The UK mortgage market picked up in April and the cooling buy to let sector appears to be seeing somewhat of a halt in its decline, according to the latest mortgage industry figures. There were 27,370 new first time buyer mortgages completed in April 2019, which is up some 8%...
UK homeowner and mortgage borrowers are shocked with news that the Tesco Bank Mortgage Book is to be sold off and that the lender will be pulling out of the UK mortgage market, blaming “challenging market conditions”. The news from Tesco Bank emerged just as rival lender Nationwide Building...
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has spoken out in frustration calling for those advising beleaguered Debenhams to be held to justice after bondholders have cleared the way for a restructuring deal which would likely see shareholders' stakes wiped out. "If there were any justice in the world the majority of...
Whilst most consumers are aware that some Amazon fake reviews are part of the course of buying online via Amazon, the sheer scale of Amazon fake reviews may shock even the most skeptical of consumers. News has emerged that c, a US company is on the receiving end of action...
The business review site Trustpilot is making it easier for the public to detect when companies try to suppress complaints posted to its platform. Whilst companies should be allowed to tackle deliberately false or misleading negative reviews there were fears that some companies have been manipulating their online reviews to...
A NYC federal judge on has just blocked a recent New York City law that intended to crack down on Airbnb and the rise of AirBnb Entrepreneurs and other online home-sharing sites. NYC city officials say have essentially AirBnb type rentals have turned residential apartments into illegal hotels and have aggravated...
Ever wondered what social media influencer marketing is? Would you buy a pair of shoes because someone you have never met on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram said they were great? Would you choose a new phone or pick out your next car based on the recommendations of a top YouTuber? If...
Up to 80% of financial claims management firms (CMCs) could disappear as regulation of the sector is stepped up, their trade body has warned. These claims management businesses take on applications for road traffic accidents, injuries in the workplace, medical negligence and of late, financial compensation - often for mis-sold...
A Credit Suisse analyst predicted leaving EU would cause snap recession that would drastically hit share and house prices and knock up to 2% off GDP. That was the news some 3 years ago. Then according to Andrew Garthwaite, global head of equity strategy at Credit Suisse, who said "There’s no appetite...
Aviva has published its most notable claims from 2018 and some of which may well win the award for the UK's weirdest insurance claims. Last year Aviva paid out some fairly insurance claims for waxwork replicas of Justin Bieber and Ben Affleck to be repaired a thieving monkey...