Why do the rich have such poor credit scores?

It’s tough being rich, sometimes, believe it or not. Okay, so most of you will say ‘not’, but at Spear’s I took a wry look at the actual problem of why rich people have poor credit ratings. This piece (PDF) starts by asking why Alexander Hoare, scion of the private bank C Hoare & Co, couldn’t get a mobile … More Why do the rich have such poor credit scores?

Charlotte Eagar and the Syria Trojan Women Project

At Spear’s, I got to meet fascinating people from every field, but especially in philanthropy, which is a thriving and innovative world tackling dearth and despair. One of the most exciting I met was Charlotte Eagar, who had brought together a troupe of female Syrian refugees in Jordan to perform Euripides’ tragedy of the horrendous … More Charlotte Eagar and the Syria Trojan Women Project

See inside the £5.25m One Hyde Park flat which has been repossessed

First published on spearswms.com, I’m quite proud of this story: it’s been picked up by national and international media, from the FT and the Daily Mail to ITV and CNBC. It’s an unexpected situation, which has evoked, I suspect, a good dose of Schadenfreude. When you hear a house has been repossessed, London’s most expensive luxury … More See inside the £5.25m One Hyde Park flat which has been repossessed