Anyone who thinks the financial services industry is beyond reproach isn’t looking very hard, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
The pacific island of Nauru has run out of money, its assets frozen after it was unable to pay its debts. It’s a sobering lesson for Britain.
As Tesco has demonstrated, the wrong kind of incentive scheme can be disastrous, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
A sensible investor looks to put their money where it will grow over five or ten years. That rules out tobacco stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
George Osborne has announced more big changes to the pensions system. Merryn Somerset Webb explains what they are, and how they will affect you.
If we want to get the public behind fracking, we’re going to have to do what they do in America, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We’re going to have to pay them.
Any business that draws criticism from consumers or governments needs to watch out, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
There are plenty of signs that the stockmarket is due a downturn, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’s just a question of when.
Ed Miliband’s proposed mansion tax is a ridiculous idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It is impractical, expensive to collect, and will lead to a whole lot of unintended consequences.
For the banks, the profits made out of charges for unauthorised overdrafts far outweigh the bad publicity, says Merryn Somerset Webb.