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 […]

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 […]

Burglaries at Christmas: How to Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

Published: 19/12/2017 and written by Patrick Smith

While December is usually a joyous time for families and full of reasons to celebrate, it’s also a time for families to be vigilant and keep their homes safe. Autumn and winter are reportedly the […]

The Future of Finance: How Is the Banking Industry Set to Change?

Published: 07/12/2017 and written by Patrick Smith

The rate at which technology is moving in today’s age is quite astonishing. While once upon a time you could almost guarantee that everyday life would be quite the same from one year to the […]

Autumn Budget 2017: What Was Said and How Does It Affect You?

autumn budget
Published: 24/11/2017 and written by Patrick Smith

On 22nd November, Chancellor Philip Hammond released the annual Autumn Statement, announcing changes to a whole variety of different sectors across the UK. Short term loan provider, Mr Lender, has put together a quick guide […]

Universal Credit: What Is It and How Might It Affect You?

Published: 30/10/2017 and written by Patrick Smith

Rarely a week goes by when there isn’t some form of political debate dominating the news. The last few weeks haven’t been an exception as Brexit talks and the controversial Universal Credit have been the […]

The £1 Coin Deadline: Get Rid of Your Old Coins before Sunday

£1 coin
Published: 13/10/2017 and written by Patrick Smith

If you still have any old £1 coins laying around you may want to get to the bank sharpish because, as of Sunday 15th October, you will no longer be able to use them. Since […]

Understanding Cryptocurrency: How Digital Cash Will Change the World

Published: 29/09/2017 and written by Patrick Smith

Despite the fact that the many countries around the world, including the UK, continue to produce new notes, it seems that the future for physical currency could be a short one. Digital currencies are slowly becoming ever […]