Finance in the News – w/c 08.11.21


Short summaries of recent articles we think you will find useful from some of the UK’s broadsheets.


The power of passive investing: time to relearn lessons
A million-dollar wager and an epic battle between an index tracker and a hedge fund.
£330bn bill to make UK homes energy efficient
Government targets minimum standards for households by 2035.
Why didn’t the Bank of England act on interest rates?
With forecasts of 5% inflation next year, rates should surely be on the rise.
UK lenders begin to raise mortgage rates despite BoE decision
Brokers act as the central bank is still predicted to bring in an increase of around 1 per cent by the end of 2022.
You need to work out your personal inflation rate
As prices rise, keep a closer eye on spending and on real income.
UK crypto derivatives ban fails to protect retail investors
Regulators need to take a more flexible approach.


Why going green will boost Shell and BP shares
The more the world turns to alternative fuels, the more in-demand gas and oil will become.
Seven ways to protect yourself from scams
While every scam is different — and some are more convincing than others — there are some tell-tale signs to watch out for to help protect yourself.
There’s still time to bag low mortgage rates despite hike
Even though lenders increased rates the best deals are better than they were six months ago.


‘I had a negative Covid test – but was sacked from my job’
Ask a Lawyer: a new job has ended badly – can legal action be taken?
Prices of London’s most expensive homes ‘to boom by 10% next year’
The return of international money to the capital is expected to reverse the underperformance of London’s property market.
The carbon crash is coming – here’s how to protect your stocks
New green rules could spell trouble for Britain’s stock market, but astute investors can still profit.


How to tackle debt: from mortgages to credit cards
There is help out there to ease your worries and put your finances on the right path.
Green mortgages: could your loan help make Britain greener?
Many of the UK’s biggest lenders now offer deals that reward buyers of energy efficient properties.

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