2017 has been a year full of unpredictability, and the country’s housing market has been no exception, with recently released figures capping off the year with one final twist in an ongoing tale of uncertainty. For the first time in more than four years, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) reported flat house prices in Britain during the past three months. … [Read more...] about What’s Next for UK House Prices?
Having been in a perpetual state of fluctuation since the results of the EU referendum were revealed, the pound showed some significant growth, providing a very welcome glimmer of hope for businesses and consumers alike in the wake of last week’s Brexit breakthrough. With Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that negotiations on the future relationship between the UK … [Read more...] about What the Brexit Breakthrough Meant for the Pound
The festive season is invariably an expensive time of year, but with so much attention levied at the cost of buying presents and travelling to visit loved ones, the financial hit of the food and drink is often overlooked – and it is a very indulgent time of year, after all. Prices on the up Good Housekeeping magazine carry out an annual food survey in which they pit the … [Read more...] about Why Your Christmas Dinner Could Cost You More This Year
It’s now been more than a week since the Bank of England announced the first increase in interest rates in several years. A decision with inevitably unfortunate repercussions for millions of borrowers, but good news for those who’ve been finding it borderline impossible to access decent savings account with viable rates of interest. Or at least, so it seemed. Here we … [Read more...] about Banks Failing to Pass on Interest Rate Boost to Savers
Fully in the grips of the digital age, it seems safe to say that cash is no longer king. With speed, ease and overall convenience the calls of the day, people are increasingly turning to alternative payment methods, be it credit cards, automatic online transactions or otherwise. The big worry that this presented was that small businesses, particularly mobile ones (think … [Read more...] about The Payment Breakthrough That Could Revolutionise Small Businesses