UK Banking

UK Banks Need To Protect Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Jean Hatchet | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Jean Hatchet

Abusive men come in all shapes and sizes. Their tactics are less varied. The reason abused women can sit together and discuss abuse so easily is becau...

Real Families: Crucial For Policy Change

Jane Curtis | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Jane Curtis

The family unit has undergone big changes over the last 50 years. Today, almost half of UK adults aged between 20 and 24 are still living at home with...

Why Are Banks Stuck In The Dark Ages?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK
Alexandra Johnson

Photo Credit: Pixabay Home ownership is still a relatively new innovation in the UK, as is applying for a mortgage. Before 1832 any man who held fre...

Is The Future Of Banking With Blockchain Technology?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Tech
Alexandra Johnson

As you're probably aware by now, the beauty of blockchain technology is in it's decentralisation - where no single person or computer has ultimate control over it. All cryptocurrency creation and transactions are open source, controlled by code and rely on peer-to-peer networks. Most currencies in circulation today are controlled by a centralised government and are regulated by a third party.

Donald Trump's Vision Of A Post-Brexit Trade Deal Could Be Very Bad For Britain

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK

“Brexit has caused a lot of uncertainty, a lot of confusion,” Emanuel Adam, director of trade and policy at British American Business, says. Last ...

Investor Money Leaving City 'Bigger Risk To London's Status Than Bank Moves'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK

Investors pulling money out of The City pose a greater risk to London’s financial dominance than banks exiting the UK because of Brexit, according t...

Border Control: The Impact Of Brexit On Banks And Their Data

David Richards | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech
David Richards

Whatever incentives the UK government might offer to try to keep European and global financial centres in London after Brexit, a number of banks are already looking to relocate to alternative bases within the EU.

Barclays And The SFO: The Importance Of Independence

Robert Barrington | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Robert Barrington

The Serious Fraud Office investigation into Barclays has rumbled on for some years, and it has now finally been announced that charges have been broug...

Why Eating According To Your DNA Is The Future

Nick Popovici | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Popovici

The restaurant is a global first in that via an iPad in store, the app or from a personal computer customers are given the choice of over 9 billion meal combinations. The idea is that our taste preferences and nutritional needs vary not only from person to person but from day to day.

Labour Wants To Raise Billions Though A 'Robin Hood Tax' To Help Fund Public Services

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK

Labour has announced it will introduce a ‘Robin Hood Tax’, which they expect could raise £26 billion over the course of the next parliament, to i...

'Bank Of Mum And Dad' Housing Boom Criticised For 'Entrenching Inequality'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

News that the ‘Bank Of Mum and Dad’ will pump £6.5 billion into property transactions this year has reignited debate over Britain’s “broken...

6 Huge Brexit Deals Theresa May Now Has Just 2 Years To Make After Triggering Article 50

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics

With Article 50 triggered, Theresa May now has two years to carry out the most complex set of negotiations in UK history. The future of Britain’s tr...

Gender Pay Rules: What If No One Hears You Scream?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

So, this is how it will be: firms reveal embarrassing disparities in gender pay and nobody raises an eyebrow. Schroders, the very large fund manageme...

The Future Of Financial Education: The Financial Sector Needs To Step-up

Clint Wilson | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Parents
Clint Wilson

Yet helping young savers stay safe is not the same as helping them become financially responsible. In this regard, the industry could do more. For instance, payment products should ensure that regular balance updates are provided via text or a mobile app to help a child keep on top of their spending.

People Are Pretty Dubious About HSBC'S Claims That 4-Year-Olds Earn Two Grand A Year

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

HSBC has been widely ridiculed for suggesting that the average 25-year-old could afford a deposit on a house as long as save a quarter of everything t...

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 24.09.2017 | 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.'