Banks, insurers and other financial companies created almost 120 jobs every day over the past three months, making a mockery of Remainers' claims of a mass Brexit exodus. There were a total of 3,000 more jobs at financial and insurance companies in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the time of the Brexit vote. At the end of the second quarter, the total number of jobs stood at 1.094m, and had actually risen by 11,000 in just three months, official statistics show.
Shares in Provident Financial crashed nearly 70 per cent yesterday as it lost its boss, axed its dividend and issued a second profit warning in two months. A total of £1.7 billion was wiped off the value of the doorstep lender – leaving it worth just £874 million – as investors rushed to dump shares in the increasingly toxic company.
High Street banks are shutting more than ten branches a week in a wave of nationwide closures. The action will save the lenders millions – but force vulnerable customers to travel miles to get access to their money or sign up for internet services against their wishes. More than 550 outlets are being axed by leading lenders this year, according to figures compiled by the Mail and consumer group Which? This is on top of more than 1,000 branches that were shut in the previous two years.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".