Kate Palmer, The Times of London

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Past articles by Kate:

Welcome to the age of the mammoth mortgage

Soaring house prices are forcing people to take out ever bigger mortgages, raising fears that homeowners will struggle to make their payments if rates start to → Read More

First-time buyers fear end of 10% mortgages as HSBC pulls deals

HSBC has pulled its mortgages for first-time buyers with small deposits because it could not cope with demand.It was the only big lender to offer 10 per cent deposit mortgages throughout the → Read More

The hidden mortgage hurdles

Borrowers who have recently opened a current account, got a new credit card or been given a deposit for a home by their parents are being hit by hidden blocks on mortgages.Banks and building societies → Read More

How do you get a mortgage if you are on furlough?

Borrowers who work for an airline, in a pub or restaurant, or those who have been furloughed could be locked out of some of the best mortgage deals because lenders are quietly restricting their → Read More

I’ve been affected by coronavirus: what can I claim and how?

Hundreds of billions of pounds has been made available to help business owners, workers and the self-employed cope with the fallout of the coronavirus crisis.Here Times Money picks through what is → Read More

I’ve been affected by coronavirus: what can I claim and how?

Hundreds of billions of pounds has been made available to help business owners, workers and the self-employed cope with the fallout of the coronavirus crisis.Here Times Money picks through what is → Read More

We leave the EU tonight at 11pm — what happens next?

At 11pm tonight the UK will leave the EU. There will be a transition period until December 31, during which the practicalities of our new relationship with our European neighbours will be thrashed out → Read More

Questor share tip: call on BT rivals as it loses ‘safe haven’ status

LON:BT Questor says: SELL For years BT has been a stalwart of the income investors’ portfolio. Its market value has doubled over the past five years on the back of a radical shift in the way we communicate information and watch TV programmes. There will always be demand for the services it provides. But Questor thinks it is time to hang up on this steady dividend-payer in favour of a smaller… → Read More

Brazilian slump dampens beermaker AB InBev as it toasts £79bn SABMiller deal

Brewery giant Anheuser-Busch InBev’s earnings have stuttered on the back of a downturn in Brazil, amid hopes that its £79bn takeover of British rival SABMiller will give it access to more lucrative beer markets. AB InBev, which makes Corona, Stella Artois and Budweiser beers, said group earnings before interest, taxes, amortisation and depreciation fell 2pc to $4.03bn (£3.3bn) in the three… → Read More

UBS profits rise despite 'risk averse' clients

Swiss investment bank UBS has blamed higher regulatory costs and macroeconomic uncertainty on poor performance in its wealth management arm, despite posting a lift in profits as it deepened cost cuts. → Read More

Misys latest firm to abandon public listing amid choppy markets

Software company Misys has abandoned its ambitions for a London listing, joining a slew of British companies that have scrapped plans to float due to ongoing market volatility. → Read More

BT sales soar on EE takeover but pension gulf widens by £3.3bn in just three months

BT's sales have soared by a third on the back of its acquisition of mobile operator EE, but the telecoms giant still faces the spectre of a ballooning pensions deficit and a growing debt pile. → Read More

Bunzl boosted by takeovers and Brexit as it snaps up three more firms

Bunzl’s acquisition spree shows no sign of slowing as the FTSE 100 group snapped up three rival distribution firms in the UK and Czech Republic, adding that Brexit has had a “significant positive impact” on its performance. The distribution giant, which delivers disposable cutlery, carrier bags and cleaning products in 24 countries, said sales lifted 7pc between July and September. Bunzl… → Read More

BHS closures to dent income at shopping centre owner Intu

BHS’ collapse is expected to dent rental income at shopping centre developer Intu, which unveiled an otherwise confident trading update today as it announced the sale of a London mall for a post-Brexit premium. The disappearance of BHS stores from British towns and cities in August could hit rental income next year, Intu warned, as it had 10 BHS stores in its portfolio, amounting to 1pc of its… → Read More

Samsung offers cut-price upgrades to Note 7 owners in South Korea

Samsung is handing discounted smartphone upgrades to owners of the faulty Galaxy Note 7 in its home South Korean market, as the electronics company faces being sued in multiple countries over the device's tendency to catch fire and even explode. → Read More

AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner in $80bn deal

American telecoms giant AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner in a deal that values the media giant at $80bn (£65bn), making it a powerful player in Hollywood as well as the mobile business. Texan telecoms group AT&T, which is valued at around $230bn, wants to buy Time Warner’s entertainment empire in a bid to bolster its existing satellite television, broadband and mobile services, as… → Read More

Superfood juicer Botanic Lab seals deal with Waitrose

Cold-pressed juice maker Botanic Lab has signed supply deals at retailers Waitrose, Ocado and All Bar One with a range in of “ → Read More

Time Out snaps up one-time rising star Yplan for just £1.6m

Time Out has bought Yplan, the app that lets users book last-minute tickets for sold-out events, in a £ → Read More

Terror fears weigh on revenue growth at Holiday Inn owner IHG

Intercontinental Hotels, the FTSE 100 hotels giant behind Holiday Inn, says terror attacks contributed to a drop in sales growth between July and September while revealing that Brexit’ → Read More

British American Tobacco sparks $47bn bid for US peer Reynolds

British American Tobacco, the maker of Dunhill cigarettes, has made a $47bn (£ → Read More