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Nicole Garcia Merida

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
Quiz of the week 24-30 October
Economy

Quiz of the week 24-30 October

Heathrow lost its place as the busiest European airport this week. Which airport took its place – and what else happened in the last seven days? Test …
30 Oct 2020
Land Rover Discovery: much-loved off-roader goes green
Cars

Land Rover Discovery: much-loved off-roader goes green

This new hybrid Land Rover Discovery is highly energy-efficient, but it remains a joy to drive. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
30 Oct 2020
Quiz of the week, 17–23 October
Economy

Quiz of the week, 17–23 October

Test your recollection of the events of the week with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
23 Oct 2020
McLaren's 765LT is its spiciest model yet
Cars

McLaren's 765LT is its spiciest model yet

McLaren’s 765LT is a real wild ride, but it’s not too hot to handle. Nicole Garcia Merida reports.
23 Oct 2020
Quiz of the week, 10-16 October
Global Economy

Quiz of the week, 10-16 October

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
16 Oct 2020
Get out and enjoy the autumn
Travel and holidays

Get out and enjoy the autumn

It’s the season for hikes among the trees and cosy meals in pubs, says Nicole Garcia Merida.
16 Oct 2020
The new Porsche Boxster: a near-perfect sports car
Cars

The new Porsche Boxster: a near-perfect sports car

The new Porsche Boxster is the perfect motor for enjoying Britain’s roads, says Nicole Garcia Merida.
16 Oct 2020
Quiz of the week, 3 – 9 October 2020
Global Economy

Quiz of the week, 3 – 9 October 2020

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
9 Oct 2020
Audi e-tron Sportback: the gilded chariot of electric SUVs
Cars

Audi e-tron Sportback: the gilded chariot of electric SUVs

The 2020 edition of Audi’s e-tron Sportback is more powerful than its predecessor, says Nicole Garcia Merida
9 Oct 2020
Quiz of the week: 26 September – 2 October
Global Economy

Quiz of the week: 26 September – 2 October

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
2 Oct 2020
Aston Martin Vantage Roadster: a hot rod with manners
Cars

Aston Martin Vantage Roadster: a hot rod with manners

Aston Martin’s Vantage Roadster is a majestic convertible with a top speed of 190mph, says Nicole Garcia Merida
2 Oct 2020
Quiz of the week: 19-25 September
Economy

Quiz of the week: 19-25 September

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
25 Sep 2020
Rolls-Royce Ghost: wafting silently into view
Cars

Rolls-Royce Ghost: wafting silently into view

Less ostentation, more traction – but the new Rolls-Royce Ghost remains an exceptional machine, says Nicole Garcia Merida.
25 Sep 2020