UK Money

Demystifying the Shylock Trojan

David Emm | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Shylock is designed to steal online banking credentials from the PCs of its victims... Shylock first appeared in 2011, aimed mainly at victims in the UK, but subsequently spread to other countries within Europe and to the United States.

Free Money isn't too Good to be True

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Adam Hamdy

Businesses in the rest of the country should get in touch with their county council and find out what schemes are in place to support and foster growth. There is free business support and money out there, and usually all it takes is a bit of time and paperwork to get it.

Why Are Women More Likely to Go Bankrupt Than Men?

Sarah Moyes | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Moyes

It was revealed last week that young women are more likely to fall into personal insolvency than young men of the same age. The figures, which were quite alarming if you're a woman, showed that nearly eight out of 10,000 young women became insolvent last year, compared to just four men in 10,000.

Free - A Manifesto

Joseph Finlay | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

Free is good. We should make as many things as possible free... Everyone will feel more free because of the lack of gates/checkouts and the reduction of the use of money will free our minds from having to constantly think about money.

Defining Success

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

What does it mean to be successful? A high-powered job? Bags of money? A fancy house and expensive sports car? Living up to the expectations others have for you? To me, success is far more personal than any of these things.

Student Cut Off By Parents For Being Gay: "They believe my sexuality is immoral"

The Huffington Post UK | Snehal Shah | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A US student was cut off by her parents for her sexuality, and is now resorting to donations to pay for university. Nineteen-year-old Kate Koenig's...

Crowdfunding Proving Popular in the Middle East

Luke McManus | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech
Luke McManus

Crowdfunding has been met with skepticism from banks and local government. "They see it as a threat," claims Absi, "they fear it because it could be a way of laundering money or funding terrorism; it's not a comfortable zone for them."

Debts: What Options Do We Really Have?

Sarah Moyes | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Sarah Moyes

It's really hard to find anyone these days that doesn't have some sort of debt hanging over them. If you've graduated from university, certainly in the last 10 years, then chances are you will still be paying off your student loan today...

Multi-Millionaire Reveals The Big Truth About Happiness

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Those of us not part of the Rich Kids Of Instagram And Snapchat set find it hard to believe that we wouldn't be happier with just a little bit more mo...

Garden Capitalism

Tom Johnson | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK
Tom Johnson

It seems that studying Plato, master of the philosophical analogy has rubbed off on me. In a system in which the interlinking of government and capitalism has created a politically endorsed economy, the original foundations have been oft neglected and I wanted to get back to how, at least in theory, our public and private sectors interlink.

Wake Up to Reality: We Must Be Bolder With the Minimum Wage

Charlie Mowat | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mowat

The advantages of raising the minimum wage seem to be very clear - motivated staff leading to higher productivity and lower turnover, a lower benefits bill and greater spending power in communities

"Appy Shoppers": How a New Breed of Shopping Apps Could Save You Money

Hilary Wardle | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

Remember the bad old days when looking for an online bargain meant trawling through every site you could think of in an attempt to find the cheapest version of a product? ... thanks to some newfangled tools, that could soon be a thing of the past... Here are a few handy apps that may well help you save some serious money.

This Infographic Tells You EVERYTHING You Need To Know About Budgeting At Uni

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Your first student loan instalment has just landed in your bank account. You've never seen so much money in your life and your balance has never looke...

Start Smart: Ten Top Tips for Start-up Success

Anna Edwards | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Anna Edwards

Every business starts with a good idea. But turning that idea into some serious cash takes more than just thought. During our 'Entrepreneurs: Making It' series, I have spoken to business founders at all stages of the start-up journey. From living room first-timers to seasoned entrepreneurs on their subsequent adventures. Here are some lessons from our series: 10 things that might make your start-up fly.

LOOK: 9 Amazingly Fancy Things You Can Buy If You're Rather Rich

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

London is currently hosting art galleries from across the world in the confines of The Royal Hospital Chelsea as specialists have gathered together th...

Guidance for the Naive Undergraduate - Part Six: Money, Money, Money (not the Abba song!).

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

Of course, a huge problem of being a student has to be having dealings with Student Finance England or not them again, as I prefer to call them. Student Finance England are very much like the sexually transmitted infection Herpes, no matter what you do or say, all it takes is one encounter and you are riddled for life...

The Perils of the Jobcentre and the Ineptitude of Their Advisers

Fez Sayed | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Fez Sayed

There's a classic song by the band Green Day called 'Warning' from the album of the same name, released in 2000, where agile and energetic front man B...

You May Be Spending Too Much To Stop People Thinking You're Stingy

PA | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Fears about appearing "stingy" in front of friends and family are helping to plunge people into over £1,000 worth of debt which is purely related to ...

Defusing an 'Affordability Timebomb'

Graeme Yorston | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK
Graeme Yorston

Perhaps one of the most positive outcomes of the recent economic crisis was the message that consumers would benefit from saving more and borrowing more responsibly. So accessible were interest free loans, 105% mortgages and credit accounts that consumers came to believe they could afford anything, irrespective of their financial circumstances.

This Confirms Everything We Knew About Glastonbury Being Crazy Expensive

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

So, you thought you'd head down to Glastonbury with nothing but a pair of wellies and the wind in your hair, only to find that you're paying the price...

The Last Taboo

Shirley Conran | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK
Shirley Conran

It is the last taboo. Talking about it is not something a nice girl does in mixed company, it is indelicate, unfeminine. Many women have been raised to believe that men are "naturally good" at money matters and women are "naturally bad" at money matters. It's not said directly, little girls pick up this idea by osmosis. Outside the home, for a man to say he wants more money or ask for a raise is acceptable; it goes with the hairy chest and the company car. But women can't say that, they won't even admit it to themselves and they don't want to think about why.

How to Set Up Your Own Business AND Make Money

Richard Denny | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Denny

The majority of people come out of the "so-called" security of employment into setting up their own business and then becoming their own boss. Being one's own boss requires many different disciplines and skills coupled with courage and ambition. Yes, it takes courage to take on ownership of one's self, life-style and future.

The Art of Living Alone

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

One month in and like Bear Grylls and those chaps on that island. I am deserted. Well I'm being dramatic; I now live alone. I think it was Jennifer Anniston who once said (in a film) "You learn a lot about yourself by living alone." So what have I learnt?

Interview With Student Porn Star, Luke-Kristopher Davis

Samantha Booth | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Everyone loves a gossip, so when a Swansea student revealed they have taken a paid job as a porn star on his year abroad, news travelled fast...

Miliband Makes Massive Minimum Wage Pledge

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has pledged that the national minimum wage would rise substantially, being linked in law to average earnings, if Labour returned to power....