UK Finance

How Can Billionaires Be a Force for Good?

John Low | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
John Low

In London alone you can walk through Coram's Fields, or shop at Columbia Road flower market, borrow a book from a library paid for by Carnegie, or study at the Cass Business School - all fruits of wealthy individuals moved to make a difference.

The Road to Identity 3.0: From Microsoft Passport to the Internet of Things

Patrick Salyer | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

The proliferation of connected devices, from connected cars to toothbrushes, has led to a new ecosystem of gadgets that must be able to communicate with each other in order to work and create personalised user experiences effectively.

Why Our Heart Is Still on the High Street

Graeme Yorston | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK
Graeme Yorston

Between January and September 2014, town centres across the UK saw 964 shop closures - two-and-a-half times the amount recorded for the whole of 2013, according to a study by accountancy firm PwC. This has led many to question what it is that consumers actually want, and how financial institutions such as ours can tailor their offering accordingly.

Why Do We Break Our Backs to Survive in London?

Thom James | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thom James

As city natives, we're used to an unhealthy mix of stress and mundanity on a daily basis. We've built an immunity to happiness: but this is probably due to the fact we've realised the lengths we have to go to to pay our monthly rent, which must be paid on top of bills, on top of living costs: food, water, transport.

Should the HSBC Scandal Spell the End For Trickle Down Economics?

Michael Osiyale | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Osiyale

Unless our governments begin to pursue methods of wealth redistribution that work in the 21st century, we will continue down a path where the vital economic contributors at the bottom and middle of the ladder are squeezed out of the economy, as our wages continue to be eroded and our debts continue to balloon.

Code Halos: The Key to Improving Banks' Net Promoter Score

Tony Virdi | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

Consumer behaviour has been altered significantly by the rise of social media and mobile technology. Today's banking customers are always connected, always online and heavily influenced by social recommendations and word of mouth.

Concerning the Introduction of Flat Tax

Lewis Worrow | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Politics
Lewis Worrow

The revaluation of a flat tax rate should be considered and implemented upon consideration of how the implementation's effects would benefit the UK, with the inconveniences of the system being amendable within a time frame of five to ten years.

Banks are Following Customers Away from the 9 to 5

Tony Virdi | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

As all banks continue to navigate through today's digital era and innovate to keep up with customer demands, robust security remains vital in order to meet the industry's strict compliance guidelines and retain the confidence of their customers.

International Students Need a Financial Safety Net

Shreya Paudel | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shreya Paudel

We need all political parties to look at the mandatory financial protection scheme as a matter of moral responsibility to protect international students in the UK, who do not have any safety net to fall into in case of any organisational failure of their institution or conflict in their home country.

Richest 1% to Earn more than Other 99%

Jack Kershaw | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Jack Kershaw

But does this mean for those of us who, may not be in the top 1%, but have certainly earned our fair share of wealth?

Osborne Is Really Struggling To Sort Out The Public Finances

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne's struggle to sort out the public finances has become even harder as new figures show that both borrowing and debt is still rising. ...

Disrupting Davos

Simon Zadek | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Simon Zadek

My Davos this year fits this picture. I am co-leading a two-year inquiry established by the United Nations Environment Program into how to change financial and capital markets in ways that align the behavior of lenders and investors with our need to live inclusively within our planetary boundaries.

George Osborne's Latest Idea Is 'Madness'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne's proposed law to ensure the public finances should be in surplus in "normal years" has been panned as "risible" and "madness" by exper...

What Lies Ahead for the Global Economy in 2015?

John Bowman | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK
John Bowman

As 2013 came to a close, who would have guessed that oil prices were heading towards $40 a barrel, sending oil-rich economies into chaos and driving investors out of emerging markets? What will the next year bring?

Britain: A Nation of Startups

Stuart Rock | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Stuart Rock

There's a fresh generation in Britain - of all ages - who currently more likely to be determined and optimistic. Because those are the qualities you need to start and run a business. It's not about being original and inventive, it's about getting out there and doing it. And more of us are.

Putting Financial Inclusion at the Heart of the Development Agenda for 2015 and Beyond

Sevi Simavi | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK
Sevi Simavi

Approximately 2.5 billion people across the world do not have a bank account, the majority of whom are women. This means that, all too often, female entrepreneurs cannot access basic financial services.

Productively Lazy?

Dominic Irvine | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Dominic Irvine

You could be forgiven for thinking that we in the UK are a lazy bunch.

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 14.02.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 18.01.2015 | 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 16.01.2015 | 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.