UK Currency

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

Inventor Behind New Fivers Says Being Upset Over Non-Vegan Notes Is 'Absolutely Stupid'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK

The Australian inventor of the polymer used on the new fiver has said the row over traces of animal fat in the note is “absolutely stupid”. It cam...

Bank Of England's Note Supplier Working On 'Potential Solutions' To Animal Fat Fivers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK

The Bank of England has said its supplier is working on “potential solutions” after more than 100,000 people signed a petition calling on them to ...

Animal Fat In £5 Note 'Utterly Unacceptable', Says Hindu Forum Of Britain

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

The use of a derivate of animal fat in the new £5 note is “totally and utterly unacceptable”, the Hindu Forum of Britain has said, following reve...

Turns Out The New £5 Note Isn't Acceptable To Vegans Or Vegetarians

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK

Vegetarians and vegans have been left horrified after it was revealed that the new £5 note contains a derivative of animal fat. This was revealed whe...

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.

The Pound Is Now 'Toxic' Amidst Hard Brexit Fears And Is Set To Get Worse

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK

Any hopes of the pound recovering after Friday’s “flash crash” were smashed at the opening of markets on Monday morning as trade-weighted Sterli...

The Falling Value Of The Pound: What It Means For Us

Vikram Kumar Khosla | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Vikram Kumar Khosla

As the ambiguity continues, the short and long term effects are yet to be seen clearly and what sale they are at, so overall it is early to come to a conclusion. Nevertheless, the recovery of the pound will take some time and will come at a price.

Muhammad Ali's Brexit Insights

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe" Muhammad Ali The Greatest champion of all times passed away ...

If You're Planning A Trip To Europe Soon, Here's What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK

Holidaymakers have been scrabbling to buy up foreign currency over fears the pound could fall further after Britain voted to leave the European Union....

Who Deserves Their Face On A Bank Note - As Voted For By YOU

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK

The full design of the new £5 banknote featuring Sir Winston Churchill has been unveiled today. The new fiver will be issued in September, and in a...

What is the Value of Money?

Lewis Worrow | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Today, almost every country uses a system of fiat money, which we may define as "currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but is no...

50,000 People Think Changing Australian Currency To 'Dollarydoos' Is Actually A Good Idea

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

Tens of thousands of people have backed a campaign to change Australia's national currency to 'Dollarydoos'. In a bid to save their countries 'plum...

Thatcher Should Be On US Bank Notes, Says Jeb Bush

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics

US Republican Presidential-hopeful Jeb Bush has claimed Margaret Thatcher should have her face featured on the $10 note. Jeb, the brother and son o...

Bitcoin Is the World's Most Dangerous Idea. Really?

Matthew Hussey | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

It's this infinite digital ledger system that has the potential to revolutionise how information is spread online. While many think this is still a few years into the future, many companies and individuals are using it today to protect their digital wares.

Trading: A Business!

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

There is no other business with the minimal overheads that trading has compared to the potential tax-free returns trading can give you in the time needed to maintain it is a business per day. It is a unique opportunity open to us all that rewards you handsomely if approached with the right mindset.

The Case for a More Competitive Pound

John Mills | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

It is very widely believed that lowering the value of the pound must increase inflation. Monetarists have always claimed that any gains in competitiveness from a lower currency must be offset by rapid price increases. But what might seem obvious needs to be checked against the economic statistics - and they tell a very different story.

How Can the UK Get Its Exchange Rate Down?

John Mills | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

In the UK we have real difficulty in facing up to having, arguably, the most overvalued currency in the world. We need to get our exchange rate down or we'll never secure sustainable long-term growth. But how does a government make this happen?

Don't Give Up Your Day Job!

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

Not yet anyway. Trading is a highly lucrative and empowering career choice but its application is very different to that of what we understand as "a...

New Technology Is Changing the Way We Manage Our Money

Alex Sullivan | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Sullivan

It's not often that those of us who work in the world of financial services get to say that we've made something that's pretty cool, but our new international payments app has really made me feel like it might be one of those times.

Put Currencies in Your Portfolio

Mike Baghdady | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
Mike Baghdady

Why shouldn't your portfolio have exposure to the largest and most important market in the World? The Foreign Exchange markets trades over $5 Trillion per day, and is super liquid and offers the volatility for solid, consistent profits.

The Power Of Compound Growth

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

Einstein said "Compounding is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it .... he who doesn't .... pays it". If you have been in trouble with a credit card then you would know what I mean. Investors, like Warren Buffet, and lesser-known, but hugely wealthy traders, like John W. Henry, have all learned to make compounding work for them with jaw-dropping results.

How a Currency Trader Plays the Ukraine Crisis

Mike Baghdady | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Mike Baghdady

Traders are chess players; watching and strategizing moves ahead of what is actually taking place. It takes patience and discipline to play the game successfully, but those virtues can pay off handsomely.

The Labour Party and the Currency Union Deceit

Alan Wyllie | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

Ed Balls deciding to join the the Tories and LibDems and apparently writing off the possibility of an Independent Scotland sharing a currency union with the rest of the UK is a low point for the Labour party.

Political and Economic Battles Take Centre Stage in Japan

Jeremy Cook | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Tokyo's election will go the way the LDP want them to. It will take a lot longer to make the Japanese economy do the same...