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Tag Archives: Finance

Are We Heading For ‘Brexit’?

January 31, 2017

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For the first time the prospect of Great Britain leaving the European Union is on the table. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a referendum after the next election. A bit of the old ‘in-out’ The promised referendum will only have one question – should Britain be in the EU or not? There is no [...]

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Consumers face record mortgage fees

June 11, 2016

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Home owners and first time buyers have been warned to check mortgage lenders’ fees before signing up. The deal with the lowest interest rate may not mean it is the cheapest option. Fees have risen by 70% over the past three years, with the average cost now £1,511, up from £878 according to Moneyfacts.co.uk. These [...]

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Guest Post: 5 totally shameless payday loan offers

May 11, 2016

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  From ridiculous interest rates of 1000%+ to poor customer service and tactics bordering on bullying, pay day loan companies get a bad rep. Putting aside the morals of whether or not they should market quick cash and no credit checks to people with bad credit; they sure don’t make it easy for themselves! I’ve [...]

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April showers put dampener on sales

May 9, 2016

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Retail sales dropped 3.3% last month and retailers are blaming the weather. It is the biggest drop since March 2015 and footwear sales were the lowest since 2011 according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Yahooreports: “Online retailers also saw demand slow, while supermarkets felt the pain despite the cold weather boosting [...]

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Case Study: Recruit 121

April 2, 2016

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  This is the 6th edition of our look at business case studies and this month we are looking at Recruit 121. Overview Recruit 121 is a SAP staffing specialist both in the UK and US with offices in Chicago, Cardiff, Amsterdam and California. The business prides itself on being flexible and connecting great businesses [...]

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How to get a better deal on your mortgage

March 30, 2016

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  All mortgages are not created equal and getting a great deal with a favourable interest rate can save you a lot of money over the life of the loan. There are many different mortgages to choose from, so how can you be certain that you are getting the best rate available? Here are some [...]

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Case Study: Sirdar Spinning

March 6, 2016

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  In this, the fifth in our series of business case studies we are focusing on Sirdar Spinning, a Wakefield-based producer of branded yarns and designs for hand knitting in the UK. Sirdar Spinning,  the leading producer of branded yarns and knitting designs within the UK was founded in Ossett in 1880 as Harrap Brothers, [...]

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Financial preparations for you gap year

February 10, 2016

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  Between now and August more than a million 16-24 year-olds are expected explore the farthest reaches of the world. It’s more common now for young people to shorter skills focussed trips, with the hope of coming back with practical skills that will increase their chances of employment. Spending up to a year on a [...]

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Re-evaluating your finances in January

January 3, 2016

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  So the Christmas tree and decorations are down, you have cleared away all that drink from new year, well what is left of it anyway (!) and made your new years resolutions… then the credit card bill comes in! Panic! Did you really need to buy all that? Did you treat yourself too much? [...]

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Growing Numbers of Students Using Prostitution to Pay Education Fees

December 14, 2015

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The National Union of Students has revealed, through an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Breakfast programme, that, alarmingly, an increasing number of students in England are turning to prostitution to fund their way through higher education. Speaking on the programme, Estelle Hart, the NUS’s national women’s officer, said: “In an economic climate where there [...]

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