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Nicole Garcia Merida

Giulia Quadrifoglio GTA: Alfa’s love letter to the fast saloon
Cars

Giulia Quadrifoglio GTA: Alfa’s love letter to the fast saloon

Alfa Romeo has spruced up its already brilliant Giulia Quadrifoglio. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
20 Aug 2021
The Mayfair Townhouse: a quirky, theatrical new hotel
Spending it

The Mayfair Townhouse: a quirky, theatrical new hotel

The characterful Mayfair Townhouse is a perfect base for exploring London
16 Aug 2021
Land Rover Defender: last chance to savour that V8 burble
Cars

Land Rover Defender: last chance to savour that V8 burble

The new Land Rover Defender V8 put a smile on the face of petrolheads. Enjoy it while you can, says Nicole Garcia Merida
6 Aug 2021
Aston Martin’s much-loved V8 Vantage just got better
Cars

Aston Martin’s much-loved V8 Vantage just got better

A special-edition V8 Vantage is a fitting celebration of a new era for Aston Martin. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
16 Jul 2021
Genesis G80: the Korean upstart taking on the German carmakers
Cars

Genesis G80: the Korean upstart taking on the German carmakers

The Genesis G80 is taking aim at the luxury saloon sector dominated by BMW. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
2 Jul 2021
Rimac Nevera: an extraordinary all-electric hypercar
Cars

Rimac Nevera: an extraordinary all-electric hypercar

Rimac’s road-going Nevera outpaces a Formula One racer.
25 Jun 2021
Three yachts for fun on the open seas
Toys and gadgets

Three yachts for fun on the open seas

Wave-sensitive pool table? Submersible scooter? Nicole Garcia Merida looks at luxury yachts – and the toys to go with them.
9 Jun 2021
Ferrari Roma: taking us back to the Sixties
Cars

Ferrari Roma: taking us back to the Sixties

The Ferrari Roma shows off the Italian sports-car marque’s gentler and more elegant side.
28 May 2021
Provincial house prices continue to soar as London gets left behind
House prices

Provincial house prices continue to soar as London gets left behind

A host of figures out this week confirm double-digit house-price rises in almost every area of the country bar one – London. Nicole Garcia Merida runs…
21 May 2021
No let up in house price rises as new records set
House prices

No let up in house price rises as new records set

House prices continued to boom in April, with £20,000 being added to the price of the average home in the last 12 months.
14 May 2021
Frenzied house price boom leaves buyers desperate
House prices

Frenzied house price boom leaves buyers desperate

House prices are rising faster than at any time since 2004. And buyers are getting desperate, says Nicole Garcia-Merida.
30 Apr 2021
Bentley Mulliner Bacalar – a boon for the super-rich
Cars

Bentley Mulliner Bacalar – a boon for the super-rich

Bentleys not exclusive enough for you? Then keep an eye on its new venture, the Mulliner Bacalar. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
30 Apr 2021
The factors driving Britain’s provincial house-price bubble
Property

The factors driving Britain’s provincial house-price bubble

Where once London led the way in rising house prices, that’s no longer the case, says Nicole Garcia Merida, as buyers head for the country, spurred on…
23 Apr 2021
What’s behind New Zealand’s runaway house prices?
Property

What’s behind New Zealand’s runaway house prices?

House prices in New Zealand have hit record high and show no sign of slowing down. Nicole Garcia Merida looks at what’s going on.
16 Apr 2021
The Bugatti Chiron: a comically savage supercar
Cars

The Bugatti Chiron: a comically savage supercar

The latest incarnation of the Bugatti Chiron is as impressive as we’ve come to expect, says Nicole Garcia Merida
16 Apr 2021
House prices: from boom to even bigger boom
House prices

House prices: from boom to even bigger boom

UK house prices have risen to new to record highs, says Nicole Garcia Merida. Demand continues to outpace supply, but continued low interest rates, th…
9 Apr 2021
The return of the 95% mortgage – what’s available and how much they cost
Mortgages

The return of the 95% mortgage – what’s available and how much they cost

With the chancellor announcing a government guarantee on 95% mortgages in his Budget, products have started hitting the market. Nicole Garcia Merida l…
1 Apr 2021
House price rise slows – but not by much
House prices

House price rise slows – but not by much

The rate of increase in UK house prices slowed in the year to January. But nothing seems able to halt their determined march higher, says Nicole Garci…
26 Mar 2021
Alpine’s A110 Légende GT: an agile and athletic sports car
Cars

Alpine’s A110 Légende GT: an agile and athletic sports car

It’s not cheap, but the Alpine A110 Légende GT provides great entertainment. Nicole Garcia Merida reports.
19 Mar 2021
Will Britain’s first 40-year fixed-rate mortgage tempt buyers?
Mortgages

Will Britain’s first 40-year fixed-rate mortgage tempt buyers?

