UK Finance

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

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 21.07.2016 | 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...

How Different Supermarket Shoppers Will Vote In The EU Referendum

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK

A poll of British shoppers has revealed how those who frequent some of the nation's most popular supermarkets are likely to vote in the EU referendum....

Meet The 10 Brits Attending This Week's Secret Bilderberg Meeting

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

This week, around 130 of the world's most rich and powerful figures will gather at the top-secret Bilderberg conference in Dresden, Germany. The four...

Here's How To Plan For The Hidden Costs Of Buying A Home

The Huffington Post | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

While becoming a homeowner is ultimately a joyful and fulfilling experience, the property purchase process can be layered with hidden costs and outlay...

Bitcoin: A New Era for Responsible Investment?

Will Martindale | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Tech
Will Martindale

Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency, meaning that the database used to record Bitcoins are not centrally controlled. These systems are built using a 'distributed ledger', or 'blockchain', which is a decentralised public database collectively maintained by a network of people, known as 'miners', who run the software. There is no bank or country responsible for issuing Bitcoin meaning there's no central point that can fail.

Google Is Officially Banning Payday Loan Adverts

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Tech

Google has announced that it will no longer be showing payday loan adverts on its search results. This is the first time that Google has announced a g...

The Financial Fallout for Families Affected by Cancer Can Be a Terrifying Reality

Lynda Thomas | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lynda Thomas

Our new analysis shows that the average British family simply cannot afford to get cancer. Having the disease costs 4 in 5 patients an average of £570 per month. This is a combination of incurring extra costs such as travel to hospital or increased heating bills, as well as losing income if they are too ill to work.

Understanding 'le Brexit'

Stephen Clarke | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Stephen Clarke

The clichéd view of the French is that they are hostile towards new English words trying to migrate into their language. But this hasn't been true for quite a while now, as lovers of les smoothies (pronounced "smooty") and les wraps ("vrap") will confirm.

Win £1,000 Worth Of DIY Vouchers

The Huffington Post | Dave Leonard | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK

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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...

Women in Finance Need to Find More Confidence to Help Address the Gender Gap

Olivia Hill | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Olivia Hill

Following extra pressure reviewing gender inequalities when it comes to pay, the Government is calling on financial services employers to sign up to a...

The Government Are Banking on Digital

Dan Andersson | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Andersson

Banks have dined out for centuries on being that reliable secure connection for our money, take that away from them and make it an instant automated process and, at least in theory, you're taking away their reason to exist.

Can Social Enterprises Help Charities Be Financially Independent?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

How can charities raise funds without damaging their integrity or independence? This question has never been more pressing. The collapse of Kids Comp...

Sustainable Finance for the Real Economy

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

In December I attended a session at the Dutch National Bank (DNB) focused on creating a financial system that was able to energise investment in the c...

Redundancies Make Headlines - Missed Opportunities Should Too

Ben Hughes | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Ben Hughes

Whenever a well-known business announces redundancies of hundreds of jobs it makes the headlines. We all understand the horrifying impact these kinds of decisions have on people and communities. So imagine where the UK's recovery would be without the 100,000 jobs that exist thanks to responsible finance lenders over the past 10 years.

Louise Ridley

This Company Has Published Every Worker's Salary Online

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK

This is Joel. He's 28, and he earns $218,000 (£153,000) a year. Everyone knows that, because it's on this public spreadsheet. All the salaries are...

Bitcoin Could Be the Saviour of 'Meritocracy'

Eleanor Moss | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
Eleanor Moss

Our current economic system faces many problems. In 2007 we went through a major crash, for reasons way beyond most people's understanding. Interest rate setting, the Libor scandal, the subprime mortgage scandal and many other such activities, demonstrated a calamitous manipulation of the economy in their own interests by a bunch of 'financial experts' in suits.

Paupers and Princes Alike: The Changing Face of Litigation Funding

Andrew Brown | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Andrew Brown

Litigation funding has been around for a long time, and the face of it is changing. Where it was once seen as a distress purchase, for businesses without the necessary capital to fund costly litigation procedures, it is now being utilised by financially healthy organisations, who would rather avoid risk, choosing instead to use their capital elsewhere.

Maintenance Grants: What's All The Fuss About?

Kadie Eve | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Eve

Now don't get me wrong, I am no supporter of the Tories. But on this occasion I must ask students, is this really the most important thing to you? Is this really the worst thing this government has done to us? If you think so then I would like to send you back to 2010 when the Conservative majority government tripled our tuition fees.