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Who’s coming to the UK, who’s going, and why?

Visits to the UK by overseas residents rose in February 2014, continuing the pattern noted at the end of 2012 and 2013, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in an April 2014 report. The number of visits to the UK in the three months December 2013 to February 2014 was 5% higher than […]

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Your chance to help rebuild Britain’s saving culture

The British Bankers Association (BBA) has launched a public consultation to find new ways to encourage more people to save. Economists, consumers groups, academics and members of the public are invited to submit evidence and ideas about how to address the sharp decline of savings levels over the past four decades. In the BBA ‘Future […]

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Can we talk about our money, please?

It’s good to talk. But talking about money can be difficult, particularly as doing so has traditionally been taboo in this country. Despite many of us getting better at talking about other personal issues like relationships or our health, we still find money a tricky topic. In fact, research shows that only one in five […]

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August Market Commentary

Where to start this month? Until July 16th it was an easy decision: the happy, smiling face of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as her boys lifted the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Argentina. A booming stock market, huge trade surplus – and a trophy from Sepp Blatter. What more could a country want? […]

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