James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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James Moore: Housebuilder Redrow is soaring, but what about affordable housing?

Outlook It’s boom time for housebuilders, and it says it all that their biggest concern is now a shortage of skilled employees. Only a few short years ago it was a shortage of anything resembling buyers.

PPI complaints were down by about a half

Just saying sorry – and meaning it – could save banks money and effort

Outlook: The Financial Ombudsman today reports that complaints are on the rise again

Stuart Wheeler now backs Ukip and has convinced Douglas Carswell to join him

Stuart Wheeler: The ace in Farage’s pack

He gave £5m to the Conservatives. Now the tycoon backs Ukip, and has convinced Douglas Carswell to join him

James Moore: Funding for Lending flops, but firms still need help

Outlook When it comes to getting finance into the hands of small business, the Funding for Lending scheme has been a flop.

James Moore: Deutsche fine highlights the danger of poor IT systems

Outlook And so the fines continue. Deutsche Bank is the latest to make a contribution to HM Treasury’s coffers. The Chancellor’s been giving the cash to military charities. No don’t laugh, we should have got past all those war jokes by now.

James Moore: This boardroom stand-off is unseemly now AA is a public company

Outlook The AA’s boss Chris Jansen has all of a sudden found himself in the position that his customers hire his company to get them out of.

FBI investigating hack attack on Wall Street banks

The agency is thought to be investigating whether there is a connection to Russia as tensions over Ukraine continue

Problems at RBS suggest that lack of focus persisted during Stephen Hester’s tenure

More skeletons in the RBS closet?

As a £14.5m fine for poor mortgage advice highlights organisational issues at the bank, James Moore wonders what other revelations may emerge

RBS is under the spotlight again

Royal Bank of Scotland fined £14.5m over unsuitable mortgage advice

City watchdog said only two of the 164 sales it reviewed between June 2011 and March 2013 met sales standards

Bankers complain about being held responsible

Attestation requires a named individual to take responsibility for implementing changes or overseeing the requirements of regulators

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