Planning your child's student finances

Planning your child's student finances

Many freshers will be living away from home for the first time. (Image: GETTY) Debt is an inevitability of student life, with the average graduate expected to owe £50,000 in loans and other borrowings, but the more families can do to limit the damage, the better. LOW MAINTENANCE Many freshers will be living away from […]

The future of Help To Buy

The future of Help To Buy

However, critics say it is a state handout for the middle-classes that has inflated house prices and boosted developers’ profits at the expense of the taxpayer. Is the criticism unfair and should you use the scheme’s help in order to buy a property before it is withdrawn or overhauled? FREE LOAN The Help to Buy […]

A public bank for LA: instead of sending hundreds of millions to predatory finance, Angelenos' taxes can fund …

A public bank for LA: instead of sending hundreds of millions to predatory finance, Angelenos' taxes can fund …

The City of Los Angeles sends the nation-wrecking finance industry more than $100MM/year in the form of fees and penalties for its banking business, supporting the institutions whose racist lending practices, financial engineering and mortgage fraud have wreaked untold harm on the city’s residents. This November, Angelenos will get to vote on a […]

Zimbabwe's new finance minister mulls scrapping bond notes: paper

Zimbabwe's new finance minister mulls scrapping bond notes: paper

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s new Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube may scrap the quasi currency bond note and liberalize exchange controls as part of reforms he plans to implement by end of this year, a state-owned weekly newspaper reported on Sunday. The southern African nation, which dumped its currency in favor of the U.S. dollar in […]

Zimbabwe's former finance minister Biti implicated in $30m NSSA scam – report

Zimbabwe's former finance minister Biti implicated in $30m NSSA scam – report

Zimbabwe’s former finance minister Tendai Biti is reportedly under investigation by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) for allegedly instructing the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) to deposit over $30m into two banks which have since collapsed. According to state-owned Herald, ZACC investigations committee head commissioner Goodson Nguni told journalists during a briefing this week that […]

Why the US Federal Reserve should care about finance

Why the US Federal Reserve should care about finance

Emerging market stocks, last year’s darlings, are collapsing. does this mean the bubbles of an artificially inflated market are finally bursting? it’s a question worth asking a decade on from 2008. As every Financial Times reader knows, the world’s central bankers were responsible for ensuring that the Great Recession did not become another Great Depression […]

F&B operators to enjoy two SST exemptions, says Finance Minister

F&B operators to enjoy two SST exemptions, says Finance Minister

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): The government will provide Sales and Services Tax (SST) exemptions involving the rental of small stalls and sale of cigarettes to food and beverages shop operators. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said after receiving various feedback from restaurant owners and food stall traders, the SST tax exemption should be given to rental […]