Arlingclose Insights

Flog it!

If you’re a private company, or indeed an individual, you can generally do what you like with your money. If you want to flog your main assets to fund next year’s staff payroll, or that dream holiday, you are perfectly entitled to. It may not always...

Wednesday 23 December 2015 Read More

Black Friday Boost

Did you brave the crowds or furiously click your way to cut-price goods on 27th November? If so then you contributed to the increasing importance to UK retailers of ‘Black Friday’, the pre-Christmas super sales day (or week, it would seem, for some...

Thursday 17 December 2015 Read More

Federal Reserve finally raises US policy

Will they, won’t they?  The speculation that has been one of the primary causes of financial market volatility over the past six months has finally been answered, with the FOMC finally moving the federal funds rate away from zero.  And...

Thursday 17 December 2015 Read More

Time to Review your MRP

In the Spanish country side, just East of Madrid, stands the village of Pioz, which back in 2012 had the dubious title of being most indebted place in Spain. The reason for this being that Spain's Ministry of Public Administration estimated at that...

Tuesday 15 December 2015 Read More

Bank of England Stress Tests

The Bank of England released the results of its latest stress tests on the seven largest UK banks and building societies on 1st December.   Tests were conducted on Barclays, HSBC Holdings Group, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS Group, Santander...

Monday 07 December 2015 Read More

Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

The headlines in the Autumn Statement presented by Chancellor George Osborne on Wednesday 25th November to Parliament include: · Government borrowing will be £8.8bn less than forecast and an estimated £10.1bn budget surplus by...

Wednesday 25 November 2015 Read More

EIB loans to local authorities

Arlingclose has published a client research note on EIB funding. A fairly steady reduction in European Investment Bank bond spreads relative to gilts has paved the way for authorities to secure loans well below the Public Works Loan Board certainty...

Tuesday 24 November 2015 Read More

Inflated Expectations

There has been much interest in the recent bond issues by two local authorities – Greater London Authority’s £200m 25 year bond at 0.34% and Warrington Borough Council’s £50m 40 year issue at 0.85%, with the interest and principal on both bonds...

Friday 20 November 2015 Read More

Challenging Challenger Banks

‘Challenger banks’ has been a name ascribed to a group of newer and smaller banks which now operate in the UK alongside the likes of Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and other large well established intuitions. They have been commended by politicians for...

Thursday 12 November 2015 Read More

Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry

Please click on this link to read Arlingclose’s response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry into local council bank loans.

Tuesday 13 October 2015 Read More
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