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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Mark Carney sparks 'stampede' for home loans

Mortgage lenders and brokers have enjoyed a "stampede" of borrowing requests since Mark Carney pledged to keep interest rates on hold for the next few years.

Funds look a wise way to gain from UK recovery

Julian Knight explains how you can benefit as the economy finally seems set for steady growth

Mark Carney's predictions may change faster than he could imagine in the UK with its economic weather

Julian Knight: Mark Carney's economic forecast could be under the weather

The Bank of England Governor's predictions may prove less reliable than the Met Office

When the Heseltine family were moving home in 1973, people could look forward to decades of house price rises

Julian Knight: Home truth is your house may not be much of a pension

People may be disappointed if they bank on the equity value of property to finance retirement

Flamethrowers: The Dragons' Den entrepreneurs invest in viable models

Is it time to put yourself on the side of the angels in this innovative take on crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding has had more than its fair share of bad publicity with accusations that the sector is amateurish, unregulated and taking advantage of private-investor goodwill.

Justin Welby wants credit unions to provide an alternative to payday lenders but he says it will take a decade

Julian Knight: Payday loans need regulation, not just divine intervention

As the Archbishop of Canterbury says, credit unions aren't yet ready to step into the breach

Maybe investors should consider commercial rather than residential property?

Shares or property – what's best?

It's your choice because both bricks and mortar and stocks are on the up, says Julian Knight

Santander may not be the only bank to take flight from these accounts

Julian Knight: Packaged bank accounts - a marketing triumph

Clever move could open the way for general current account charges

HSBC has been the best mortgage lender to go to since 2008 because its balance sheets are so healthy

The real world decides what you pay, not new Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

Millions of households face miserable prospect of having to work simply to repay their debts

More homeowners taking up equity release

There has been a surge in the number of people taking out equity-release loans against their property in retirement, according to industry statistics.

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