RUTH SUNDERLAND: Hard times are good times for pawnbrokers

RUTH SUNDERLAND: There has been a crackdown on high-interest lenders, but pawnbrokers are going great guns already – a sign of the times Rampant inflation exposing precarious situation of many families Millions of Britons have little or no financial resilience  Education about

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Breaking up is hard at HSBC

RUTH SUNDERLAND: UK banking authorities would be prudent to insist HSBC takes steps to protect the British taxpayer in the event of a break-up Bosses under pressure to split lender into Eastern and Western business Agitation not only on investment grounds but

The weak pound is headlining again, says RUTH SUNDERLAND

Along with inflation, trade union strife and Sir Paul McCartney, the weak pound is headlining again, says RUTH SUNDERLAND Pound’s problems: Political and economic woes and investor flight to dollar  UK is a very open economy and highly susceptible to a tanking

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Time for Great British reboot

RUTH SUNDERLAND: People are proud of their home towns, despite all the problems – that can be turned into a powerful force to reboot Britain Government aim of reducing inequalities seasoned with dollop of self-interest  Gap between London and elsewhere is in

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Mutual principles are under threat

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Institutions owned by members, and run for their benefit, are in tune with post-Covid times, but mutual principles are under threat New Nationwide boss arrives at a time when mutual values are sorely needed Nationwide is biggest beast in a

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