UK retail sales increased 0.3% between September and October, but year-on-year growth fell by 0.3%, official statistics reveal. The figure was expected to decline 0.6%. But non-food stores, particularly spending in second-hand goods stores such as charity shops, auction houses, antiques and fine art dealers, helped the month-on-month uplift. However, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed food store spending contributed to the 0.3% decline seen in the year to October 2017.
Brightstar Financial has launched four exclusive, specialist residential and buy-to-let mortgage products under its Private Label brand. The products include a credit repair loan, funded by Bluestone, which rewards payments over a five-year term with an undisclosed but diminishing product rate of up to 90 bps at each stage, a buy-to-let which is simultaneously a first and second charge product and a bridging and buy-to-let product.
Skipton Building Society has launched a pilot offering mortgage advice via video link, including a document and screen-sharing service from four of its branches making the service available in-branch or at home. After customer feedback, the UK’s fourth biggest mutual plans launches in a further 21 branches beyond the four pilot high street outlets in Newcastle, Skipton, Guildford, and Leeds.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".