UK Banking

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 | George Bowden | Posted 07.11.2016 | 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 26.09.2016 | 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 22.02.2016 | 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 15.02.2016 | 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 09.02.2016 | 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 04.02.2016 | 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 01.02.2016 | 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 05.01.2016 | 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 24.12.2015 | 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 14.12.2015 | 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...

Dumb and Dumber: Banking Scam Shows Stunning Stupidity

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

We are still very naive about cyber crime, as the largest ever UK telephone banking scam makes painfully clear. A company big enough to have more tha...

Why Barclays Sacking Its Chief Executive Is Bad News for Us All

James Daley | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK
James Daley

Antony Jenkins was a breath of fresh air when he took the helm at Barclays three years ago. His humility and and commitment to change were in stark contrast to the brash arrogance of his predecessor Bob Diamond. He was one of the first big bank CEOs to talk seriously about cultural change and, more importantly, his words followed through into actions.

You Could Soon Log Into Your Bank Using Just Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech

The humble emoji could soon replace numerical passwords and make for safer online banking practices, according to British software company Intelligent...

Has the Tide Turned on the Criminals Running Banking?

Charlie Mullins | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

On Wednesday night in his Mansion House Speech the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, signaled the end to the 'culture of impunity' for those pin-striped villains known as bankers, who have for so long shown so much contempt for the law.

HSBC's Already Troubled Rep Is Taking Another Pasting

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

HSBC announced on Tuesday it is to axe up to 8,000 jobs in the UK as it seeks to restructure its global operations. Update - #HSBC chief executive ...

Most Of Us Still Freak Out At The Idea Of Using Our Phones As Wallets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

A study has found that the overwhelming majority of us still have reservations about using our smartphones to pay for things. The study -- carried ...