Financial

What's the True Impact of Debt?

Jo Salter | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Salter

Debt is only as bad as the harm that it causes, which is why the Demos report out today has created a 'Harm Index' measuring the impact of debt. It suggests ways that debt support should be tailored to the individual struggles individuals face, and also argues that lenders who cause the most harm face stronger penalties.

Asia-Pacific Is Leading the World on Carbon Emissions Trading

Adam Matthews | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

This article is co-authored with Terry Townshend who is Head of Policy at GLOBE International It is not well know that Kazakhstan -- a nation whose l...

Interest Rate Swaps: Is There Enough in the Pot to Cover Consequential Losses?

Andrew Brown | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Andrew Brown

Despite setting aside almost £3 billion to compensate businesses affected by the interest rate swap mis-selling scandal, the full bill Britain's banks must pay for mis-selling swap products won't be known for some time.

Post-Warsaw, Why We Must Now Redouble Efforts to Secure a Global Climate Deal by 2015

Adam Matthews | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

Warsaw revealed some serious divisions amongst groups of countries, and the language used became ever more heated. Indeed, the negotiations may well have raised the curtain on what will be some very difficult discussions when countries come forward with their 'contributions' from the end of next year.

British Banks Told They Are Deceiving Themselves Over Interest Rate Swap Compensation

Andrew Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andrew Brown

British banks have paid out only a fraction of the £3 billion designated to compensate SMEs mis-sold interest rate swaps products, drawing criticism from the business world and the financial watchdog.

My Financial Estrangement at a Top University

Harriet Williamson | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

In my first year, I was informed by a tutor that students who had attended independent schools were more likely to be 'confident' and 'well-prepared' than those who had received a state education, and that this would help propel them through their degrees.

Five Easy Ways to Save Money for the Future

Lauren Razavi | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

The future is a scary concept. Whether you're a school leaver, the family breadwinner in the prime of your career, or about to enter retirement, it's natural to have concerns about the years to come. Money is the primary area of worry for most people, but there are simple and painless ways to prepare without winning the lottery.

All But Four F1 Teams Financially Struggling

Todd McCandless | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Marussia designer Pat Symonds has addressed the recent concerns over the prize money payout as only the top 10 team will receive any compensation for the performance in the series. Symonds, a long-time F1 man, says that things are very difficult at the team and suggests that all but the top four teams are feeling the economic crunch.

Banking Reforms - Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?

Tom Davies | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Davies

The politicization of banking reforms makes a mockery of the problem at hand. Regulators at all levels should have unchecked power to impose reforms as they see fit. When it comes to regulation, the Basel committee should not be making concessions to the private sector whatsoever.

Overrated: Why Relying Solely on Credit Rating Agencies Is No Longer Worth the Risk

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The crisis of the last few years showed that although credit rating agencies can be useful, they are far from infallible.

Who Are The 'Star Business Performers Of 2012?'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

The FTSE 250 Index, has been the surprising star performer of 2012, as investors put their money behind companies they are more "comfortable with" ami...

Occupy Wall Street = Mainstream Fail

Jason Reed | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK
Jason Reed

Occupy Wall Street is heading for its third week of protests. The movement was hesitant in its first steps, but it's now picking up momentum and spre...