UK Finance

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.

A Tax Package to Keep Us One Step Ahead of Google

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

The announcement by Google that it will magnanimously pay £130 million for the tax it has avoided since 2005 has rightly been greeted with outrage an...

Women in Business Q&A: Pat Cummings, Co-Managing Partner, Citrin Cooperman

Laura Dunn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Pat Cummings, CPA, is the co-managing partner of the New York City office of Citrin Cooperman, the 22nd largest accounting, tax, and advisory services...

Women in Business Q&A: Monique Herena, Senior Executive Vice President, BNY Mellon

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Monique R. Herena is a Senior Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and the company's Chief Human Resources Officer. As Senior Executive Vice Preside...

Make 2016 the Year of Positivity for General Practice

Dr Michelle Drage, MBBS, FRCGP | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Michelle Drage, MBBS, FRCGP

What a grim year 2015 was. A new Government (same Health Secretary); a new vision for the NHS (same money). But let's not dwell - new year, new start!...

Sports Directs' Critics Still Aren't Impressed With Its Latest 'PR Stunt'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Under-fire retailer Sports Direct has vowed to pay its employees above the national minimum wage from January 1 - but its critics don't seem to be won...

Tightening the Screws: How Can We Defeat ISIS?

Mike Yeomans | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Mike Yeomans

On Wednesday 3 December 2015, the British government voted to authorise military action against the Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS) over Syri...

Here's How To Make A January Budget You Can Stick To

Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

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Why Successful Entrepreneurs Should Back British SMEs

Justin Peters | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Tech
Justin Peters

Investing in small firms is risky business. But with the right strategy - and a bit of luck - rewards can be unlimited. British business investors can now benefit from government schemes which focus on tax breaks to help plough funding into unlisted firms.

How To Pitch In 10 Minutes To Gain Investment

Neeta Patel | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Neeta Patel

Standing up and presenting to an audience can be one of the most stressful things we do in our working lives, especially if the future of our business...

Where There's a Will There's a Way

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Imagine you needed to solve the greatest problem facing humanity; a problem that was universally acknowledged and whose solution was an urgent necessity. Most of us would do anything to save a person we love. Surely we would also spend any amount of money, mortgage our futures even, to save the planet, our life-support system, from catastrophic climate change? But with such commitment and devotion comes vulnerability. This is particularly so when it comes to the issue of climate finance.

The Telegraph's Latest 'Money Makeover' Will Make You Weep

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

The story of a couple who are concerned about their financial situation despite earning £190,000-a-year between them has been given short shrift. ...

10 Ridiculous Things Women Could Buy With Money They Miss Out On From Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

The gap between men's and women's earning is 14.2%, figures released to coincide with Equal Pay Day show. That revelation has been slammed as "shoc...

Modi's Capital Ambition

Gregor Irwin | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Gregor Irwin

Narendra Modi is coming to the UK for the first time as Indian Prime Minister, just two weeks after President Xi Jinping of China's state visit. He wi...

It's 2015 And British Women Will Be Working For Free For The Rest Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

From today, women in Britain will work the rest of the year for free. That's because today marks the point at which the average woman in full-time emp...

Money

Noelle Reno | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

My mother grew up near the poverty line and has maintained a sense of lack or overspending her whole life. My father grew up with plenty of money but in an environment that bred a heightened sense of frugality.

The Strategic Calculations Shaping Sino-British Relations

Gregor Irwin | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Gregor Irwin

The British government learnt a valuable lesson when Premier Wen visited the UK four years ago. In the run up to that visit Chinese officials were so ...

Chinese Nuclear Finance Deal: What Cameron Might Say to President Xi Jinping

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

I'm delighted to have discovered a leaked 'damage limitation' briefing, sent to David Cameron from advisers, ahead of his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week. The paper gives some useful advice on what Mr Cameron should say to 'extract' himself from a damaging and embarrassing deal involving Chinese finance for nuclear new build...

Luyendijk: Don't Blame the Bankers, It's the System That Must Change

Ian Fraser | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK
Ian Fraser

When trying to interview bankers and other City of London insiders for his Guardian banking blog three years ago - material which later formed the bas...

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...