UK Banking

Mobile Banking Is More Than Just An App

Mark Grainger | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Grainger

How often do you visit your bank branch? I'm going to guess it's a lot less frequently than you used to, say, five years ago. And you wouldn't be alone - figures show that daily visits to branches have fallen by 32% since 2011 and the number of times people visit a branch is set to almost halve by 2020 as more people favour their smartphones to manage their finances.

30K Bank Staff And £1.5tn Of Assets Could Leave London After Brexit, Report Warns

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics

Up to 30,000 banking staff and £1.5trillion of assets could leave London after Brexit, according to a study published today. The stark warning comes ...

'Treat Banks Like Pay-Day Lenders' Rachel Reeves Calls For A Cap On Overdraft Fines

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Politics

Banks should be forced to cap unauthorised overdraft fines, a Labour MP will demand this week as she urges the Government to tighten up the law. Curre...

Are We Looking After The Gig Economy?

Rich Wagner | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Rich Wagner

So the next time you're booking a long weekend away, taking a taxi ride or getting some shelves fixed, make sure you play your part to ensure this exciting and evolving industry continues to spearhead the UK economy for years to come.

Why I Gave Up My Debit Card And Haven't Looked Back

Oscar Williams | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Oscar Williams

I first came across the "challenger bank" through friends. At the end of a lunch out, my pal Muhsin got out a bright orange card to pay the bill. The waiter instantly recognised it - once you've seen it, you can't un-see it - and the pair started chatting about its merits.

The Rise Of Facebank - Why Social Banking Is Here To Stay

Michiel Lely | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Michiel Lely

Social banking will allow users to access online banking services using their social media account credentials via the bank's normal homepage and log in portal. They would then check their balance, make transactions and view any other information as normal.

The Evolution Of The Revolution: How Mobile Is Changing Consumer Habits

Marta Krupinska | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Have a think about the last time you looked at your phone? How many times have you used it in the last hour, or day? Nottingham Trent University found we look at our phones about 85 times a day. What did you last use your phone for? To make a call? Probably not.

Urgent Warnings Issued To Tesco Bank Customers After 'Criminal' Hack

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Tesco Bank has stopped online transactions for its customers amid a “criminal” hacking attack that’s seen hundreds of pounds taken from accounts...

Finance Modernised By Bitcoin - Part 1

Paul McNeil | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

Economies have controlled almost all aspects of human life ever since money was introduced to society. Money makes the world go around and money is power, and power is money. Any escaping of this principle is nearly an impossible effort, unless of course, you have chosen to live in the wild.

What We Follow On Social Media May Be Holding Women Back

Edwina Dunn | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech
Edwina Dunn

But in a world where we constantly ask why it is that women don't 'reach higher' in their careers and with their ambitions, it may be worth thinking about more examples of what successful women look like - what they do. It would be uplifting to see more women say 'if she has done that, maybe I can too.'

The Divide - A Document Of Our Time

Mik Scarlet | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Katherine Round's film explores a key issue of the modern age, the ever growing gap between the "have's" and "have not's", our obsession with wealth and the growing feeling that capitalism isn't working. It is shot beautifully, and this cinematography embraces and cuddles you as you follow the lives of people on both sides of the wealth divide.

The Irresistible Rise of Nige

Bex Felton | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Politics
Bex Felton

So welcome back Nigel Farage: the face of acceptable bigotry and daytime drinking. It looks like we missed you.

The Government Are Banking on Digital

Dan Andersson | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Andersson

Banks have dined out for centuries on being that reliable secure connection for our money, take that away from them and make it an instant automated process and, at least in theory, you're taking away their reason to exist.

Is Parity for Women in the City a Pipe Dream?

Sophia Morrell | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Sophia Morrell

Will we ever have gender equality in financial services? Genuine equality - parity of earnings, representation on boards and recognition of women's talent, merit and contribution, in exactly the same way men have enjoyed since the City began?

No, Brexit Isn't a Risk to the City

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I understand that the 'in' campaign feels the need to scaremonger on these issues; after all, it is their primary tactic on the economy. Is there any substance to their claims? I don't see it.

Let HSBC Go, We Don't Need Them

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Youssef El-Gingihy

So the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation have decided to stay put in the UK. Should we start the celebrations? Or perhaps we should put the champagne on ice. Because, wait for it, yes trickle-down economics doesn't actually work.

The Waugh Zone February 15, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday February 15, 2016… 1) BLANK CHECK Who says threatening to withdraw from Europe doesn’t work? Ju...

'The Big Short'

Rick Edwards | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rick Edwards

Last weekend I watched, and loved, The Big Short, a film based on the book of the same name by Michael Lewis, which describes a group of disparate outsiders who each spotted the colossal financial malfeasance which gave rise to the banking and housing crisis of 2008. The writer-director Adam McKay manages to create a hilarious, sharp, clear and compelling movie, all the more impressive given that the subject matter is, frankly, pretty dry and horrendously complex - riddled with acronyms and nuanced money manipulations in identikit boardrooms.

Fintech: Transformation, or Global Revolution?

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

It's also easy to overstate the extent of the step change in the West. Yes, I can now move my money around more simply and quickly, borrow from different people than before, or check my balance with my phone - not my laptop.

Bankers: Is It Business as Usual?

Rob Marris | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Rob Marris

The Chancellor should have stuck to his guns, and done the fair thing for the British people - regulate and tax the banks properly. As it is, the Bank of England & Financial Services Bill signals a major retreat by the Chancellor from what was until now his own policy. Thus, whilst he stands firmly behind his failed austerity (National Debt up 60% in his six years in charge), he is going soft on banks.

Women in Business Q&A: Monique Herena, Senior Executive Vice President, BNY Mellon

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

Monique R. Herena is a Senior Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and the company's Chief Human Resources Officer. As Senior Executive Vice Preside...

Osborne's Present to Senior Bankers

Richard Burgon | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Burgon

It would be dangerous to presume that everything is now just fine with our banking system. It is a huge risk to assume that it's safe to return to 'business as usual'. Politicians who believe that all we need to is to return to 'letting the bankers get on with it' may come to regret taking this view. But with memories of the 2008 banking crisis fading in some quarters, it seems that the Conservative Government thinks it can start to undo that good and necessary work.

My Money, My Life - A Rallying Cry Against Financial Abuse

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Sandra Horley CBE

Domestic violence is often more than physical violence alone. A physical assault can be easy to identify but other ways of controlling a person are more insidious and can be harder for victims to recognise. This is often because these controlling behaviours are so embedded within normative beliefs about the roles of men and women. Financial abuse falls into the latter category.

Why Bank Bosses Partying at Gleneagles Is a Crisis Warning Indicator

Ian Fraser | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK
Ian Fraser

What is it about the Gleneagles Hotel and the Scottish banks? Is there something in the water at the opulent 1920s Perthshire spa and golfing resort - or perhaps in the generous single malt Scotch whiskies that are often served there - that causes Scottish bankers to lose their minds and embark on crazily ambitious growth plans?

The Best Bank Accounts For Students - And What They're Offering

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Nguyen | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

This year Save the Student has revealed its list of top banks best in value for students. This is especially useful for those who are thinking of o...