Julian Knight

Julian Knight is the Money and Property editor for the Independent on Sunday and interim Economics Correspondent, previously he was the personal finance reporter for BBC News and has published seven books.

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William Hill have reported people betting six-figure sums on the referendum

Scottish independence 'will hurt job prospects'

The survey was completed by 500 interim executives at or just below board level

Minister's pension tax-relief figures just don't add up

Steve Webb's idea of a 30p flat rate makes me question his maths - or his motives

Why bonds could still be a good buy for you as the bubble refuses to burst

The experts may be divided on them but they can have a place in private investors' portfolios, reports Julian Knight

The housing market is overheating and it's time to cool off

As prices soar, we must avoid the mistakes of the past

Consumer complaints against banks fall 15% as PPI scandal cools off

The number of consumers complaining about their bank dropped by 15 per cent in the last six months of 2013, the City watchdog said.

Budget 2014: What does it mean for savers and pensioners?

Chancellor George Osborne showed savers a little ankle at the start of his speech. After five years of pitiful returns savers were promised that this was a budget for them. But it took nearly an hour for the Chancellor to back up his earlier tease, when he unveiled possibly the biggest overhaul in pensions and savings in 90 years or at least since Nigel Lawson introduced PEPs back in the 1980s.

Brent Hoberman and Martha Lane Fox, co-founders of Lastminute.com, when they were preparing to float their company in February 2000

Are we going dotcom dotty all over again?

As another online retailer comes to market, Julian Knight asks the experts if this is back to a 1999-style bubble or whether cash is now counted as more important than a company's clicks

Get me to the court on time: A binding law on pre-nups would help ensure that financial stress is not added to the problems of a romance gone wrong

Julian Knight: Why I'm wedded to this shake-up for the pre-nup

The current deals that couples make before they marry aren't worth the paper they're written

Safe as houses? Sir Peter Bottomley says there is a growing political will to protect leaseholders

Our campaign for the rights of leaseholders may lead to a new law

Readers, property professionals and MPs back Independent on Sunday drive to legislate against dodgy practices that ensnare homeowners

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