’

Readers respond to ‘Living in the shadow of a tax scandal’

FT Money’s inbox has been overflowing with hundreds of emails, letters and tweets sent by people affected by the loan charge. A new measure that comes in from April, this will tax income from up to 20 years ago in one tax year, hitting 50,000 to 100,000 contractors. Those impacted say the measure is retrospective…
Weak margins drag on ‘safe’ Irish banks’ ambitions

Weak margins drag on ‘safe’ Irish banks’ ambitions

It was supposed to be the year when it all came together for Ireland’s banks, with the wind in their sales from a booming economy, newly privatised Allied Irish Banks at full throttle and dividends finding their way into the hands of patient shareholders.Instead, 2018 saw 30 per cent wiped off the market value of…
Online mortgage broker Mojo raises £7m

Online mortgage broker Mojo raises £7m

UK online mortgage broker Mojo Mortgages has raised £7 million in a Series A funding round joined by NVM Private Equity and Maven Capital Partners. Launched a year ago by industry veterans, Mojo Mortgages claims to have already helped nearly 50,000 people save £4 million in broker fees through its online platform, giving algorithm-powered recommendations.The…
Woman discovers online lover is fake after remortgaging her home to send him £30k

Woman discovers online lover is fake after remortgaging her home to...

It's high season for love - with online dating websites expected to rake in millions this week - but Brits are being warned to take extra care amid a rise in romance fraudsters. One woman told the Mirror she was left £25,000 out of pocket by her 'partner' over a nine month period during which…
Svenska Handelsbanken AB PUBL (SVNLF) Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Svenska Handelsbanken AB PUBL (SVNLF) Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call...

Svenska Handelsbanken AB PUBL (OTCPK:SVNLF) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call February 6, 2019 4:30 AM ET Company Participants Rolf Marquardt - CFO Lars Hoglund - Head of IR and Rating Conference Call Participants Jan Wolter - Credit Suisse Robin Rane - Kepler Cheuvreux Jacob Kruse - Autonomous Matti Ahokas - Danske Bank Adrian Cighi -…
Perry Anderson: Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Perry Anderson: Bolsonaro’s Brazil

The teratology of the contemporary political imagination – plentiful enough: Trump, Le Pen, Salvini, Orbán, Kaczyński, ogres galore – has acquired a new monster. Rising above the ruck, the president-elect of Brazil has extolled his country’s most notorious torturer; declared that its military dictatorship should have shot thirty thousand opponents; told a congresswoman she was…
Digital Securities Market Research 2019 by Kepler Finance

Digital Securities Market Research 2019 by Kepler Finance

IntroductionWith the breakneck speed at which the Blockchain industry continues to evolve, keeping up has never been more important. For most investors however, knowing what sources to trust in this respect is where difficulties arise.The Digital Securities market is about to become a big hit, though very little actionable information exists on it at this…

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