UK Finance

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 28.07.2016 | 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 | Phillip Othen | Posted 28.07.2016 | 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...

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.

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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.