Money Observer: The sinister side of bank lending

The other week I went to see a play called Labyrinth at Hampstead Theatre in London. It’s impressive to see a play that manages to be engaging while explaining an issue as complex as the Latin American debt crisis. The protagonist, John, is a young graduate who joins a US commercial bank in the late 1970s. He quickly realises that he has to make a … Continue reading Money Observer: The sinister side of bank lending

Money Observer: BA does its bit to end EU free movement

In the eleventh hour before a weekend trip to Prague with friends, I was about to pack my cabin-size hand luggage, when I got a curious text from something called ‘BAeServices’ saying: ‘Sorry, your flight BA854 has been cancelled’. ‘Is this how free movement in the EU ends?’ was the first millisecond thought to flash across my Brexit-rattled mind. My second thought was that this … Continue reading Money Observer: BA does its bit to end EU free movement