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
Beyond the quirky costumes and powerhouse vocals, Icelandic artist Björk has long been known as a trailblazer when it comes to both music and technology, and it seems that cryptocurrencies are the latest advancement to catch her eye. Fellow fans of the alternative payment method will no doubt be excited to hear that when it drops on 24th November, they will be able to pick … [Read more...] about Björk Embraces Bitcoin: Will More Big Names Follow?
The UK’s workforce has undergone a number of significant changes over the years, not least of which has been the drastic shift away from manual labour jobs like manufacturing, mining and quarrying in favour of an ever-increasing focus on services. In fact, figures released by the Office for National Statistics earlier this year showed that the services industry now … [Read more...] about A Further Boost to the UK Services Sector, but Will It Last?