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Property buyers are seeking value for money as they spend an average of £1.2m to buy property in bulk rather than as a single investment. Such property packages come with an average of 6.4 bedrooms, at £196,000 per bedroom. This offers an average yield of 2.9% on these ready-made portfolios, research by specialist property lender Octane Capital, [...]
888’s revenue and profit fell in the second quarter as it completed the acquisition of betting company William Hill. The betting and gaming company suffered a 13 per cent revenue decline to £332.1m from £380.9m in the first quarter of last year. Stricter gambling laws in the UK and the closure of the Netherlands led [...]
Over 90 per cent of Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs) in the UK would not recommend crypto investments to clients. Following the recent crypto crash that saw prices of major cryptocurrencies plunge, 93 per cent of IFAs say they would not advise clients to invest in crypto, research by strategic insight firm Opinium found. The “crypto [...]
Covid-19’s challenges for the industry are still being felt as Petrofac reported declining revenue in the first half of 2022 at $1.2bn (£0.98), a drop from the $1.6bn (£1.3bn) in the same period last year. The energy services company’s net loss was at $14m (£11.4) with EBIT at $2m (£1.6m), a contrast from the $49m [...]
Antofagasta’s revenue dropped 30 per cent to $2.5bn (£2.05bn) in the first half of 2022 as market volatility led to lower copper prices and sales while a drought persisted in Chile. The Chilean mining company reported profit before tax at $680m (£557m), a $1.1bn (£0.9bn) decline from a year before with EBITDA 47.5 per cent [...]
Crypto giant Coinbase lost $1.1bn ($0.9bn) in the second quarter of the year as revenue dropped declined during the crypto crash. $446mn (£365m) of this loss was due to an impairment charge on the exchange’s crypto and venture investments as the “crypto winter” led to plummeting cryptocurrency prices and caused widespread losses across the industry. [...]
Data breaches driven by identity theft have been costing the UK near £4bn every year for almost a decade as fraud in the country rises. Over 28m data breaches have occurred every year since 2013 at a cost of £3.7bn per year, with more than 140m files compromised, data by ID verification checks provider Credas [...]
Royal Mail said it would be “materially loss-making” for the financial year 2022-2023 if its employees go ahead with planned strike action. More than 115,000 Royal Mail postal workers are set to strike for four days in a dispute over pay, with the Communication Workers Union (CWU), which represents the workers, announcing that 24-hour walkouts [...]
London insurance company Prudential today said it had suffered steep losses from its Hong Kong business due to China’s zero-Covid policy. The Asian focused insurer said profits from underwriting new policies fell 31 per cent in Hong Kong and four per cent in Mainland China. Covid restrictions in Prudential’s other cornerstone markets – Indonesia, Malaysia, [...]
Three in four British workers want hybrid work to cope with the cost of living crisis gripping the country. Employees want their employers to offer flexible hybrid working as inflation surges to record levels of 9.4 per cent in the country, a survey by hiring software company Greenhouse found today. As the cost of essentials [...]
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