Life Abroad Helps Expat Families Grow Together

Dean Blackburn | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents
Dean Blackburn

Parents share their children's worries about fitting in, nearly a quarter find it difficult to form new friendships of their own. Parents also have to contend with the financial pressures of raising a family abroad. Indeed, our survey has found that 62% of expat parents find the overall cost of raising children abroad more expensive than at home.

Celebration Time On Eve Of London Sevens

Oliver Pickup | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

South Africa may have already won the 10-stop 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, with last Sunday's Paris victory - the fifth in a remarkable season - confirming their first championship since 2009, but on the eve of the London curtain-closing tournament there is still so much to celebrate in a campaign propelled by the golden afterglow of the Olympics.

Sevens Powers Canada's Rugby Union Revolution

Oliver Pickup | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

It's indisputable: 2016 was the most significant, epochal year in the long history of rugby sevens, when the awareness and popularity of the sport fin...

People Are Pretty Dubious About HSBC'S Claims That 4-Year-Olds Earn Two Grand A Year

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

HSBC has been widely ridiculed for suggesting that the average 25-year-old could afford a deposit on a house as long as save a quarter of everything t...

Expats Move Up The Career Ladder In The UK

Dean Blackburn | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Dean Blackburn

There are many dreams and aspirations expats hope to realise during their time abroad: improve their quality of life, pursue a new challenge or join a...

Is HSBC's Voice Recognition For Banking As Safe As It Sounds? Yes, Here's Why

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Tech

Banking at HSBC and First Direct is about to change in a big way. The bank has announced that it will replace conventional passwords with new biometri...

Let HSBC Go, We Don't Need Them

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Youssef El-Gingihy

So the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation have decided to stay put in the UK. Should we start the celebrations? Or perhaps we should put the champagne on ice. Because, wait for it, yes trickle-down economics doesn't actually work.

John McDonnell Warns HSBC It Doesn't Have A 'Blank Cheque'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Politics

John McDonnell has warned HSBC it can not have "blank cheque" when it comes to doing business in Britain, after the bank announced it would not be mov...

The Waugh Zone February 15, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday February 15, 2016… 1) BLANK CHECK Who says threatening to withdraw from Europe doesn’t work? Ju...

What Is A 1 Day Mortgage?

Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK

A one day mortgage approval sounds like an oxymoron: like a happy Monday or a delicious sprout, but incredibly, for increasing numbers of people, it c...

We Should Never Stop Complaining!

Edward Adoo | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK
Edward Adoo

It's the expectation for everything to be done in the right way. Yes things do go wrong, that cannot be helped. We are human and things are bound to g...

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...

Why Did HSBC Shut Down Bank Accounts?

Anna Meisel | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Anna Meisel

There is a deeper and more troubling context here. By sending the message to law-abiding Muslims that they are excluded from the simple privileges enjoyed by all other British people, we risk encouraging rather than suppressing extremism.

HSBC Bankers Fired Over Mock 'ISIS' Execution

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK

A group of HSBC bankers were fired on Monday after carrying out a mock Islamic State-style execution on an Asian colleague, according to a report in t...

HSBC's Already Troubled Rep Is Taking Another Pasting

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

HSBC announced on Tuesday it is to axe up to 8,000 jobs in the UK as it seeks to restructure its global operations. Update - #HSBC chief executive ...

Only Reconnect!

Ken Starkey | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Ken Starkey

"Only connect." The famous phrase is E.M. Forster's, from his novel Howard's End. It has become commonplace to argue that we live in an increasingly c...

Is Now The Time For You To Remortgage?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

Now is a great time for anyone who wants to remortgage their property. Rates have plummeted in recent years, so that in many cases they are under 2%, ...

First Time Buyers: Five Ways To Boost Your Chances Of Getting On The Property Ladder

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK

When you first move out of home, there’s no question for most people that renting is the most sensible option. Throughout your twenties you’d be f...

We've Found Plenty of Nothin'

Nick Abbot | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Nick Abbot

Astronomers have just found nothing. Hold the front page! Actually, they have found so much nothing that it made the news. This nothing is in space, w...

Real Leadership

David C. M. Carter | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
David C. M. Carter

Working as a CEO mentor for over 18 years now, I have had the privilege of working with a number of truly inspirational 'greats'. The two traits that they all have though, are gravitas and charisma. They know their stuff and they emit an aura - even the shy ones.

Politicians Spin HSBC's Threat To Quit UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Politics

HSBC threatened to relocate its headquarters outside the UK on Friday, a move floated by the Chairman Douglas Flint in response to "regulatory and str...

BBC Trust Head Told To Resign For Being 'Naive Or Incompetent' over Tax Avoidance

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

The chair of the BBC trust has been told she should resign for being "incredibly naive or totally incompetent" over the HSBC tax avoidance scandal. ...

Attack HSBC for Tax Evasion - But Not the Clients Who Accept Their Cash

Grant Feller | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Grant Feller

Oborne is right that HSBC's behaviour in helping clients avoid tax was shameful (if not illegal) but he's wrong that the Telegraph's response was just as shameful or immoral. If you're a cynic like me, you might view it as not terribly unusual. And you might wonder how interested the newspaper's readers will be once the story has died down.

The Modern Leader - Powerless, Flawed But Grounded

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

This humanization of leadership will lead to perhaps the most interesting element of evolution - namely, the exposure of individual values. It is here, at the core of the individual psyche, that if deserved, trust can be reforged and legitimacy rebuilt.

Communications Breakdown at Britain's Banks

Tom Maddocks | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Tom Maddocks

It's been a dreadful month for HSBC, which has seen its reputation in tatters and its bosses dragged in front of the Commons Treasury Select Committee to answer MPs' questions about what it admitted were 'unacceptable' practices at its Swiss private bank.