UK Finances

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.

Bills and Break-Ups: The Financial Cost of Conflict in Divorce

Vicki McLynn | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki McLynn

The break-up of a marriage can exact a significant price on those involved. Children, family, friends and even pets can all be affected to some degree in addition to the husband and wife. To the emotional toll can be added the financial elements of separation - lump sums, property transfers, maintenance and pensions.

F1 Finances...Why the New Loan?

Todd McCandless | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

An interesting statement on Formula One's website today touted the re-financing of the long-term structured debt that owners CVC Capital Partners posses. The deal would reclassify the long-term note for an additional four years.

Rethinking the EU's Finances

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The European Parliament has always argued that the EU should have its own resources. Today 75% of the EU's budget comes from national contributions based on gross national income. A contribution based on value-added tax accounts for a further 11%, while traditional own resources such as customs duties, agricultural duties and sugar levies come to 13%.

Police Chief Warns Force On 'Cliff Edge' After Budget Cuts

Huffington Post UK/PA | Felicity Morse | Posted 26.01.2012 | UK

Senior police chief Tony Melville, from Gloucestershire Police, has spoken out to warn that cuts to his force's budget will put them on a "metaphorica...

Three Simple Steps to Your Dreams

Graham Mannion | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Graham Mannion

After the festive season's excesses we are pulling ourselves back onto the straight and narrow. But times are hard, right now, and some of the things we want and need look difficult to achieve.

One in Two Say Energy Bills Will Put a Strain on Their Finances This Year

Gillian Guy | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK
Gillian Guy

This week we are running Big Energy Week - a campaign to help people save money on their energy bills, get advice on any fuel debts and make sure people are getting all of the help available.

Pay Freezes, Financial Fears And Second Jobs: Britain's Worried Workers

Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Pay freezes have struck two of three workers in recent years, with the fifth of the nation's employed are thinking about taking a second job or increa...

Recession Reality Bites For Divorcing British Couples

Fiona Wood | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Wood

Britain's financial climate is every bit as chilly as the inclement wintry weather at the moment. Politicians, bankers and business titans are struggling hard to maintain confidence in the economy as evidence mounts of a possible return to recession.

Cash-Strapped Brits Rein It In This Christmas

PA | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Four out of 10 Britons who celebrate Christmas (42%) will rein in their spending on presents this year, a survey has revealed. The Which? resear...

Have You Reached Your Financial Peak?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been feeling the pinch lately, more prosperous times may be ahead as new research reveals that the average Brit reaches their 'financial pea...

Cameron Forced To Rewrite Speech After Debt Remarks Leaked

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been forced to rewrite his Wednesday address to the Conservative Party conference after an early draft indicated that the prime mini...

I Love you, but I'm not in Love With you

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Ayesha Vardag

A recent survey has revealed that a large percentage of people are citing growing apart or falling out of love as the reason for their divorce. It's the first time that extra marital affairs haven't topped the list.

Perky but Penniless: A One Woman Account of Being Young and Eternally Broke

Yasmin Eshref | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Eshref

I've never been any good with money; I'd like to say my constant penny scrimping ways is the fault of the government; that I'm a product of the recession or even that I never have any money because I selflessly donate it all to Oxfam. But that simply isn't true.