Money

The case for hiking interest rates

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Check out these hyperventilating headlines from last week: ‘What the Fed’s largest interest rate hike in decades means for you’…

Inflation is a social evil, so why don't our leaders care?

22 June 2022 9:32 pm

It was a ‘destroyer of society’, a ‘tax on ordinary people’s savings’ and a threat to social order. You don’t…

I’m being priced out of eating out

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Restaurant prices are no longer worth it

Is the Elizabeth line worth the cost?

28 May 2022 9:00 am

It’s 8.16 on Tuesday morning and I’m actually writing this on a moving Elizabeth line train. Moving in the sense…

Fraud victim? Don’t bank on getting your money back

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Why won’t banks help fraud victims like my daughter?

Crypto is dead

9 May 2022 9:06 pm

When Britain voted for Brexit, Macron boasted that Paris would eat the City of London’s lunch. It didn’t quite work…

The Biden Bust is here

29 April 2022 1:25 am

A wave of government spending would reboot the economy. Fairer taxes would pay for restored infrastructure. Skills would be improved,…

I feel sorry for Rishi Sunak

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Perhaps I should stress from the get-go that I do not know Rishi Sunak. So far as I know, we’ve…

Should the young pay less tax than the old?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

In evolutionary terms, it is obvious why we get more conservative with age. Two strong forces, acting in the same…

Rishi Sunak's spring statement speech in full

24 March 2022 1:10 am

Mr Speaker, As I stand here, men, women and children are huddled in basements across Ukraine seeking protection. Soldiers and…

What to expect at the spring statement

23 March 2022 6:43 am

The big story of Wednesday’s spring statement by the Chancellor will be the impact of inflation – which has soared…

The commodity kings: have traders finally discovered a moral compass?

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Have traders finally discovered a moral compass?

Our monetary bubble is about to burst

19 February 2022 9:00 am

OK, I finally watched Netflix’s Don’t Look Up. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it — especially before its effective subtitle for us…

The ancient problem of unscrupulous ‘doctors’

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Yet again ‘doctors’ with no qualifications have been found advertising dodgy but expensive products and treatments, in this case, injections…

Letters: The Christian case for cash

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Naysayers needed Sir: I was struck by James Forsyth’s observation that in 10 Downing Street, ‘hard truths and hard choices…

Why cash is still king to me

22 January 2022 9:00 am

In defence of hard cash

Eighteen months of inflation is not 'transitory'

13 November 2021 11:25 am

The big central banks have been insisting for months now that the rise in inflation is temporary, and will fade…

The best podcasts about money

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Stories about money are never about money. They are about pain, about family, about atrocity, about luck, about health, about…

What is the Bank of England playing at?

6 November 2021 10:58 pm

Last week, the Bank of England sent a number of confused messages. One was almost shocking: Andrew Bailey said that…

Are banking apps luring young people into debt?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Are banking apps luring under-thirties into debt?

What’s more expensive – petrol or fizzy drinks?

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Filming fatalities The actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot a cinematographer on set when mistakenly given a gun loaded with real…

Will China’s ‘digital yuan’ reinvent money as we know it?

2 October 2021 9:00 am

The rise of the digital yuan

Is the inflation panic over? Probably not

14 September 2021 8:44 pm

So, is the post-Covid inflation panic over? That is how it looked last month, when the government’s preferred inflation index,…

The great holiday Covid test rip-off

14 August 2021 9:00 am

The great holiday Covid test rip-off

The crisis in Lebanon is a warning for the West

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Lebanon is trapped in a nightmare of its own making