Best of this week’s financial tweets – 25th November 2011

6 min Read Published: 25 Nov 2011

twitter logo Here is this week's compilation of those tweets worth reading from the best financial tweeters out there, including me of course.

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All the following tweets are the respective tweeters personal views and not those of their employers.

 

EUROZONE CRISIS

 

@ReutersJamie - Jamie McGeever - Editor at Reuters Insider TV

"is this the day euro zone contagion finally reached germany, and bunds are no longer a safe-haven?"  (Thursday)

@EdConwaySky - Ed Conway -Economics Editor of Sky News

"Wow if true RT @Alea_: THERE is not a single family in Greece without one jobless member goo.gl/vYMVq"

 

BORROWING

@clareefrancis  - Clare Francis - editor of moneysupermarket.com

"Halifax has re-vamped its All In One Card 0% for 15 mnths on purchases & BTs. I think thats the longest dual offer EVER bit.ly/ts24tc"

@MyMoney24couk

"High-street s#hoppers will no longer be offered #discounts as an incentive to sign up for #storecards. bit.ly/tkmI0J"

@elainemooreeeee - Elaine Moore - FT journalist

"Payday loans - charging 1,000% interest per year - is now billion pound industry acc to Consumer Focus"

 

THOMAS COOK LIQUIDITY PROBLEMS

 

@money2themasses - ME!

"Thomas Cook shares dive on news of bank talks ow.ly/7BhaW"

@mgreig01 martin greig - BBC Journalist

"When was the last time the shares of a company (other than penny stocks) fell 75% in a day?"

@Peston - Robert Peston - Business Editor for the BBC

"Trading at Thomas Cook suddenly worse because French/Russians not going to Egypt (understandably) & Brits spending less in general"

@money2themasses - ME!

"Thomas Cook reassure customers 'biz as usual' - Those who've already booked holidays with them are covered under ATOL if worse happened"

@paullewismoney - Paul Lewis - Radio 4 Money Box host

"Thomas Cook vouchers would NOT be protected if TC got into difficulties. If you use them to book a package holiday..."

 

INVESTMENT

@_IainMartin - Iain Martin - Citywire reporter

"It makes sense to merge Child Trust Funds into Junior ISAs. Sign the petition here bit.ly/rNzdcd"

@money2themasses - ME!

"It does invest in equities so not that exciting a story MT @iancowie: Britain's biggest gold fund could pay dividends: tinyurl.com/cmje8rq"

 

UK ECONOMY

@leahmilner  - Leah Milner - Times money reporter

'Repossessions could double if economy worsens, but arrears will rise even in a recovery' warns S&P thetim.es/uQ0E4i

@_IainMartin - Iain Martin - Citywire reporter

HMRC launches new team to catch tax evaders hiding money offshore...before letting them go presumably

@ReutersJamie - Jamie McGeever -- Editor at Reuters Insider TV

uk economy could freeze over this winter (ez crisis to blame), hopefully recovering in spring, cbi tells me: reut.rs/tXJ11v

@paullewismoney - Paul Lewis - Radio 4 Money Box host

FTSE 100 in 9th successive day of falls. Unusual. Worst since it fell for 11 straight trading days 13-27 Jan 2003. (Thursday)

@Peston - Robert Peston - Business Editor for the BBC

"A first: Treasury using powers to cut off entire banking sector of a country - Iran in this case - from our banks goo.gl/P9mPZ"

 

UTILITY BILLS

@MartinSLewis - Martin Lewis - MoneySavingExpert

"Everyone stop. Give a mini round of applause to Ovo; an energy firm canceling price hikes as wholesale costs've dropped bit.ly/rZRyQT"

@lisabachelor - Lisa Bachelor - Guardian reporter

 "British Gas promises to simplify bills and tariffs https://gu.com/p/33ttv/tf"

 

GOVERNMENT'S PLANS TO UNDERWRITE 95% MORTGAGES TO STIMULATE HOUSING MARKET

 

@Basilhouse - Jill Insley -  head of the consumer team, which includes Guardian Money

"Surely one way to encourage more people to buy new builds would be to price them correctly?"

@buyingagent  - Tracy Kellett - Buying Agent London & South-East

"@montysblog yes, stamp duty cut/holiday is the answer... Massively holding back transaction levels"

 

HARGREAVES LANSDOWN RAISES CHARGES

@whichdaley  - James Daley - Money Editor at the consumer group Which?

''Hargreaves Lansdown's new tracker charges will hit small investors hard. Why go for flat fees and not a percentage?''

@money2themasses - ME!

"Double Chargers: Hargreaves Lansdown wants investors AND fund managers to pay ow.ly/1AVU9j >>> if true, oh dear oh dear"


 

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