UK Money

Why Insurance Is Becoming Evil

James Daley | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
James Daley

The British insurance industry is one of the oldest and most sophisticated in the world. When it comes to products such as car insurance or home insurance, our quotes are increasingly personalised, with each part of every question being poured into a complex algorithm which spits out a quote.

Maintenance Grants: What's All The Fuss About?

Kadie Eve | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Eve

Now don't get me wrong, I am no supporter of the Tories. But on this occasion I must ask students, is this really the most important thing to you? Is this really the worst thing this government has done to us? If you think so then I would like to send you back to 2010 when the Conservative majority government tripled our tuition fees.

Teen Works Out It Is Cheaper To Fly Via Berlin Than Get A Direct Train Home

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK

A teenager discovered it was cheaper for him to travel from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin, rather than going direct - although he only saved £8 in th...

How Chance Chat With Cabbie Landed This Glasgow Man With £1M Lotto Prize

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

A Glaswegian man has collected £1 million in lottery prize funds after an extremely lucky conversation with a taxi driver. The man, who is in his...

You Don't Need to Be Middle Class to Be a Beauty Blogger, But It Helps

Louise Kennedy | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Style
Louise Kennedy

Bella sets her camera up on a tripod, making sure to position it in front of a window to get the most light. She checks herself in the camera screen, brushes her hair behind her ears, and takes a deep breath.

Is It Time the Debt Arrangement Scheme Is Expanded Into England and Wales?

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

Research released earlier this week by BBC News that personal debt in the United Kingdom has topped £180bn certainly won't make easy reading for the ...

Why It's Not Wrong to Say 'Show Me the Money!'

Jo Rourke | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Jo Rourke

After years of freelancing, I officially launched Silver Tongue in 2013. I had a grand reason for it. The grandest. The greatest. I was going to set a...

Someone In Britain Has Won £33m.. But Doesn't Know It Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

The winner of the remaining £33 million half of the UK's biggest-ever Lotto jackpot has still not come forward, well over a week after the headline-g...

The Best 'Wrong' Decision I Ever Made...

Chris Ward | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Ward

So, FriendsReunited is to close down. Years before I ran charity campaigns, coffee awards, ten marathons, wrote some books and have now got to cycle for GB, I used to work in an office - running my own marketing company.

A Coach-Load Of People Now Have More Money Than Half The Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

Growing inequality means a coach-load of people now own as much wealth as half the planet's population put together, a report from Oxfam says. New ...

TV Risks Killing the Goose Laying Football's Golden Egg

Simon Sapper | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Sport
Simon Sapper

Footie fans are used to roller-coasters of emotion, but this January is a particularly breathless experience for many. After the FA Cup action over the weekend, there are busy programmes both midweek and next weekend - and cup replays for some the midweek following...

The New Designs That 'Prove Britain's Coins Are The World's Coolest'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK

"Hipster", "beautiful", and "allows you to pretend to be a pirate while shopping," aren't perhaps the usual descriptions for the coins we carry in our...

What Defines Success?

Luke Cameron | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

See, up until recently, I thought that this was success. Working long hours and enjoying the ever-shortening weekends, to live for the end of the month only to spend most of my money in the first few days and then wait all over again.

Let's Talk Money

Vicki Psarias | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Psarias

Female directors are still regarded a risk by the film industry when it comes to pulling and making big budget movies and TV series. It's changing slowly, as women like Sofia Coppola and Sam Taylor Wood (who also studied at Goldsmiths' University of London as I did, and I admire hugely), are proving.

Birmingham Student Won £9,000 After Betting 10p On The Races With His Granddad

The Huffington Post UK | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Christmas is looking even merrier this year for University of Birmingham student Lewis Sindle, who turned a 10p bet into £9,000 worth of winnings. ...

10 Tips For Doing Christmas Dinner On The Cheap With The Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

‘Tis the season for some festive fun with the squad before heading back to Mum & Dad’s for the Christmas season. Creating a Christmas Dinner f...

Saving Money Without The Pinch? Here's What You Need To Know...

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most people take the same kind of approach to cutting their spending as they do to a diet. They wake up on a miserable Monday morning and pledge thems...

These 15 Simple Money-Saving Steps Will Make You £5K Richer This Year...

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

New Year's Resolutions are for beginners. We can all promise ourselves we will try a bit harder to spend a bit less, and feel smug that we've managed ...

Technology That Finally Lets Us Take Matters Into Our Own Hands

Thomas Church | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

When a grizzly bear bit a British climber he took matters into his own hands and escaped. We need to do this in everyday life and technology is on our...

How To Handle Christmas With Kids If You're Financially Strapped

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Parents

The cost of Christmas can add up quickly what with food, presents, Christmas decorations and trips to Santa being holiday essentials. It's easy to ...

Christmas Money Worries Can't Wait Until Boxing Day

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Christmas is a special time for many families, when happy memories are forged and everyone comes together. Parents love to see their children's excitement on Christmas morning as they open presents under the tree. But living up to this vision can put parents under huge financial pressure as they struggle to find money to spend on gifts and a celebration.

Love What You Do

Ian Baxter | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
Ian Baxter

Money matters but starting your own business must be an affair of the heart not just a question of the head.

Tuition Fees: An Unreasonable Burden or Inescapable Necessity?

Thomas Smith | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

Justifiably discontented students threatened by financial loss, and a government that risks losing the vital support of a substantial proportion of the electorate, this is a dispiriting situation in which there is no winner.

You shouldn't need a PhD to understand your home insurance

James Daley | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK
James Daley

Terms and conditions are a necessary evil in today's complex world. As lovely it would be to have insurance policies without exclusions, and bank acco...

It's 2015 And British Women Will Be Working For Free For The Rest Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

From today, women in Britain will work the rest of the year for free. That's because today marks the point at which the average woman in full-time emp...