Business

Mark Lister: Unpicking Bonus Bonds: What really happened to my $15 over the last 40 years?

Apparently, lots of people haven’t claimed their Bonus Bonds, hundreds of thousands in fact. Bonus Bonds have been around since 1970, launched by the Government as part of the old Post Office, which formed Postbank in the 1980s, then sold it to ANZ in the 1990s. ANZ has continued to operate the Bonus Bonds scheme […]

Business

Confessions of a property guru: Mark Francis on making millions and losing some

Property syndication guru Mark Francis talks to Jane Phare about building up Augusta to prepare for takeover, his network of friendships and how Covid-19 knocked millions off his wealth. Posing for photos outside his grand office entrance, there’s a moment when Mark Francis looks almost mournful. Guarding the office suite are two massive bronze doors, […]

Politics

Mark Walker jumps into North Carolina Senate race, hoping to ward off Lara Trump and other potential rivals.

WASHINGTON — Representative Mark Walker announced on Tuesday that he would run for North Carolina’s open Senate seat in 2022, kicking off what is likely to be a fierce Republican primary that could pit him against President Trump’s daughter-in-law in a key swing state. In an interview, Mr. Walker, a former Baptist pastor from Greensboro, […]

Politics

Britons furious as EU issue on-air Brexit ultimatum – trade deal on the brink

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. With just weeks before the transition period comes to an end in December, Boris Johnson is pushing to secure a Brexit deal with the EU but a no deal outcome is seeming […]

World News

Harry and Meghan mark Remembrance Sunday with wreath-laying ceremony in LA

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held their own wreath-laying ceremony on Remembrance Sunday in Los Angeles. While a socially distanced event took place at the Cenotaph on Whitehall with other royals, Harry and Meghan honoured fallen soldiers from their new home. Harry, who served on two tours of duty in Afghanistan, wore a blue […]

Politics

Brexit POLL: Should Boris follow through on threat to walk away from EU with no deal?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Today Brussels refused to hand Britain a Canada-style trade deal despite being members of the bloc for 45 years. In a televised statement, Mr Johnson lashed out at the EU and warned […]

Politics

Boris’s Brexit threats to EU are NOT a bluff – ‘Should have walked away MONTHS ago!’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Prime Minister is planning new legislation that could override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement. The proposed internal market bill could “eliminate the legal force of parts” of the agreement such […]

World News

Ireland panic: Brexit and COVID-19 blamed as Dublin faces devastating recession

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. According to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, the economy may have shrunk by 21 percent in April after businesses were forced to close following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Experts claim […]