UK Money

General Election Could Cause Volatile Markets

Angus Campbell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Angus Campbell

This makes the coming weeks potentially rather dangerous for investors and traders as geopolitical uncertainty increases. Already we have been seeing an uptick in volatility, not just in sterling, but across FX markets as a whole and if the result from the General Election continues to look like there is going to be no clear winner then things could become even more volatile.

What Does the Budget Mean for Savers?

Sarah Willis | Posted 28.03.2015 | 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.

Ten Years On, Is Banking Heading to the Crowd?

Anil Stocker | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Anil Stocker

Peer-to-peer lending is now ten years old, with the first ever peer-to-peer finance platform Zopa, celebrating a decade in business this month. That decade has seen a dramatic change in the banking landscape.

Martha Lane Fox Would Have Died If It Wasn't For This...

PA | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK

Internet entrepreneur and Lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox has said that she would have died following a near-fatal accident if she had not been...

Stop Being So Cheap - Why I Think Men Should Pay on a First Date.

Katy Horwood | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Women are complex creatures and whilst some would be mortified at the idea of splitting a bill down the middle others take great offence to the suggestion that they would be paid for or 'treated' to coin a less suggestive phrase.

The Funding Illusion

Christopher Bacon | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

If Greece decides -- as it did -- to end austerity and solve its humanitarian crisis, then there is no reason the Greek government cannot issue credit to this end. But there is absolutely no basis for anyone to retort, "how can it be funded?"

How Can Billionaires Be a Force for Good?

John Low | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
John Low

In London alone you can walk through Coram's Fields, or shop at Columbia Road flower market, borrow a book from a library paid for by Carnegie, or study at the Cass Business School - all fruits of wealthy individuals moved to make a difference.

Latest Income Figures Are Very Depressing If You're Under 30...

PA | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK

Average household incomes are back to the levels they were at before the financial downturn struck, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found, ...

These Are The Most And Least Expensive Cities In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The Economist Intelligence Unit's latest World Cost Of Living Survey has revealed the cheapest and most expensive cities to live in. In what econom...

Woman Sends $1.4 Million To Man She Met Online And She's OK With It

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An American woman has defended her decision to send $1.42 million (£925,000) to a man she met on the internet. In an episode of Dr. Phil, 46-year-...

Basic Instincts and Bare Necessities

Louis McIntosh | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louis McIntosh

How many of us are only one short step away from a disastrous life-changing event whether it be loss of a job, a loved one, an accident, repossessed house, illness. We can never be sure what is coming round that next bend but are we prepared? How can we be?

Why Robert Downey Jr Is Ruining Britain

David Fearnhead | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
David Fearnhead

I don't want to live in a world where Robert Downey Jr going grocery shopping is news, and I'm pretty sure Robert Downey Jr doesn't either. In fact I know he doesn't because he openly mocked the story on his own Facebook page, thus ensuring the story was reposted 1500 times in less than an hour. It's now over the 6,600 mark in shares

Train Splitting: What Is It And How Do You Do It?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

Websites like TrainSplit can save travellers hundreds of pounds, rail industry insiders say, using a technique that splits your journey between severa...

Link Found Between Female Student Eating Disorders And Financial Problems

Huffington Post UK | Eugene Smith | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Female students who have financial difficulties have a higher risk of developing eating disorders than those who are comparatively economically comfor...

Plan Your Marriage Before Your Wedding

Philippa Cunniff | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Cunniff

If you were one of the lucky couples to get engaged over Valentine's Day weekend, congratulations! This is a special and exciting time, and no doubt thoughts of engagement parties and wedding preparations are already providing hours of anticipation and joy.

What Has Become of the £375Billion Created by the Bank of England Under Quantitative Easing?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Politicians and opinion-formers, please stop listening to the "moneymen". Go back to first principles and start using some common sense.

Fear of the Future

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

For the next four months, I will be completing my university degree. Then, from the end of May, for possibly the first time in my life, I have no idea what I'll be doing. I'm both excited and completely terrified.

The Blink-182 Drama

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So I'd imagine that most people have heard about the Blink-182 drama that hit the news this past week. As a self-professed music addict, I thought I'd chip in my two cents on the story. I'm not going to rehash the whole affair - a quick internet search will get you up to speed - and what I'm going to say doesn't have to only apply to this specific band.

Get Rich or Die Trying

Inez Sarkodee-Adoo | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Inez Sarkodee-Adoo

The seduction of becoming rich has the power to grip the imagination and inspire endless daydreams of 'making it big'. Moreso for those from less privileged backgrounds, the prospect of escaping the struggles of financial lack can drive a particularly all-encompassing pursuit of large living.

Surviving on a Student Budget: Tips on Getting the Most Out of your Shopping Budget

Jamie Matley | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Matley

Students have a stereotype, depending on who you speak to they either survive on pot noodles and own branded beans. Granted, It may be true to a certain extent, but it doesn't have to be.

Love Me Like You Do - 14 Budget-Friendly Valentine's Day Ideas

Chenice Clarke | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

Valentine's Day fast approaching here are my top 14 budget-friendly date and gift ideas that will leave both your partner and your bank account happy.

Richest 1% to Earn more than Other 99%

Jack Kershaw | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Jack Kershaw

But does this mean for those of us who, may not be in the top 1%, but have certainly earned our fair share of wealth?

Watered Down Watered-Down Whiskey, Unhealthy Selfies and Men Having to Pay Entrance. The Sexism of Clubs.

James Dann | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy
James Dann

The clubs' owners are clearly hoping that if they just get enough women to passively wander in, the men will follow, pay their over-priced entrance fee and then proudly make the most of their gender pay gap to buy an abundance of drinks at the bar.

10 Steps to Getting (and Keeping) Your Finances in Shape

Tilly Wikeley | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Wikeley

I love a spreadsheet - the more columns, rows and formulae the better. My house renovation budget was tended to daily: it kept us on track; helped us ...

Planning Tips For Your Dream Wedding

Catherine Balavage | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Balavage

You can have an amazing wedding on a small budget. No one should start their married life in debt. Watch out for the 'W' bomb. As in 'wedding'. The W word makes everyone vastly put their prices up.