finance

A look at Metro Bank and the UK banking industry

Nathan Bell

Metro Bank is the new kid on a UK retail banking scene plagued with customers fed up by lousy treatment from the largely unchallenged oligopoly of Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland. We take a look into why Metro is great and the industry it operates in. Show More

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May Market Commentary

Jonathan Rochford

Another month of small gains in equities and credit, whilst commodities continued to fall back. Equities were up in Japan (2.4%), China (1.5%) and the US (1.2%) with Europe pretty much flat (-0.1%). Australian equities (-3.4%) were the standout loser. High yield and investment grade credit in the US and... Show More

February Market Commentary: The Only Way is Up?

Jonathan Rochford

February brought more gains for risk assets and safe haven assets. Equities rose in all major jurisdictions including the US (3.7%), Europe (2.8%), China (1.9%), Australia (1.6%) and Japan (0.4%). Credit made gains across high yield, emerging markets and investment grade. Commodities were mixed with iron ore (9.6%), gold (3.1%)... Show More

Why HSBC is not the horse you want to bet on: Saxo Bank's Peter Garnry VIDEO: HSBC has been trending downwards over the past two years with highly volatile...

Saxo Capital Markets Australia

Why HSBC is not the horse you want to bet on: Saxo Bank's Peter Garnry VIDEO: HSBC has been trending downwards over the past two years with highly volatile performance, and Saxo Bank Head of Equity Strategy Peter Garnry is worried. HSBC posted results earlier this week, announcing a large... Show More

The Economist gave the best read of the Easter break: 5 Slumps That Shaped Modern Finance: At its core, finance does just two simple things

Livewire News

The Economist gave the best read of the Easter break: 5 Slumps That Shaped Modern Finance: At its core, finance does just two simple things. It can act as an economic time machine, helping savers transport today's surplus income into the future, or giving borrowers access to future earnings now.... Show More