We are now in the late-cycle market … and this is what PIMCO says

PIMCO, one of the biggest fund managers in the world with more than $1.7 trillion assets under management in December 2017, have recently published their 2018 Asset Allocation Outlook and believe that the US economy is now in the late business cycle (i.e. late in the expansion phase)...

Benedict Yung
It's Time for Cash Savings Providers to Play Fair

With interest rates at historical low levels, savers have received pitiful returns on their cash. In most cases they have received ‘negative’ returns when they consider the interest rates being offered on savings products...

What’s the difference between peer-to-peer and balance sheet lending?

Ever since peer-to-peer (P2P) lending started to take off in 2011, there has been widespread confusion about what exactly it is and how it differs from other, more familiar types of lending, such as the mortgages, personal loans and credit cards that most of us get from our bank.

Basset & Gold’s 2017 Christmas Glitz & Glam

Friday night was most definitely a festive one for us at Basset & Gold! We kicked off our annual Christmas party with dinner and drinks at Brown’s Brasserie.

Secured and Unsecured Lending

What’s the difference between secured and unsecured lending? That’s a no-brainer, right? Secured lending has a safety net; you can seize assets from the borrower if they are unable to repay their debt, and sell them to get your money back.

Economists predict no base rate rise for at least a year

Several top economists have predicted that we won’t see a rise in the Bank of England’s base rate (set at 0.25% since August 2016) for at least another year. Some think we could be well into 2019 before the BoE is ready to make a change.

Identity fraud in the UK has reached ‘epidemic’ levels

Fraud prevention service Cifas reported in August that nearly 500 identities are being stolen per day in the UK. This could be a conservative figure, as...

Inflation reaches 2.9% and hits savers where it hurts

The latest Consumer Prices Index stats show that the rate of inflation rose to 2.9% in August 2017. With no savings accounts on the UK market currently meeting...

Basset & Gold are sponsoring LendIt Europe 2017

LendIt is Europe’s largest international lending and FinTech event and we’re proud to be one of its sponsors this year – look out for our logo on your lanyard.

UK Tax Levels Reach 30-Year High As Proportion Of National Income

As a proportion of national income, the level of tax in the UK has reached the highest level for 30 years, a respected think tank has found.

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