UK Finances

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...

Which? Calls for a Government for all Consumers

Richard Lloyd | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

And at a time when billions of pounds of investment is planned for the nation's ageing infrastructure, we also need a new independent body to ensure that regulators are improving the lives of consumers and keeping these costs - which mostly end up on consumers' bills - under control.

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...

Cuts Are Crippling City Police's Ability To Nail Fraudsters

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics

Budget cuts are making it much harder for the police to tackle the rise in white-collar crime, new figures show. Figures compiled by the City law f...

Asa Bennett

Business Leader Evokes Fears Of 'New Jacobite Wars' As Indy Vote Nears

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Politics

The imminent Scottish referendum risks similar tensions to what was seen in Scotland when the Jacobite rebellions took place, a business leader has su...

Millions Of You Want To Work More Hours But Can't

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

The number of Britons wanting to work more hours has hit a new high after a massive increase in the number of people classed as "underemployed", accor...

The Internet Is Drooling Over France's Ridiculously Good Looking Economy Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics

Emmanuel Macron has taken over as France's new economy minister with plans to rescue the country's ailing economy, but one thing has caught people's a...

George's Officials Accused Of Helping 'Coalition Propaganda Machine'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's deputy Danny Alexander has been accused of using Treasury civil servants as a "coalition propaganda machine" after ordering them to p...

Starbucks Has A New Diabolical Scheme To Take Over The World

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech

Starbucks could soon be letting you pay for a whole lot more than coffee with its official Starbucks app as the brand is reportedly looking into creat...

You May Be Spending Too Much To Stop People Thinking You're Stingy

PA | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Fears about appearing "stingy" in front of friends and family are helping to plunge people into over £1,000 worth of debt which is purely related to ...

Defusing an 'Affordability Timebomb'

Graeme Yorston | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Graeme Yorston

Perhaps one of the most positive outcomes of the recent economic crisis was the message that consumers would benefit from saving more and borrowing more responsibly. So accessible were interest free loans, 105% mortgages and credit accounts that consumers came to believe they could afford anything, irrespective of their financial circumstances.

A Man Isn't a Financial Plan

Tania O'Donnell | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tania O'Donnell

Whenever my income falls a bit short, I get a loan or, more often, a grant from The Bank of Gary - aka my husband. This provides a financial safety net, but it is contrary to the advice many wise mothers give to their daughters: have your own money and don't rely on a man. Should women be especially cautious about relying financially on their partners?

BoE Holds Interest Rates Despite Soaring Housing Market

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK

Bank of England interest rate-setters kept the cost of borrowing steady amid a steadily rising housing market. Policymakers left interest rates at ...

Co-Op Bank Just Made A MASSIVE Loss... And It Won't Get Better Soon

PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Co-op banking arm reported a £1.3 billion annual loss today as it warned its legacy issues will continue to hit its financial performance for som...

The UK Is £100bn More In Debt Than Osborne Tells You

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's austerity message is set to be dented by the government's own statistics body, as it prepares to adopt new calculations that mean the...

Osborne Is 'Taking Us Back To A Debt-Fuelled Economy'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne told MPs in his Budget that the country "borrows too much and saves too little" as he announced a new individual savings account that w...

UK Bankers 'Disappointed' With Their MASSIVE Bonuses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics

City of London bankers were "disappointed" with the size of their bonuses this year, despite a survey finding that UK bankers enjoyed the biggest bonu...

You Know You're An Adult When...

Danielle Lowe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

As we grow up many of us dream of that day when we're all grown up. Hoping for a successful career, a huge house, loads of friends and everything being perfect like it always is in those films (at least, in the end). The reality is being an adult is tough. You know you're an adult when...

Banks Fined €1.7 Billion Over Interest Rate Rigging Cartel

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays are among a raft of global banking giants involved in a record 1.7 billion euro (£1.4 billion) settlement with Eu...

A Man Is Not a Financial Plan

Alexandra Sheach | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Sheach

I believe feminism is about making smart choices which allow you to live the life you need to support your emotional health as well as your physical health. When you put your finances in the hands of someone else...

Poor Web Education is Leaving Millions Out of Pocket

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

While access to the internet is one thing - the government is working to grant 90% of premises across the UK with broadband speeds of at least 2Mbps - education has been overlooked. We need better education so that consumers know about these costs and can make an informed decision.

More than HALF Of Adults Struggling To Pay Bills

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

More than half of British adults are 'living on the edge' with their finances, a major government-backed report has found. According to the Money A...

Why I'm Supporting the Divided Families Campaign

Michael Allen | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

The law essentially means that working class Brits are banned from marrying (non-EU) foreigners. Yes, you read that correctly. Almost half of the UK population has been stripped of its right to family life.

Campaigners Warn Over 'Payday Loan Sharks' As January Finances Bite

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK

Campaigners warn that today is the day people are most likely to take out an expensive payday loan as they struggle to manage their finances after Chr...

Be Savvy With Your Cash Like the (Ahem) Big Boys

Alex J. Campbell | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alex J. Campbell

There's no doubt that when it comes to saving we're all talk and no trousers. You could also be forgiven for thinking then that men are better at it than women, but even that's not true.