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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Mortgage wars bring bonanza of low rates for homebuyers

The Bank of England's Funding for Lending scheme has seen interest rates plummet. Julian Knight reports

Claims managers out in the cold on PPI

The well is running dry for firms that are now the bane of the banks in their pursuit of mis-selling claims. But they aren't going away

Shutting the door: Delivery firm DHL is winding up its final salary scheme to existing members

Julian Knight: We are seeing the dying days of the golden pension

People need to feel that their workplace and retirement savings are a vital life-long asset

Don't get gored: Exchange-traded funds are easily traded, but they do have pitfalls

A direct route to tracking as stocks get back to their peaks

Exchange-traded funds can be simple and profitable but make sure you know what you are buying. By Julian Knight

RBS to cut 1,400 head office jobs as it plans private sector return

Royal Bank of Scotland is to cut a further 1,400 jobs over the next two years. Most of the job losses are expected to be at RBS's offices in Edinburgh as the 81 per cent taxpayer-owned bank said that it would not be cutting frontline staff in branches.

Camelot lifts lottery sales to nearly £7bn

The National Lottery operator, Camelot, has enjoyed a bumper year, despite the poor state of the economy. It has increased total National Lottery sales in the year to 31 March to an all-time high of £6.97bn, an increase of 6.9 per cent on the previous year.

Banks get reprieve on current accounts

Britain's high street banks have been let off the hook by the Office of Fair Trading, which has decided not to refer them to the Competition Commission over the current account market.

Cashing in on London is Britain's new property trend

Julian Knight reports on downpricing, where the capital's homeowners sell up to gain space or a better lifestyle
Warnings about interest-only mortgages should not force first time buyers or potential landlords out of the market

Julian Knight: Why home-buyers still need to have interest-only loans

Despite all those negative headlines, they still make sense for buy-to-lets and young hopefuls

To fully relax in retirement, pensioners may need the help of an adviser

Julian Knight: When it comes to annuities, an adviser can be invaluable

Many finances can be DIY, but retirement income needs an expert eye

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