UK Currency

Tesco Offers Helping Hand To Ease 'Chaos' Of Old £1 Coin Deadline

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco has confirmed it will continue accepting old round pound coins after they cease to become legal tender. The firm will allow cu...

Here's What You Can Do With Your Old £1 Coin Ahead Of The Deadline

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK

The deadline for spending the old £1 coin is just a week away (though everyone still seems a little confused about this), so it’s time to get rid o...

The Tenner In Your Pocket, And Why We Need To See More Women Everywhere

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

There are only four banknotes - £5, £10, £20 and £50. The new polymer £20 is due out in 2020, which will just leave the £50 to be replaced (no date has yet been set for that). Would it really be that difficult to have an understanding that there should be two women and two men at any one time?

The Difference In What You Could Buy When The Old £10 Note Came Out Is Truly Depressing

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK

Brits are preparing to get their hands on the new polymer £10 notes, featuring beloved British author Jane Austen. The new tenner, set to be released...

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The New £10 Note

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK

It’s been all change with our...erm...change this year, and we’ve got one more new note to come - the £10. The new tenner will be the second poly...

Pound Slips Following Projection Predicting Hung Parliament

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK

The pound has slid against the euro and the dollar following the publication of a new projection which predicted the Tories could lose their majority ...

How Will The General Election Impact The City? Answer: It Won't

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Politics
Kerim Derhalli

In this strange dystopian present, the one constant has been inconsistency, and many firms, big and small, in the finance world have learned to expect the unexpected. So, for all this change on the political and economic scenes, the City has actually become one of the more stable epicentres on which the UK's global future continues to rest.

Some People Are Trying To Make Money Selling 'Broken' New £1 Coins

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK

The new £1 coins have been touted as the most secure yet - but it appears that some of the coins may have already broken. A number of postings have a...

BrexitWatch For Travel: What Should Consumers Expect Next?

Frank Brehany | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Frank Brehany

The triggering of Article 50, setting out the intention of the UK to leave the European Union, has started a very complex and difficult time ahead, no...

This Is What You Need To Know If You Still Have An Old £5 Note

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK

There was quite some commotion caused by the new £5 note when it was brought into circulation back in September last year. Between John Humphrys chew...

New Politics, New Banking, New World

Dan Andersson | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

The anti-establishment tide across the world isn't just restricted to the world of politics; it's also sweeping away traditional fintech and allowing digital currencies to flourish.

Pound Plummets After Theresa May's Latest Brexit Comments

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK

Sterling has weakened against the Euro and US dollar after Prime Minister Theresa May failed to dispel speculation Britain is heading for a so-called ...

The Changing Face Of Currency

Jess Melia | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Jess Melia

The new £1 coin comes into circulation in March this year and it is a striking example of how money is evolving and changing. The new coin is dubbed one of the most secure in the world due to a string of security features which are aimed at reducing the risk of counterfeit coins being produced.

Over £433m Pound Coins Tucked Away In Jars And Pockets Will Soon Be Worthless

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK

The deadline for spending the current issue pound coins has been announced. A new design of pound coin, announced late last year, will launch in March...

One Of The £5 Notes Worth £50,000 Has Been Found By A Welsh Grandma

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

A £5 note which could be worth as much as £50,000 has been found by a grandmother in south Wales. The note is one of four to feature a tiny engraved...

A £5 Note Worth £50,000 Was Spent In A Pie Shop In Leicestershire

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK

A £5 note which could be worth as much as £50,000 was spent in a pie shop in Melton Mowbray, it has been revealed. The note is one of four to featur...

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 18.08.2017 | 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 30.06.2017 | 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 ...