Archive for the Finance Category

The Bitcoin Phenomenon: Does Anyone Really Understand This Cryptocurrency?

Posted on January 20, 2014 by

Tweet Since 2009, Bitcoin has become the controversial subject of numerous debates. Some governments and people praise it, and just as many passionately oppose it as a form of currency and transaction. As Bitcoin currency became more mainstream, investors were able to reap huge profits in the now infamous Bitcoin bubble. As with all bubbles, […]

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A guide to Contactless Payment and the Future of Card Transactions

Posted on May 14, 2013 by

Tweet Also known as ‘wave and pay’ or ‘tap and go’, contactless cards are a method of paying for cheap everyday items without having to go through the chip and pin process. Of the 27 billion UK cash transactions every year, around 80 per cent of those are under £10. But, since Barclaycard launched the […]

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Advice For Businesses In Financial Hardship: How A CVA Can Help You

Posted on May 13, 2013 by

Tweet A CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement)is a voluntary arrangement to repay debt to creditors via an IP (Insolvency Practitioner) – basically it’s an IVA (Individual Voluntary Arrangement) for companies. It has a lot of similarities with an IVA but there are a few things to keep in mind, but here is a little information that […]

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Business Insolvency – The Warning Signs

Posted on April 22, 2013 by

Tweet If you’re a business owner facing hard times, there’s no question that you may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and more than anything, like a failure. But, being able to recognize the warning signs of an insolvent business early on is important, and you can then start to decide on the best course of action […]

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Get Your Facts Before Applying for a Business Loan

Posted on April 21, 2013 by

Tweet If you’re a small business owner looking to take out a loan, you may want to arm yourself with some knowledge about business loans. Some small business owners aren’t doing the research they need before diving in and as such, the process of obtaining and using one doesn’t go as smoothly as it could. […]

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The Banking Crisis: who’s still lending?

Posted on March 5, 2013 by

Tweet The global financial crisis which was felt in 2008 began in the financial sector and subsequently moved into the different economies across continents. Several recessions have been experienced by nations and have continually been fought by governments. In the case of the United Kingdom, the government is doing its best to cut back on […]

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Make Extra profits with a little business savvy!

Posted on November 14, 2012 by

Tweet You can make a pile of cash when you sell your old stuff! Maybe you are feeling quite strapped for cash at the moment? Perhaps you have utility and credit bills piling up through the letterbox every morning? You stack them carefully into a neat pile, but don’t feel that you have any way […]

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Should you buy or rent or invest?

Posted on November 5, 2012 by

Tweet You maybe looking to buy a property with the sole purpose of renting so you need to get a good deal on a property investment and a buy to let mortgage, with sufficient rental yield to make a viable profit. Seeking the help of a property consultant like VUE Property to carry out market […]

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

Posted on September 30, 2012 by

Tweet Improving Your Credit Score Your credit history and credit score can be vital when applying for a mortgage, revolving credit, landing a new job or applying for auto insurance. A credit score is a number assigned to each individual reflecting their credit worthiness and ability to manage money and credit. Higher credit scores may […]

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Make Your Business Better With Business Insurance

Posted on August 16, 2011 by

Tweet When running a business, you do not want to take any chances. This is the reason why you should consider getting business insurance. This is a type of protection or coverage that is availed to business owners in order to protect their investments against seasonal fluctuations or losses as the operation of the business […]

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How to Compare Annuities and Get the Most from Your Money

Posted on June 23, 2011 by

Tweet After working for many of your adult years, you are getting close to your retirement. Now is when you decide what to do during your later years. Whether you want to go on a cruise, or even start a business, you can do so without worrying about where you will be able to afford […]

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Gap Loans Give LifeLine Until Payday

Posted on February 27, 2011 by

Tweet A recent report from the banking of England that interest rates may go up to try and stave off the increase in inflation may hit some lenders on repayments. That hasn’t stopped the payday loan industry flourishing in the current economical environment over the past 2 years.  Certain businesses do well in a slow […]

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Spread Betting Is On The Rise

Posted on February 19, 2011 by

Tweet Spread betting is becoming more and more popular way of betting in 2011. With almost .5 a million active spread betters in the UK and growing, it has its advantages because there is no capital gains tax.  Financial Spread betting however has its risks so it is advised to research your markets well, and […]

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Contract Hire Vehicle Finance Solutions

Posted on November 21, 2010 by

Tweet Contract Hire is a great alternative for business vehicle financing. Leasing cars and vans is a way for business’s to acquire vehicles without a large initial cost or risk from depreciation. This type of lease known as contract hire allows the release of tied up funds for more beneficial use inside the company creating […]

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Go Electric! Save Money on an Electric Van

Posted on November 18, 2010 by

Tweet To many, the concept seems so far-fetched and futuristic; however, the idea of electric vehicles has been around for many years. People who are considering making the switch to an electric van do have valid concerns when it comes to investing in an all-electric vehicle, though. The price tag is a bit higher, and […]

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Getting Caught in the Net: Taking Your Business Online

Posted on November 10, 2010 by

Tweet Its 2010, a long way from 100 B.C.E, but every year in between has been busy with commerce of some form- people buying, selling, trading, and transporting goods. Ever since the great internet ‘on’ switch was thrown, people have been buying, selling, trading and transporting goods and services online without the hassle of having […]

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