Persimmon reveals falling demand and prices as UK housing market falters
The Charles Church owner said tougher selling conditions have seen private market prices drop by around 2% in the six weeks to November 7.Shares in the Charles Church owner fell 8% on Tuesday morning as it said the average weekly sales rate per outlet in the private market dropped to 0.6 between July 1 and November 7, down from 0.78 a year earlier – and fell further to 0.48 in the most recent six weeks.
The financial supervision BaFin wants to better protect consumers from excesses on the financial market. "Because it is more courageous, innovative and, if necessary, even more biting for the interests of the totality of consumers," explained Thorsten Pötzsch, who heads the security supervision area at BaFin, on Tuesday at the presentation of the new consumer protection strategy of the authority . © Boris Roessler/dpa The Logo of the BaFin (Federal Financial Service Supervisory Authority): The financial supervision wants to better protect consumers. In this,
Bafin takes care of expanding its market observation in order to “recognize relevant topics earlier”. In addition to complaints from customers of banks, insurers and securities service providers, insights from test purchases should also be incorporated there. During the so -called mystery shopping, trained buyers appear as consumers to get advice.
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wants to sharpen the supervision of the observation of digital business and sales models. "Bafin will further strengthen its understanding of this and in particular on the use of algorithms and artificial intelligence," says the strategy.
consequence from Wirecard scandal
In addition, Bafin wants to strengthen financial competence. «Bafin has started to modernize and improve its information channels in order to achieve more consumers and to specifically address consumer groups in need of protection. This includes the expansion of the performance on social media, »explained the authority. Overall, the financial supervision made it clear: "Bafin uses its supervisory instruments consistently, innovatively and courageously to determine facts and to dismiss the grievances."
The reorganization of the Bafin is a consequence of the Wirecard scandal. The financial supervision had been accused of not noticing the financial service provider's billion -dollar fraud. The then Bafin President Felix Hufeld was subsequently replaced by Mark Branson, formerly head of the Swiss financial supervision Finma.
UK's best-selling car set to be British-made for first time in 24YEARS .
The Nissan Qashqai has moved 4,500 units clear of the Vauxhall Corsa at the top of the sales charts with one month remaining. The last time a UK-made car was the best seller was back in 1998.The Sunderland-built Nissan Qashqai SUV was the most popular new car entering the roads in November and has extended its full-year lead at the top of the sales charts, moving 4,500 units clear of last year's favourite, the Vauxhall Corsa.