UK Currency

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 09.01.2017 | 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 18.08.2016 | 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?