At the beginning of this year, with the UK economy stuck in stagnation and seemingly no end in sight to the Coalition government's controversial austerity programme, the chances of a Conservative majority after the 2015 general election looked slim. Fast forward, and a fundamentally altered story emerges.
Apart from maybe the big six energy companies, I don't know any type of business which gets more bad press than payday loan companies. Anyone you speak to - in the pub, on the school run or in the office - has an extremely negative view of them, yet as much as £1.8 billion is being lent a year by payday loan companies and some (yes you Wonga!) have interest rates as high as 5,853% APR. Disgraceful!
The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it will use the Treasury's Funding For Lending scheme to boost its Manufacturing Fund. The fund, which was...
The strategy behind this non-profit organisation not only avoids wasting our landfill sites with those 'was once useful' tools, but Streetbank.com has become so much more than that. People actually have a conversation. They smile. They have cups of tea; like the good old days, when neighbours would chat over their fences and watch out for your cat.