UK Finance

Are Peer-to-Peer Lenders in the UK Being Compensated for the Risk They Take?

Salman Shaheen | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK
Salman Shaheen

Peer-to-peer lending is a booming market in the UK. According to the Peer 2 Peer Finance Association, cumulative lending at the end of the second qu...

HSBC Banking Glitch Could Mess Up Your Bank Holiday Weekend Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

Thousands of HSBC customers could be facing a long weekend without their monthly salary, after the bank revealed a banking glitch on Friday. In a p...

Freshers Finance: The Dos and Don'ts

Claire Beveridge | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Beveridge

A word of advice, do not leave university with more debt than you need to. Here are some pointers on how not to amass more red hanging around your neck.

Five Things You Need To Know About 'Black Monday'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

The world's second-largest economy tanked spectacularly this week, sending the Chinese stock market into free fall before causing shockwaves across th...

BoE Bank Rate Rise: The Case for the Whimper, Not the Bang

Michael Martins | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Michael Martins

The Bank of England must balance competing and intertwined global and domestic priorities. The longer it maintains low interest rates and high levels ...

Will Multinational Companies Save the Poor?

Lord Michael Hastings | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Lord Michael Hastings

Reflections on the Financing for Development Conference On the 13th - 16th July 2015 Heads of State met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to decide where the ...

Do You Lie to Your Partner About Money?

Zahra Razavi | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

As much as I can appreciate that finances should be private to some extent, and that individuals have a right to be considered separately from their partners, I just can't imagine keeping a secret credit card or putting lots of effort into hiding big purchases from my partner on a regular basis. I certainly wouldn't dream of hiding £100,000 from him!

The Most Affordable UK University Cities

Dan Jones | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Jones

Starting university is stressful. Although it's a fair while since I went through the process, the daunting task isn't lost on me. The thorniest issues then remain constant now; for some it was the application process, for others achieving their grade expectations, and understandably for many of us, it was the cost.

Everything You Need To Know About The Dire State Of Student Finance In One Infographic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Research conducted by Save the Student has revealed one in five students gamble or sell their body for extra cash in order to meet spiralling universi...

Students Turn To Gambling, Medical Trials And Selling Their Bodies To Meet University Costs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

One in five students gamble or sell their body for extra cash in order to meet spiralling university costs, a survey has revealed. Young people are...

Financial Education Is Vital - But Not for the Reason You Think

Michael Mercieca | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Mercieca

If we could turn the page, start afresh and work together; commit ourselves to financial and enterprise education across the curriculum at all stages and do whatever it takes to really engage young people, perhaps will we see a new generation free from this crippling fear of debt and unemployment. Surely we have to try?

Why Pro Athletes May End Up Broke

Louis Saha | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Sport
Louis Saha

Although the public will revel in blaming the player's demise on a lavish lifestyle few can afford, many downfalls are a result of impressionable young athletes taking advice from supposedly reputable advisors who in reality have the ethics of a common criminal.

Seven Reasons to Feel Good About Britain's Entrepreneurial Economy

Stuart Rock | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Stuart Rock

This Friday, ten companies will make their final pitches in Virgin Media Business' Pitch to Rich competition. Although the event will take place in Sh...

Europe's Greatest Challenge? Understanding Its Mandate

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Gwalchmai

Understanding its mandate & not kowtowing to financiers or extremists. For the political leaders of the European Union, it's easy to lose perspective...

Meet The People Ready To Fund Your Social Enterprise

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

The word ‘grant’ usually precedes the word ‘wish’, and for many social enterprise ventures, it can feel like you'll need a huge sprinkling of ...

Things I Wish I'd Known About Money in My Twenties

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

In the last year of my twenties, the recession hit at the same time as I took a marketing position in the financial services sector. It made me realise that living in financial airy fairy land is not conducive to a healthy, happy life. My thirties have been spent trying to undo the damage I did the decade before.

Wonga Has Revamped Its Image And Banished The Granny Puppets

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

Payday lender Wonga has unveiled an all-new image with an advertising campaign featuring "hard-working dinner ladies and mums" after ditching its cont...

What To Look For When Choosing The Best Remortgage Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK

The mortgage market looks like an inviting place at the moment. Rates are at their lowest point for more than five years – and around half what they...

Crowdfunding - financial lending is a changing

Richard Armstrong | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Armstrong

Rewards based crowdfunding offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to have their idea validated by the crowd, obviously if there isn't much support shown the likelihood is you have a dud idea and you can move on to your next one, sparing any blushes.

15 Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your Home

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

The average person spends longer choosing their annual holiday than they do picking their new home. They typically have just one viewing - rarely last...

The Must-Read Guide To Buying Your First Investment Property

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK

From the budget, to the area and the home itself: here are the key questions property investors must ask themselves. One in five homes are now own...

A Foundation for Disasters?

Lord Michael Hastings | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK
Lord Michael Hastings

The Sendai Declaration may not be what people hoped for. It was, however, an agreement made by UN member states which, despite cynicism, means something. I believe the Sendai Declaration created a foundation and a meaningful if incomplete agreement is more of a foundation than a rejected solution.

Young People Who Aren't Registered To Vote Will Harm Credit Rating

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A lot has been said about the importance of getting young people to vote for the sake of the country, but here's another very good reason: it harms yo...

Incubator London: We are the World's FinTech Leaders and We Need to Brag About It

Ivan Massow | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ivan Massow

We must build on our incredible financial, FinTech and technology success. We must help ideas incubate from thought to reality, then retain startups when they are a success using our incredible financial services resource.

From Chief Bean Counter to Rock Star - The History of the CFO

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK
Andrew H. Harding

When Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google, posted a message announcing he was quitting his post to go travelling, the story became national news. In doing ...