UK Finance

Talking Young Enterprise at the Party Conferences

Michael Mercieca | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK
Michael Mercieca

This year I attended both the Conservative and Labour Party conferences in my capacity as Chief Executive of the charity Young Enterprise.‭ ‬It‭'‬s now a couple of weeks since the conferences and I‭'‬ve had time to digest and reflect not only on‭ ‬what‭ ‬was achieved there but also‭ ‬where‭ ‬it was achieved.‭..

Bailing Out the Food Banks

Adam Hamdy | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Food bank use is rising almost as quickly as executive pay. If something isn't done to correct the worsening structural inequality in the economy, the government may find itself called upon to bail out the food banks and provide basic nutrition to people living in one of the richest nations in the world.

Online fraud - How Can We Protect Ourselves?

Gary Newe | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Whilst banks and financial institutions do their upmost to protect their customers, consumers do have a responsibility in the information they share. You are accountable for your own data and need to be careful what you do with it, how you share it and where you store it.

Think France Is 'Finished'? French PM Has Some 'Bad News' For You...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics

France will now see shops stay open on Sundays, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has revealed, in a bid to turn around the country's flagging economy. T...

Who's Leading the Crowd? The British

Nicola Horlick | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
Nicola Horlick

We Brits have a rapidly developing alternative finance sector, and specifically crowdfunding. This sector, in an era when banks on both sides of the Atlantic are failing borrowers and savers alike, is as necessary as it is cutting-edge and cool.

The Path of Financial Innovation

John Davis | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
John Davis

This year saw a record breaking crowd turn out to witness the cutting edge of Fin Tech innovation. So much so that the venue was changed to accommodate all that wanted to attend, and even then they sold out. With 1,450 people waiting in the auditorium, Finovate was ready to commence. ..

330,000 Wonga Customers Will Be Pretty Happy This Morning

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

Wonga is to write off the debts of hundreds of thousands of customers after admitting it made loans to people who could not afford to repay them. T...

Save Your Hard Earned Cash The Easy Way

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Unless you happen to be one of those enviable types who are just “naturally good with money”, you’ll be forever left wondering: a) where did the...

How Not to Stress About Money

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

The feeling of being trapped is a horrible feeling, when pushed into the corner we usually make irrational choices that further worsen the situation and prolong the suffering. If you're feeling trapped, with debts increasing and that light at the end of the tunnel is appearing further away then GET HELP! Remove any pride from your situation and reach out; you'll thank me if you do!

A Few Useless Words of Advice for Students

Alex McBride | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex McBride

I left it a 'bit late' till I realised that University was the only viable option left for me to spend my afternoons in bed and my early hours watching films I'd seen before and eating Rocky Road bites, but nevertheless, I'm here now and going into my second year at 23...

Cuts Are Crippling City Police's Ability To Nail Fraudsters

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics

Budget cuts are making it much harder for the police to tackle the rise in white-collar crime, new figures show. Figures compiled by the City law f...

#IndyRef Has Just Ruined Osborne And Carney's Trip To Australia

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne and Bank of England governor Mark Carney are no longer going to G20 talks in Australia so they can be in the UK for the Scot...

How Much Is Enough?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

'I want, I want, I want!' We all have greed for one thing or another. Are you aware of your 'wants'? When you get what you want, do you find yourself wanting more? And when you get it all, are you satisfied? For how long?

Personal Finance Education Is a Waste of Time, Right?

Michael Mercieca | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Mercieca

I know that any education about the mysterious world of money would have been gratefully received. For a start, it would have made maths lessons a whole lot more interesting - and a great deal more meaningful. Personal finance and money management is, after all, maths in action.

Brace Yourself for the Next Financial Crisis - And The One After That

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

In a recent speech Angela Merkel stated that "the danger of another financial crisis is already pre-scripted." She is right.

Asa Bennett

Business Leader Evokes Fears Of 'New Jacobite Wars' As Indy Vote Nears

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Politics

The imminent Scottish referendum risks similar tensions to what was seen in Scotland when the Jacobite rebellions took place, a business leader has su...

Millions Of You Want To Work More Hours But Can't

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

The number of Britons wanting to work more hours has hit a new high after a massive increase in the number of people classed as "underemployed", accor...

Payday Loans Leave Thousands More Struggling With Debts

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Payday loans are leaving thousands more people struggling with their debts in the past year, figures show. Debt charity StepChange said they dealt...

The Internet Is Drooling Over France's Ridiculously Good Looking Economy Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics

Emmanuel Macron has taken over as France's new economy minister with plans to rescue the country's ailing economy, but one thing has caught people's a...

IMF Chief Lagarde Charged In Corruption Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has been charged with "negligence" in a corruption investigation relating to her time ...

Salmond Will Hate What This Guy Has To Say About Scottish Independence

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence could lead to "capital flight" as savers rush to move their money out of the country, the chairman of HSBC has warned. Dougla...

Tech City or FinTech City? We Have a Decision

Daniel Lowther | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Lowther

Earlier this month saw the launch of Innovate Finance which has been created to "accelerate the UK's leading position in the global financial services sector, by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators." ... The government has shifted focus and has its sights firmly set on FinTech.

Bank of England - Confusion Reigns

Nick Beecroft | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Nick Beecroft

As I write, the likelihood of imminent rate rises in the UK still hangs in the balance, following the release of another strong set of employment figures and, shortly afterwards, a still surprisingly dovish Bank of England Quarterly Inflation Report, (QIR).

Russell Wants Your Help To Stop Big Business Profiting From Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics

Russell Brand has called on big banks, pension funds and other businesses to cut their investments or deals that "facilitate the oppression of people ...

Most Experts Say Scottish Independence 'Makes No Economic Sense'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond's Scottish independence plans have received a fresh blow as research found that most financial experts in Britain believe they make "no e...