For the past decade, the All-blacks have undoubtedly been the dominant force in world rugby and arguably in world sport. Whilst watching them recently, I was struck by how they continually seem to a step or two ahead of the pack.
Following the announcement of our acquisition by Tech Mahindra, this year is already shaping up to be an exciting one for us as we look forward to the next stage in our growth.
All indications are that lending has bounced back this month after a dip in July and August. Fears that the market may be cooling over the longer term post the referendum seem unfounded as first time buyer activity in particular is increasing, which is encouraging.
As Co-Group CEO at Target Group I’m often fortunate enough to have a front row seat to witness genuine innovation in financial services. Recently there have been some changes in the lending market in particular that seem to portent exciting times ahead.
In a relatively short space of time the number of ISA wrappers available to investors has increased and therefore the level of complexity associated with each product has increased too.
As the dust continues to settle following Brexit, the economic landscape is at least becoming a little clearer. The Bank of England has acted by cutting the base interest rate, to a new historic low of 0.25%.
The result of the EU Referendum unleashed a wave of uncertainty as central banks, investors, spenders, savers and borrowers alike watched on to see how the result hit the economy.
The past month has seen momentous events unfold in Britain and for its European partners. Although the UK has undoubtedly entered a new era, negotiations may well not start for some time and political uncertainty is likely to dominate the country’s agenda for the foreseeable future.