Tag Archives: financial

Family Finance: Chennai-based Balasubramaniam couple needs to cut expenses to meet financial goals

Balasubramaniam can begin by building an emergency corpus of Rs 2.94 lakh, which is equal to his six months’ expenses S. Balasubramaniam stays in Chennai with his homemaker wife and a three-year-old son. He brings in Rs 50,000 a month as salary, of which Rs 30,000 is spent on household expenses, Rs 15,000 is given to his parents, and Rs ... Read More »

I’m a financial planner — here’s what I tell people who ask if they’re saving enough money

sunglasses thinking happy future More (Once you start moving, it’s easier to keep going.Flickr/normalsanik) Savings advice can sometimes seem like satire. Start early. Save 15% of your income. Make sure it’s your pretax income. Do it for 40 years. Cross your fingers. Click your heels. But in the real world, that’s not how it works for most people. As a financial ... Read More »

Good Financial Business Decisions: Here Are 4 Reasons You May Not Be Making Them

Many small business owners lack the skills to make good financial business decisions. But it is not always a result of their lack of experience, interest or education in this difficult area. The Effect of Human Nature on Financial Decision Making According to John Howe, author of “The Foolish Corner: Avoiding Mind Traps in Personal Financial Decisions”, it involves human nature and the ... Read More »

Will cheap car loans steer Britain to a financial crash?

 The Vauxhall Astra is a favourite among customers of The Car Finance Company. Photograph: Simon Stuart-Miller If you think Britain is teetering on a cliff-edge of impossibly high personal debt, then the website of The Car Finance Company will confirm your worst fears. Maybe you don’t have a job and are on benefits. Maybe you are so hard up you can’t afford ... Read More »

Are you dating a financial disaster?

The less you know the more you’ll pay down the road. When you’re dating, the last thing you’re thinking about is your bank account. But are you setting yourself up for future financial blunders as you dance your way through potential suitors? He does the cha-cha; you follow gracefully. He changes pace with the California swing; you follow suit. He ... Read More »

EU Brexit chief sees special care for financial service ties

The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Saturday that the EU will demand “special vigilance” before letting British financial firms access the bloc because of the large risk London could pose to the EU’s financial stability. Responding to a report in the Guardian which said he had told EU lawmakers that he wanted a special deal to maintain ... Read More »

Brexit threatens 10 percent of London financial jobs: lobby group

Up to 10 percent of jobs in London’s financial district may be lost if Britain fails to secure adequate access to European Union markets after Brexit, a City of London official said on Wednesday. Bankers first called for full access after June’s vote to leave the European Union but such hopes have now faded, leaving the sector to call for ... Read More »

GCHQ asked to step up action against cyber-attack threat to financial services

More action may be needed to protect the financial services industry from a devastating cyber-attack, the head of the Treasure select committee has suggested. Andrew Tyrie MP wrote to Ciaran Martin, head of the new cybersecurity centre of UK surveillance agency GCHQ, saying the lines of responsibility and accountability for reducing cyber-threats are opaque. Tyrie’s letter to Martin, who is ... Read More »

RBS to charge major financial institutions for holding their cash

Royal Bank of Scotland is to start charging major financial institutions for any cash it holds on their behalf for trading purposes, in the latest illustration of the impact of Mark Carney’s post-Brexit vote stimulus package. It is the first time a bank has started to make charges for sterling deposits since the governor of the Bank of England announced ... Read More »

RBS starts charging financial customers to park their cash

As Royal Bank of Scotland started charging some clients to hold their cash, its chairman has questioned the effectiveness of ultra-low interest rates and called for a rethink of monetary policy . From Monday, RBS will charge interest to about 70 customers, such as banks and pension funds, on the cash they place with the state-controlled bank as collateral for ... Read More »