UK Finance

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 18.11.2014 | 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 17.11.2014 | 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 13.11.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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 27.10.2014 | 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 27.10.2014 | 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...

Talking Young Enterprise at the Party Conferences

Michael Mercieca | Posted 15.12.2014 | 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 13.12.2014 | 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 24.11.2014 | 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 02.12.2014 | 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 02.12.2014 | 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 29.11.2014 | 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!