UK Finance

Better Financial Education And Budgeting Skills Best Way To Escape The 'Jams' Jar

Mutaz Qubbaj | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Mutaz Qubbaj

"No Jam today", "pump up the Jams", Chancellor in a Jam": an initially staid acronym for 'Just About Managing' families coined by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer has morphed into a major political buzzword in just a matter of days. At its current growth rate, it's got all the ingredients of a meme.

Theresa May's Brexit Plan Could Leave Firms In 'No Man's Land', CBI Boss Warns

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May is damaging business by leaving employers “uncertain” over their access to talented European workers, the head of the CBI warned today...

How The Information Revolution Delivered Trump To The World

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kerim Derhalli

In the long run, the prospect of higher global debt levels, a more imbalanced global economy led by the US and the potential for the inflation genie finally to be leaking out its bottle after eight years of unprecedented monetary stimulus is alarming. The coming bust will be the biggest in human history.

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.

London's Landmarks Should Be For Everyone, So Why Do They Cost So Much?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

Ah, London. With its Bridge, Tower, Dungeon, parks, palaces and M&M's World, it just might be the most culturally rich city on the planet. The problem is that people have to actually be rich to visit any of these great landmarks.

How Consumers Quake In The Face Of Credit Issues

Jacqueline Dewey | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Jacqueline Dewey

What is it that you think makes Brits worry when it comes to their cash? Is it concerns over the rise and fall of sterling? Issues about house prices ...

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 Pound Is Doing So Badly It's Now The 'Official Opposition To UK Government' Says Analyst

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK

The pound has suffered a mysterious sudden collapse, causing one expert to say the foreign exchange market bears an “uncanny resemblance to the five...

Fix Appliances With Internet Guides To Save A Fortune

By Ruth D'Alessandro, commercial writer | Phillip Othen | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Calling out a professional to fix an appliance is expensive, which is why many of us feel it’s not worth it and simply buy a new one. What if we cou...

Apps And Gadgets That Are Revolutionising Online Banking

PROMOTED BY CLYDESDALE, by Ruth D'Alessandro, commercial writer | Phillip Othen | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Do you bank online? If so, you’re among the 60% of UK adults who do. When internet banking was first introduced by Nationwide in 1997, it was hailed...

The Tories Are Prepared To Let Tax Evasion Run Rampant - Only A Corbyn-Led Government Will Tackle Dodgers

Rebecca Long-Bailey | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Rebecca Long-Bailey

Instead of playing this tax avoidance game, we have to call tax avoidance what it is: tax dodging. It is wrong. At a time of deep economic insecurity after years of austerity economics, ensuring that enough tax is raised is a matter of national security. A Corbyn-led Labour government will make the changes that are necessary to make a difference.

Why August Is Still The Best Month For Buying A New Car

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You can’t put it off any longer. You need a new car, and soonish. A record 1.42 million new cars were sold in the UK in the first six months of 2016...

When Do We Broach The Difficult Topic Of 'The Future'?

Dr Mark Winwood | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Winwood

We all know the old adage 'a problem shared is a problem halved' but can having an open and honest conversation really make you feel better? Can it in fact make you healthier or bring you greater wellbeing?

Making The Most Of The Good Weather Without Spending A Fortune

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Let’s face it, we don’t see much sunshine in Britain. With the UK averaging 1,500 hours of annual sunshine against 2,875 for southern Spain, it’...

Exercise For Free: Recreate Your Gym At Home

By Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Your gym membership is up for renewal. Be honest, now – how many times have you used it in the last year? According to research by thinkmoney, nearl...

How to Choose the Best Student Bank Account

Hannah Maundrell | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Maundrell

Banks will do everything they can to entice you into taking out a student account with them. They'll offer of railcards, gift vouchers and even cold hard cash to win you over. It might seem tempting but you should weigh up whether or not those things will save you more money in the long run vs a better overdraft deal.

Why Brexit May Actually Be Good News For Small Businesses

Liz Johnson | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Liz Johnson

I started my business at the onset of the recession in 2008; I'm no stranger to managing uncertainty. But the UK's recent decision to leave the EU is a curve ball, particularly for an importing company like mine.

How UK Businesses Can Flourish In A Post-Brexit World

Written by Shihab S Joi, commercial writer | Phillip Othen | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK

If you run a small or medium sized enterprise (SME), then these are uncertain times. With the sterling dropping and the national minimum wage rising, ...

Why Overspending On A First Date Can Be A Turn-Off

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

So you’ve finally plucked up the courage to ask the person you’ve fancied for ages out, and they said yes. Woot! Now you’ve got to make sure tha...

My Big Smoke Dream Up In Smoke

Jess Melia | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Jess Melia

I was in London recently for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child; spoiler alert - it was fabulous! I came back to Leeds like a wizard who had just caught his first Golden Snitch. Giddier than a Weasley in Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop. As excitable as Hagrid when the loveable Fang runs through the forest and into his giant arms. Like a...well, you get the picture.

How These Stay-At-Home Parents Afforded To Give Up Their Day Jobs

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents

For many considering becoming a stay-at-home parent, one worry that may prevent them from taking the plunge is money. Going down from two incomes to o...

Future Proof Your Teens: Money Lessons They Need to Know

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you simply say ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’ to your teens, chances are they’ll either literally or metaphorically put their fingers in the...

What Your Childhood Toys Could Now Be Worth

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Holding a tea party for all your My Little Ponies, forgetting to feed your Tamagotchi, being the first in class to get a Game Boy... You’ve probably...

Affordable Last Minute Summer Holiday Destinations

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There are loads of wallet-friendly places in the UK, Europe and even further afield you can visit on the spur of the moment. In fact, it’s cheaper t...

James O’Brien Scolds Brexiters Who Rubbished Experts But Now Listen To Them

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK

James O'Brien has launched a storming attack on people who voted in favour of Brexit for asking the Bank of England to steer the country through econo...