James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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James Moore: Sudden burst of interest in interest-only borrowers

Outlook Has the warm weather sparked off an unusual outbreak of harmony in the City? The Council of Mortgage Lenders says its members have at least contacted the majority of customers with interest-only loans that are due to mature by 2020.

James Moore: Survey reveals... unwelcome truth for insurance industry

Outlook The City has a whole industry devoted to studies and surveys. Just occasionally one of them has something interesting to say, beyond claiming that 67 per cent of the 500 people who happened to click on superdupercompany.com while browsing last Thursday agree that the world would be a better place if more people did business with superdupercompany.com.

Bloodied Sports Direct refuses to throw in the towel

OUTLOOK:  Seconds out, round four, or should that be three? PR advisers to Sports Direct, the owner of famed boxing brand Lonsdale, are insistent it’s the latter. Others beg to differ.

TSB: Will this one-trick pony give trusting investors a kick in the teeth?

OUTLOOK: Is TSB a model bank? The sort of UK-only supporter of homebuyers, savers and small businesses we’d all like banks to become?

The new look TSB

TSB flotation: High-risk mortgages account for almost half of bank's home loans

Bankers described TSB’s interest-only loans as extraordinary, eye opening and extremely high

Cineworld needs to see the bigger picture

Outlook Paying London's service workers a living wage is not just a moral imperative. It makes economic sense for the businesses that do it.

Hot housing market needs to cool off before rates rise

Outlook "As one of the fastest growing economies in Europe we always listen to the Commission's recommendations with interest," was the response of a government source to a telling off from Europe over the economy.

Tesco’s needs to get a grip – before a ‘difficult result’ becomes a disaster

Outlook “Well obviously it was a difficult result. But I’ve accelerated my new plan for the side. It will deliver results. And just look at the performance of our left midfielder. Pretty good I think you’ll agree.”

Maybe $10bn fine for BNP is not so unreasonable

Outlook Sacrebleu! The Americans’ reported plan to fine BNP Paribas $10bn for alleged sanctions-busting has sparked quite the transatlantic tiff.

Vince Cable and Nick Clegg at the Queens Head Pub

We should be raising a glass to Vince Cable’s pub industry plans

Outlook To listen to the trade body for pub companies, Vince Cable’s Department for Business, Innovations and Skills has just been responsible for an innovation that will have more than 50 British pubs calling last orders for the final time.

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