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Going back more than a decade, in the summer of 2012, HSBC was fined $1.9bn for inadequate compliance and anti-money laundering control processes. The banking giant was found guilty of providing money laundering services to drug cartels as well as terrorist groups in the Middle East. Ten years on, money laundering is still a serious problem. Less [...]
Pembrokeshire Mortgage Centre Limited (PMC), trading as County Financial Consultants, has been fined nearly £2.4 million for unsuitable advice to consumers to transfer out of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) and other pension schemes, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said. PMC advised 420 consumers, nearly two-thirds of whom were BSPS members, on whether to [...]
London watch dealer Raj Jain has an interesting backstory, having bought and sold rare, antique and luxury watches in both the UK and Mumbai since the 1980s. An industry stalwart, he has been based in London’s fabulous and famous Bond Street area for almost three decades with a watch shop that’s “like a museum” but [...]
More than half of all Londoners have either started their own business or aspire to do so in 2023, compared to nearly a third of people overall across the UK. Making their own money and being their own boss are top of the agenda for Londoners, nearly one in five stating that they want to [...]
Following England’s 3-0 victory against Wales, last night in Qatar, property watchers are getting increasingly excited about the prospect of a good performance by the England squad at the World Cup as a major success could result in a house price boost. That is, if historical market trends are anything to go by. Focussing on [...]
Shareholders face a 60 per cent raid on profits under Labour, City veteran and senior private investor Lord Lee of Trafford warned this morning. Capital gains tax on shares sold outside an ISA is currently charged at 10 per cent or 20 per cent depending on your income tax band. But the Liberal Democrat peer [...]
Despite economic difficulties, London bosses are still planning to give their staff Christmas parties, presents, or bonuses. London employers appear to be going bigger on bonuses, with 56 per cent of London staff expecting a Christmas bonus, compared with just 23 per cent of those in both the South East and South West, and only [...]
Energy giant Centrica and Ryze Hydrogen will jointly build and operate hydrogen production facilities aimed at providing a reliable supply of hydrogen for industry and transportation, the companies told City A.M. this morning. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed and will combine expertise in order to kickstart the development of a so-called “UK hydrogen [...]
It has emerged that food inflation has surged to 12.4 per cent to hit a new record amid predictions of dampened Christmas cheer and an “increasingly bleak” winter. Overall shop prices are now 7.4 per cent higher than last November, up from 6.6 per cent in October, to set another record since the British Retail [...]
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