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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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

It’s better to change direction than walk into trouble: Mark Carney was correct to maintain flexibility on interest rates

Julian Knight: Carney's correct in climbing down over raising rates

The Bank of England Governor may have made a humiliating retreat, but he was right to do so

Long way home: mortgage applicants may face delays as banks try to readjust to the recovery in demand in the wake of the financial crisis

Julian Knight: Can lenders cope with this new mortgage rush?

After shedding staff in the crisis, they are now struggling to recruit fast enough to meet demand

The people’s lenders: The peer-to-peer services can be less bureaucratic and less bloody minded than the banks

Julian Knight: Let's make the very most of peer to peer lending

P2P is better than banks for financing business... and now it could end up in Isas as well

Screen test: For all their followers, are the social networks safe for investors?

Investors face up to social media

The sector is still unproven, says Julian Knight, who warns that some analysts advise a cautious approach to the shares

The tax breaks are good with a pension but the cost in terms of personal financial freedom are often too great

Julian Knight: Why we can’t force people to pay up for their pensions

Making them compulsory will be seen as yet another tax ... and beware the consequences

Bull pen: Last week’s one-day bid boom brought frenetic action back to the City

Should you join the new 'deal frenzy'?

Julian Knight on the funds best set up to benefit after a heady day for mergers and acquisitions

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Isis in Syria: Influential tribal leaders hold secret talks with Western powers and Gulf states over possibility of mobilising against militants

Tribal gathering

Influential clans in Syria have held secret talks with Western powers and Gulf states over the possibility of mobilising against Isis. But they are determined not to be pitted against each other
Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: A growing population and a compromised and depleted aquifer leaves water in scarce supply for Palestinians

Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

A growing population and a compromised and depleted aquifer leaves water in scarce supply for Palestinians
Dozens of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen linked to Indian bribery scandal die mysteriously

Illnesses, car crashes and suicides

Dozens of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen linked to Indian bribery scandal die mysteriously
Srebrenica 20 years after the genocide: Why the survivors need closure

Bosnia's genocide, 20 years on

No-one is admitting where the bodies are buried - literally and metaphorically
How Comic-Con can make or break a movie: From Batman vs Superman to Star Wars: Episode VII

Power of the geek Gods

Each year at Comic-Con in San Diego, Hollywood bosses nervously present blockbusters to the hallowed crowd. It can make or break a movie
What do strawberries and cream have to do with tennis?

Perfect match

What do strawberries and cream have to do with tennis?
10 best trays

Get carried away with 10 best trays

Serve with ceremony on a tray chic carrier
Wimbledon 2015: Team Murray firing on all cylinders for SW19 title assault

Team Murray firing on all cylinders for title assault

Coaches Amélie Mauresmo and Jonas Bjorkman aiming to make Scot Wimbledon champion again
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Vasek Pospisil must ignore tiredness and tell himself: I'm in the quarter-final, baby!

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Vasek Pospisil must ignore tiredness and tell himself: I'm in the quarter-final, baby!
Ashes 2015: Angus Fraser's top 10 moments from previous series'

Angus Fraser's top 10 Ashes moments

He played in five series against Australia and covered more as a newspaper correspondent. From Waugh to Warne and Hick to Headley, here are his highlights
Greece debt crisis: EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

An outbreak of malaria in Greece four years ago helps us understand the crisis, says Robert Fisk
Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas

Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas
How to survive electrical storms: What are the chances of being hit by lightning?

Heavy weather

What are the chances of being hit by lightning?
World Bodypainting Festival 2015: Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'

World Bodypainting Festival 2015

Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'
alt-j: A private jet, a Mercury Prize and Latitude headliners

Don't call us nerds

Craig Mclean meets alt-j - the math-folk act who are flying high