UK Finance

International Students Need a Financial Safety Net

Shreya Paudel | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shreya Paudel

We need all political parties to look at the mandatory financial protection scheme as a matter of moral responsibility to protect international students in the UK, who do not have any safety net to fall into in case of any organisational failure of their institution or conflict in their home country.

Richest 1% to Earn more than Other 99%

Jack Kershaw | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Jack Kershaw

But does this mean for those of us who, may not be in the top 1%, but have certainly earned our fair share of wealth?

Osborne Is Really Struggling To Sort Out The Public Finances

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne's struggle to sort out the public finances has become even harder as new figures show that both borrowing and debt is still rising. ...

Disrupting Davos

Simon Zadek | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Simon Zadek

My Davos this year fits this picture. I am co-leading a two-year inquiry established by the United Nations Environment Program into how to change financial and capital markets in ways that align the behavior of lenders and investors with our need to live inclusively within our planetary boundaries.

George Osborne's Latest Idea Is 'Madness'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne's proposed law to ensure the public finances should be in surplus in "normal years" has been panned as "risible" and "madness" by exper...

What Lies Ahead for the Global Economy in 2015?

John Bowman | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK
John Bowman

As 2013 came to a close, who would have guessed that oil prices were heading towards $40 a barrel, sending oil-rich economies into chaos and driving investors out of emerging markets? What will the next year bring?

Britain: A Nation of Startups

Stuart Rock | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Stuart Rock

There's a fresh generation in Britain - of all ages - who currently more likely to be determined and optimistic. Because those are the qualities you need to start and run a business. It's not about being original and inventive, it's about getting out there and doing it. And more of us are.

Putting Financial Inclusion at the Heart of the Development Agenda for 2015 and Beyond

Sevi Simavi | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK
Sevi Simavi

Approximately 2.5 billion people across the world do not have a bank account, the majority of whom are women. This means that, all too often, female entrepreneurs cannot access basic financial services.

Productively Lazy?

Dominic Irvine | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Dominic Irvine

You could be forgiven for thinking that we in the UK are a lazy bunch.

Schoolboy Who Claimed To Make Millions Trading On Stock Market 'Made It All Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The student who claimed to have made millions trading stocks in his lunch break "made it all up" and says he is sorry to his parents for lying. Moh...

Bank Governor Facing Humiliation Over Inflation

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney faces the humiliating prospect of having to explain to George Osborne why the Bank of England has failed to keep inflation under control a...

Micro Business Owners of the EU Must Stand Together

Soozi Baggs | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Soozi Baggs

The senior civil servants, politicians, and people who drafted the legislation do not understand how micro-level ecommerce works.

The Business of Creativity

Caroline Norbury | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Caroline Norbury

Trust the creativity of people - because that doesn't just build new businesses, it builds stronger communities, and will foster yet more of the creativity that is one of the hallmarks of our country.

The State of the Music Industry

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So alright, we're clearly not spending as much money on music as we used to. Maybe it's not that big of an interest or concern for some people, but it certainly is for me. To phrase it briefly, music (and other art forms) is a form of emotional expression, which can unite people across the world.

Foreign Students Wrongly Handed £5.4m Of Taxpayer-Funded Loans

PA | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Foreign students were handed taxpayer-funded loans and grants worth £5.4m to which they were not entitled, a public spending watchdog revealed. Th...

New EU VAT Regs Seriously Threaten Small Businesses

Soozi Baggs | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Soozi Baggs

There are several issues with the logistics of this - especially for micro businesses (a business being run by a single person) using the most basic sales software.

Middle Income Families - Too Poor for University?

Becky Hopper | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Next time you hear someone explain that they 'can't afford to go to university' because they're from a low income family, please introduce them to the calamity that is Student Finance England.

How To Make Christmas Dinner Cost Just £2.66 Per Head

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While you might dread the effects that Christmas gift shopping and festive outfit splurges have on your bank balance, there's one way you can claw bac...

Why Banks and Businesses Are Growing Apart

Anil Stocker | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Anil Stocker

The Trends in Lending report released last month by the Bank of England shows that as recently as August banks were still taking more money in from UK businesses than they were lending out. Over the last 12 months net lending to small and medium-sized businesses has been negative at £-0.4 billion.

Book Review: 'Heaven's Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance', By Harris Irfan

Faisal Hanif | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
Faisal Hanif

Given that transparency is the one thing most people want from financial institutions in the post recession era, a book whose title evokes secrecy may be somewhat of a repellent. And yet Harris Irfan's work is perhaps the most accessible insight into a maligned and mysterious industry.

'We Have No Mortgages, Therefore We Don't Care' - A Look At How Millennials Are Reinventing Our World

Matthew Phillips | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Politics
Matthew Phillips

This week, creative agency, Rufus Leonard launches 'Rufus Reinvents' - an annual event that invites millennials to tackle an industry ripe for change....

Immigrant Data Bound To Give Ukip A Headache

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

Immigrants from Eastern Europe contributed £5 billion to the UK economy over an 11-year period, according to new research data. The research showe...

Does a Dedicated ISA Make Peer to Business Lending More Appealing?

Sean O'Meara | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Tech
Sean O'Meara

This would effectively create a hybrid kind of ISA, one which blends the benefits of both cash and shares. But for someone considering peer-to-peer lending to amplify a modest savings portfolio, is the extra potential return worth the exposure?

Difficulty Closing an Account?

Peter Morgan | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK
Peter Morgan

The intention of this proposal is to provide adequate documentation to keep financial records and also to provide legal disclaimers for the purposes of protecting the account operator and user in a court of law if legal action was taken against them....

Think Your Boss Doesn't Deserve Their Big Pay Packet? You May Be Right...

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

The pay of company directors has increased almost twice as fast as for workers and by even more compared with pre-tax profits of their firms, accordin...