Spring Statement 2018: What Was Said and How Does It Affect You?

Spring Statement
Published: 22/03/2018 and written by Patrick Smith

Last week saw Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, deliver his first Spring Statement. Changes in 2017 meant what was previously known as the Autumn Statement would become the Autumn Budget, and the Spring Budget […]

Bitcoin Ban: UK Banks Ban Credit Card Users from Buying Bitcoin

Bitcoin Ban
Published: 14/03/2018 and written by Patrick Smith

Bitcoin is the currency on everyone’s lips at the moment. If you’re not involved in trading with the currency, you more than likely have an opinion on it. Whether you believe cryptocurrencies to be a […]

£10 Note Deadline: How Long Do You Have to Get Rid of Your Old Notes?

£10 note deadline
Published: 26/02/2018 and written by Patrick Smith

The deadline to get rid of your old £10 notes is fast approaching. As of Thursday, 1st March 2018, shops and restaurants across the UK will no longer be accepting the old paper notes. Seeing […]

Pensions Scheme Changes Arriving in 2018 – How Are You Affected?

pensions 2018
Published: 21/02/2018 and written by Patrick Smith

Preparing for retirement is now more important than ever with the current uncertainty around the future of the economy. While saving into a pension pot seems to be the simplest way forward (with the introduction […]

The Suffragettes: 100 Years on since the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Published: 14/02/2018 and written by Leanne Sherman

2018 marks quite an historic year for the UK, as we celebrate 100 years since some women were given the right to vote. A lot has happened over the last century, and many women around […]

Politics 2018: The Future of the NHS and the Housing Crisis for 2018

UK Politics 2018
Published: 08/02/2018 and written by Robert Rosen

Just six weeks into 2018, and already Parliament has been filled with tumultuous debates around the NHS and housing crises, dramatic exits from the Chamber, and political marches and protests across the capital. UK based short […]

Open Banking: Do You Know What It Is and How It Affects You?

Open Banking
Published: 19/01/2018 and written by Natasha Krovak

As of Saturday, 13th of January, new regulations came into play which mean it’s now compulsory for banks to share your details with other providers. This new reform has been implemented in a bid to […]

Bank Branch Closures: How Are Small Businesses Being Affected?

bank branch closures
Published: 17/01/2018 and written by Patrick Smith

In 2017, the UK banking industry was plagued with branch closures and greater prominence being placed on online banking and banking apps. Since 1989, 53% of the UK’s bank branches have closed their doors for good, leaving […]

Mental Health at Work: How Employers Are Tackling Mental Illness

mental health in the workplace
Published: 12/01/2018 and written by Robert Rosen

Over the last few years, a lot of focus has been set on bringing mental health issues to the forefront of people’s attention. Everyone from Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne to Princes William and Harry […]

2018: What to Expect from the Year Ahead and What Happened in 2017

Published: 05/01/2018 and written by Leanne Sherman

2017 was the year of change, with protests and movements happening across the world. There were protests against the Trump Administration, protests against the US travel ban, the #MeToo movement which stormed social media, women […]