Can the Bank get Britain to kick its cheap credit habit?

Low interest rates, high house prices, new car deals and low-cost credit cards make an explosive mixture – which regulators may struggle to keep a lid on

One thing sure to upset Bank of England officials is any suggestion that the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street has gone soft on the banking industry and turns a blind eye to reckless lending. It brings back disturbing memories of the 2008 credit crunch, the chaos it brought to the economy and the damage it caused the institution’s reputation.

Last week, the Bank of England, which has become the overarching regulator of the banking system, made a point of being tough on the banks following the publication of its latest financial stability report.

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Damian Green admits Tories may need to review tuition fees

Theresa May’s top aide says student debt is ‘huge issue’ in speech urging Tories to modernise to win over Labour voters

Britain may need to have a national debate on university tuition fees, Theresa May’s most senior minister has said after urging the Tories to modernise to win over young metropolitan voters who backed Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

Damian Green said the current system, with fees capped at £9,250 a year, allows UK universities to deliver high quality courses and teaching, and accounts for the country’s disproportionate number of top institutions.

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Related: Thousands join anti-austerity march in central London

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MIB: Chris Anderson and the Long Tail

This week, we speak with Chris Anderson, former award winning editor-in-chief of Wired, founder of 3D Robotics, author of the Long Tail, which won the Loeb Award for best business book of the year. Anderson spent 7 years at the Economist, where he covered the technology beat. He ran the China bureau for the economist during the era of the…

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10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Kicking Horse Grizzly Claw Dark Roast Coffee coffee, grab a seat on the beach blanket, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Counter-terrorism was never meant to be Silicon Valley’s job. Is that why it’s failing? (The Guardian) • A (Long) Chat with Peter L. Bernstein (Jason Zweig)…

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