UK Investment

The Good the Bad and the Ponzi

Dan Andersson | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Since digital currencies leapt onto the scene in the early 1990s, they have been steadily gaining traction in the financial sector. The economic crisis in Greece and the recent slowdown in China's growth have given credibility to digital currencies as an alternative to traditional fiat currencies and led people to look for more innovative methods of transaction.

The Strategic Calculations Shaping Sino-British Relations

Gregor Irwin | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Gregor Irwin

The British government learnt a valuable lesson when Premier Wen visited the UK four years ago. In the run up to that visit Chinese officials were so ...

Why Does Britain's China Debate Have to Be So Binary?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In their very haste to catch up and the urgency they attach to attracting investment, Cameron and Osborne are prepared to ignore criticism - and I suspect the advice of their diplomats - and downplay human rights and wider foreign policy considerations to put their emphasis on the purely pecuniary dimension of relations with the Chinese.

Chinese Investment in the UK: Regulation is the Key Issue

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Made in China we get, but how about owned by China as the superpower ratchets up investment in the UK?

Birmingham's Grand Central - The Investors' Paradise

Cohan Chew | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Cohan Chew

Birmingham has historically been the UK's second city. Once recognized as the industrial capital of England, Birmingham was indeed an economic pillar ...

Time to Purchase a Property In Paradise? Some Top Tips

Michael Bruce | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Bruce

As we welcome autumn and with it shorter days and and influx of showers, very much signalling the end of Britain's brief sunny period, a topic of conversation I've had with a lot of homeowners across the country lately is the idea of buying abroad. It seems there is a lot of appetite for it.

Time to Recognise Those Who Are Responsible for Bringing Investment Into Our Region

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Photo credit: Rob Reedman Last Thursday, I attended the opening of the new Hitachi Rail Europe train assembly plant in Newton Aycliffe, which the co...

Apple vs. Spotify: The Battle is on for the New User Market

Mark Hawtin | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

On paper Apple Music and Spotify appear identical. Both offer over 30 million songs, the ability to create playlists, radio functionality based on a song choice, offline listening, curated playlists based on mood, and music suggestions linked to your listening habits. However, the user experience is quite different.

The Great Investment Debate

Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes

The Conservatives should not be complacent, assuming Corbyn will return the UK to the politics of the 1980s. In the great investment debate he has an opportunity to put forward a coherent and distinct growth agenda. The Conservative party should pre-empt this by doing more to end decades of under-investment.

The Brexit Paradox

Gregor Irwin | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics
Gregor Irwin

If businesses are worried about referendum uncertainty now, as Mark Carney suggests, this may only be a foretaste of greater uncertainty to come.

Dear Young Investors

Lewis Worrow | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Though I find investing is right for me investing is not for everybody. If you are interested in investing though please seek independent advice from a qualified professional, it could be the start of something great.

Education, Skills and the Human Face of UK Productivity

Michael Mercieca | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Michael Mercieca

Productivity. It's a word that strikes boredom into the heart of the majority of people. And I'll grant you, it's hard to get excited about a measure of input versus output value per worker, per hour. But it is a vital measure of how we're doing as a country. And since the economic crash, productivity in the UK, and many Western economies, has been absolutely dire and shows little sign of sustainable growth in the future.

Why India Is Such a Huge Opportunity For Western Investors

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

India has been the talk of the investment community for a number of years now. But no matter how much the opportunity is explained and analysed, Western foreign investors still seem unsure. Why the reticence to embrace such a huge opportunity, especially in the tech sector?

Next Generation of Global Tech Giants Will Be Founded in India

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

I'm investing in India not only because I see the opportunities in a country that is on the very brink of hockey-stick growth, but also because I see that India is absolutely packed with talented, creative and ambitious entrepreneurs.

7 Motivational Steps To Start-Up Success

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

You’ve had a great idea, you want to turn it into a money-spinner, you’re ready to go it alone and start-up your dream business straight away. ...

What To Look For When Choosing The Best Remortgage Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK

The mortgage market looks like an inviting place at the moment. Rates are at their lowest point for more than five years – and around half what they...

10 Ways To Add Value To Your Home

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

When you see the value of your home increasing, it’s easy to imagine that you are somehow moving up the property ladder as a result. However, when y...

15 Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your Home

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

The average person spends longer choosing their annual holiday than they do picking their new home. They typically have just one viewing - rarely last...

The Must-Read Guide To Buying Your First Investment Property

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK

From the budget, to the area and the home itself: here are the key questions property investors must ask themselves. One in five homes are now own...

10 Of The Best Spots To Buy An Investment Property In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

You could be forgiven for thinking that anyone who wants to make money from investment property should head to London. In some parts of the capital a ...

What Does the Budget Mean for Savers?

Sarah Willis | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Sarah Willis

Another big announcement was the creation of an entirely new ISA for those looking to get on the property ladder. The Help to Buy ISA can be used by first time buyers with the benefit of the Government adding £50 to every £200 deposited up to £12,000 annually. This means that those buying their first property could get a £3,000 boost.

More Engineers are Essential to Sustaining UK Economic Growth

Keith Lewis | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Tech
Keith Lewis

As we move toward the 2015 General Election the issue of the engineering skills shortage in the UK needs to be addressed by government as well as the industry itself. Failure to tackle this will create a structural weakness that limits Britain's ability to continue growing.

The Tories' Long Term Economic Plan Is The Emperor's New Clothes of British Politics

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

There was a moment in The Apprentice a few years ago when one of the contestants was trying to defend her business plan in a tough investor-style inte...

What Lies Ahead for the Global Economy in 2015?

John Bowman | Posted 16.03.2015 | 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?

Introduction to Hedge Funds

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

Hedge funds and private equity funds are subject to constant speculation and media interest. They're complicated, challenging and highly specialized i...