Loans and Finance

Loans and Finance


News and information about loans, money, debt, finance and business issues.

Monday, February 19, 2018

UST Charges ECB Supervised Bank With Money Laundering

Latvia's financial system is about to implode, and the ECB will be in the shit.

UST Pulls Rug Out From Under ABLV

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Inflation Steady at 3%, or 2.7%, Depending On Your Preference

As per the ONS:
  • The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) 12-month inflation rate was 2.7% in January 2018, unchanged from December 2017.
  • The largest downward contribution to change in the rate came from prices for motor fuels, which rose by less than they did a year ago.
  • The main upward effect came from prices for a range of recreational and cultural goods and services, in particular, admissions to attractions such as zoos and gardens, for which prices fell by less than they did a year ago.
  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month rate was 3.0% in January 2018, unchanged from December 2017.
  • From April 2018, publication of these figures will move from Tuesday to Wednesday; the new release dates are available.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Don't Panic, The Government Says Crapita Is Fine

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Crapita Plunges 41%

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Carillion Really Was Shit!

As I noted yesterday, Carillion really was shit!

FRC Believes It Did a Bang Up Job Re Carillion

Monday, January 29, 2018

Carillion Was a Pile of Shit Run by, and for The Benefit of, Worms!

The BBC reports that all was not well in the House of Carillion in the years leading up to the collapse of the firm:
"Carillion "wriggled out" of payments into its company pension schemes as its troubles grew, while it carried on paying shareholder dividends and bosses' bonuses, say MPs.

The Work and Pensions Committee is questioning the way pension investments were managed at the collapsed outsourcing giant.

The schemes overall are in deficit.

But last year contributions to the pension funds were deferred until 2019, to help shore up the firm's finances. 

The committee has published a letter from Robin Ellison, chairman of trustees of Carillion's pension scheme, giving an account of the last few years and suggesting they have been left with a funding shortfall of around £990m.

The letter shows that pension trustees were "kept in the dark" about the state of Carillion's finances until late last year, the committee argues, and that dividends and bonuses were paid out at the expense of pension fund contributions."
Frank Field, chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee said:
"It's clear that Carillion has been trying to wriggle out of its obligations to its pensioners for the last 10 years." 
It seems to me, to use a non technical/financial phrase, that Carillion was a pile of shit run by (and for the benefit of) worms!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Davos 2018 Live - #Davos2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Unemployment Continues To Fall

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Beware The Forthcoming Dead Cat Bounce of Bitcoin

Monday, January 15, 2018

Carillion Liquidation

It beggars belief that a company with so many lucrative government contracts can so totally screw its finances up.

Let us trust and assume that the shareholders nail the board to the floor for this disgrace!

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Downside of Bitcoin - Trying To Covert It To Real Cash

The Great Crypto Crash!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Bitcoin Explained

Markets are driven by fear and greed.

Hence Bitcoin will be a roller-coaster, and is not for the faint-hearted!