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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Sotheby's activist ups his stake and launches attack

The battle for control of Sotheby's, the world's most famous auction business, last night saw activist investor Dan Loeb make sweeping demands for change in the boardroom.

Smaller mortgage lenders raise their rates

Some lenders could be poised to raise mortgage rates as intense competition in the sector starts to hit their bottom line.

Plug into currents and beat savings accounts

It's hard to be a saver, but some great interest rates can be found where you least expect them. By Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight

Ed Miliband has put pressure on companies with his 'big freeze' promise

Julian Knight: It's high time for the 'Big Six' suppliers to clean up their act

Energy companies are in for a tough ride if they don't listen to consumers

Pension schemes can result in negative outcomes for retirees

Auto-enrolment: Pension plans can come too late

Auto-enrolment may see older workers end up with a pot that's too little to help but too big enough to miss, says Julian Knight

Many pension schemes are predicated on unrealistic growth expectations from the City in better times

Julian Knight: High fees culture continues despite OFT intervention

Charges demanded by old pension schemes mean they offer poor value to their members

Analysis: Manchester United revel in profit - but will the future be so bright for the Premier League champions?

Britain's most global football brand posted record results yesterday

New rules have banks offering incentives to move accounts

A price war among the big high street banks is in the offing as new rules meant to speed up current account transfers come into force today.

Now Amazon embroiled in EU tax probe

Amazon is under threat of being subjected to a fresh tax inquiry, it has been reported. The online retail giant has been dogged by controversy over its UK tax affairs and is now said to be in the sights of European regulators.

Julian Knight: A boom in house prices? What boom in house prices?

That is the question which many people outside London who can't sell their homes will be asking

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