What is Peer-to-Peer lending, can you benefit?

What is Peer-to-Peer lending, can you benefit?

Peer-to-Peer lending has become an established route to secure finance for small to medium size enterprises (SME’s), and already this market sector has witnessed over £5 billion in investment. If the term “Peer-to-Peer”, and even the concept has eluded your attention, then read on and learn a little more about this new phenomenon. What exactly is Peer-to-Peer lending? Traditionally offering and securing investment had been the domain of the banking system, with both investors and…

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Mike Ashley could save BHS

Mike Ashley could save BHS

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley could be the miracle BHS need Last month we released an article about BHS going into administration but now it seems like they may have just got their miracle and this miracle comes in the form of Mike Ashley. It is rumoured that he is placing a bid for the British Home Stores chain. But the question now is, will Mike be the right person for BHS. He knows retail like…

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BHS in administration

BHS in administration

It was announced today BHS in administration  The retail chain British Home Stores lovingly known as BHS has now gone into administration and 11,000 jobs are now at risk. However this means the stores won’t be shutting right away. But sources close to the company stated that “things don’t look good for them”. There is a rumour that chain could be sold off store by store. If this turns out to be true then it…

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Prevent your bank account being hacked

Prevent your bank account being hacked

How to prevent your bank account being hacked In this day and age of internet shopping and where the big 4 banks, Barclays, Natwest, HSBC and Lloyds are closing branches we are being forced to turn to internet banking. This leads us all to ask how safe is internet banking and how can you prevent your bank account being hacked? There are several things we can all do and you should remember to prevent your…

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Take the Sting Out of Existing Debt Credit Card Debt

Take the Sting Out of Existing Debt Credit Card Debt

No matter how good we are with money, there’s always the possibility that we’ll need to fall back on a credit card now and then. But sometimes we can sit on old credit card debt for many years without realising that there’s a better – and faster – way to pay it off. If you have multiple credit cards with varying debts on each, there’s an excellent solution which may mean you can save thousands of…

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The Basics of Bitcoin: What’s the Fuss about Digital Currency?

The Basics of Bitcoin: What’s the Fuss about Digital Currency?

What is Digital Currency & what are Bitcoins? Over the past year or two, there has been increasing media coverage of so-called digital currencies like Bitcoin. But it’s not always made clear in these discussion what bitcoin actually is, so the who conversation can be somewhat confusing. With that in mind, it seems to make sense to take some time to explain the basics of bitcoin, and why it has caused such a ripple across…

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Equity Release 101: What You Need to Know

Equity Release 101: What You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about Equity Release Whilst some people would have you believe that retirement is one long picnic, it’s not always that simple. There are still a number of financial and personal pitfalls that you may encounter, with financial issues being of particular concern. With no active job, how can people facing financial crises expect to meet whatever the costs may be? Well, one option is equity release. Provided you are a home…

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Key considerations when divorcing later in life

Key considerations when divorcing later in life

Key considerations when divorcing later in life. If you have been married for many years and are now thinking of filing for divorce, there are many key considerations that should be carefully thought through and analysed before you blindly go ahead. Later could be lethal Couples who decide to divorce much later in life often split up for the same reasons that younger couples do: financial pressures, regrets about previous choices, an increased desire for independence or…

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