Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
When it comes to social media, the first rule for money managers is to leave Twitter to the kids. The second rule is don’t break the first rule.
Around 40% of homeowners with mortgages could struggle to move because they would not qualify for a new loan under tough new rules
How it changed the world (and why nothing will ever be the same again)
Global banking giant HSBC will consider moving its headquarters out of the UK, chairman Douglas Flint will reveal today, with rumours that it could also relaunch the Midland banking brand.