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HBOS lost control

Watching the BBC’s Money Programme, they have just started a six-part series about the Credit Crash on Thursday nights.  The first episode focused upon HBOS and their issues.  Fascinating programme that included an interview with Paul Moore, the Group Head of Risk for HBOS from …

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Barclays billions

I spent a lot of time talking about Barclays Bank yesterday, and the fact that they have not taken the government’s offer of recapitalisation support, unlike RBS, HBOS and Lloyds TSB. This is an unusual move, and everyone wondered what trick they held up their …

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Barclays billions

I spent a lot of time talking about Barclays Bank yesterday, and the fact that they have not taken the government’s offer of recapitalisation support, unlike RBS, HBOS and Lloyds TSB. This is an unusual move, and everyone wondered what trick they held up their …

Read More »

Barclays billions

I spent a lot of time talking about Barclays Bank yesterday, and the fact that they have not taken the government’s offer of recapitalisation support, unlike RBS, HBOS and Lloyds TSB. This is an unusual move, and everyone wondered what trick they held up their …

Read More »

Barclays billions

I spent a lot of time talking about Barclays Bank yesterday, and the fact that they have not taken the government’s offer of recapitalisation support, unlike RBS, HBOS and Lloyds TSB. This is an unusual move, and everyone wondered what trick they held up their …

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Great advert for Contactless

I don’t normally rave about bank adverts but there have been some good ones lately, particularly those from the card firms for contactless cards.  The last one that stood out was the Visa ad, and now Barclaycard have produced a great one: Wouldn’t we all …

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The Financial Instability Report

The Bank of England (“the Bank”) released their Financial Stability Report today … or should we rename this the Financial Instability Report as that’s what we’ve seen for the last few months. The Report reviews the UK banking system every six months and started back …

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The Financial Instability Report

The Bank of England (“the Bank”) released their Financial Stability Report today … or should we rename this the Financial Instability Report as that’s what we’ve seen for the last few months. The Report reviews the UK banking system every six months and started back …

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The Financial Instability Report

The Bank of England (“the Bank”) released their Financial Stability Report today … or should we rename this the Financial Instability Report as that’s what we’ve seen for the last few months. The Report reviews the UK banking system every six months and started back …

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The best internet hoaxes ever

Thanks to Information Week for pointing out the top internet hoaxes of all time. First, is the discovery of BigFoot.  Yep, a dead Sasquatch was found in Georgia.  The movie proves it: Then there’s Snowball, the mutant cat: and there’s the last tourist to enjoy …

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The best internet hoaxes ever

Thanks to Information Week for pointing out the top internet hoaxes of all time. First, is the discovery of BigFoot.  Yep, a dead Sasquatch was found in Georgia.  The movie proves it: Then there’s Snowball, the mutant cat: and there’s the last tourist to enjoy …

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Let’s all move to Canada

The World Economic Forum (WEF) released their Global Competitiveness Report last week.  Compiled by Michael Porter of Harvard University and Klaus Schwab of the WEF, it clearly shows the impact of the last year’s market turbulence.   In the preface, Klaus Schwab sums up the …

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Let’s all move to Canada

The World Economic Forum (WEF) released their Global Competitiveness Report last week.  Compiled by Michael Porter of Harvard University and Klaus Schwab of the WEF, it clearly shows the impact of the last year’s market turbulence.   In the preface, Klaus Schwab sums up the …

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