Online broker Habito has launched Britain’s first 40-year fixed-rate mortgage. Nicole Garcia Merida runs an eye over what’s on offer.
12 Mar 2021
Stamp duty holiday extension will keep the house-price party going – for now
Property

Stamp duty holiday extension will keep the house-price party going – for now

The government is to extend to the stamp duty holiday by three months. Good for today’s buyers, says Nicole Garcia Merida, but what happens in June?
26 Feb 2021
Pandemic no barrier as house prices rise faster than at any time since 2014
House prices

Pandemic no barrier as house prices rise faster than at any time since 2014

December saw the biggest annual rise in house prices for over seven years, as buyers rushed into the market to be sure of completion before the end of…
19 Feb 2021
The house price boom of 2020 shows signs of slowing in 2021
House prices

The house price boom of 2020 shows signs of slowing in 2021

Last year’s big rises in UK house prices looks to be running out of steam, reports Nicole Garcia Merida – 2021 could see a very different picture.
12 Feb 2021
Quiz of the week 30 January – 5 February
Economy

Quiz of the week 30 January – 5 February

Tesla chief Elon Musk tweeted messages in support of an obscure cryptocurrency this week, sending its price soaring. But which one? And what else happ…
5 Feb 2021
Quiz of the week 23-29 January
Economy

Quiz of the week 23-29 January

Elon Musk spent $7m on two disused oilrigs this week. But what does he plan to do with them? And what else happened this week? Test your recollection …
29 Jan 2021
BMW M5: an executive saloon with superpowers
Cars

BMW M5: an executive saloon with superpowers

The new BMW M5 drives like a sports car and has the performance of a supercar. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
24 Dec 2020
Quiz of the week 12-18 December
Economy

Quiz of the week 12-18 December

An abandoned boat washed up on a remote atoll in the Pacific this week, carrying $100m worth of cargo. But what was it? And what else happened this we…
18 Dec 2020
Quiz of the week, 5-11 December
Economy

Quiz of the week, 5-11 December

This week, one country announced it will start exploring the feasibility of moving towards a digital currency. But which country was it? And what else…
11 Dec 2020
Quiz of the week 28 November – 4 December
Economy

Quiz of the week 28 November – 4 December

Social media users turned on easyJet this week – but why? And what else happened this week. Test your recollection of the events of the last seven day…
4 Dec 2020
Quiz of the week 21-27 November
Economy

Quiz of the week 21-27 November

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
27 Nov 2020
The Corvette C8: Chevy’s crowd-pleasing supercar
Cars

The Corvette C8: Chevy’s crowd-pleasing supercar

The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is an incredibly addictive and entertaining drive. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
27 Nov 2020
Quiz of the week 14-20 November
Economy

Quiz of the week 14-20 November

Boris Johnson announced a range of green measures this week, including phasing out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. But by when? And what else …
20 Nov 2020
The new Defender: Land Rover’s superlative off-roader
Cars

The new Defender: Land Rover’s superlative off-roader

The latest incarnation of Land Rover‘s classic Defender workhorse is as impressive as ever. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
20 Nov 2020
Quiz of the week 7 – 13 November
Economy

Quiz of the week 7 – 13 November

A cosmetics company was rescued from the brink of bankruptcy this week. But which one? And what else happened in the last seven days? Test your knowle…
13 Nov 2020
BMW’s X3 goes all-electric
Cars

BMW’s X3 goes all-electric

BMW's electric iX3 is a “green” SUV that won’t let you down. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
13 Nov 2020
Quiz of the week 31 October – 6 November
Economy

Quiz of the week 31 October – 6 November

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek‘s quiz of the week.
6 Nov 2020