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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State pension cash could run out, report claims

George Osborne is unlikely to fully commit to abolishing NICs with a general  election looming

Barclays will be hit with a £38m fine for failing to ensure adequate protection of clients’ funds

Barclays faces another big fine from FCA

Barclays is facing another huge fine imposed by the City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority. 

Banks told to reopen millions of PPI cases

The FCA acted after a sharp decline in the number of complaints being upheld by banks

London’s house prices may have peaked, with the rest of the country likely to outperform the capital for the first time in a decade

Capital flight: house prices cause exodus

London’s homeowners are cashing in on the huge rise in property prices to move out to somewhere much bigger in the country

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.

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