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We’ll bring you all the latest news from the financial sector, keeping you right up-to-date with everything you need to know regarding loans, financial products and services as well as anything else that might interest you.

Why are the Big Banks still letting us down?

The global banking crisis first began to truly hit home in the UK in 2007, as thousands of Northern Rock customers queued for hours to withdraw their savings. The bank had borrowed money to fund mortgages for its customers, then sold off the mortgages in the international markets. Eventually demand for secured mortgages inevitably fell, leaving Northern Rock with a shortage in capital, meaning that it needed to borrow money from the British government in order to balance the books. As the recession deepened into 2008 consumer confidence in banks went sour, as it was revealed that risk-buying was a large factor contributing to the scale of the credit crunch.

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Personal Loans Online

Over the past two decades, the internet has transformed the ways in which we communicate, seek information, shop and much more. It’s an invaluable tool that continues to evolve – it seems that on an almost weekly basis there’s a new website or app that changes our life for the better. In a nutshell, that’s progress. Read More »

What are the benefits of decentralising the internet for finance?

You might think the Internet is already a random collection of servers and routers, making it easy to remain safe and for our financial technology, data and security to be assured. However, there are a collection of key master servers that store all the Internet’s addresses and routes, and endless choke points at telcos and ISPs. This undoubtedly makes it easier for ‘big brother’, vested interests and other forces to monitor what is really going on across the net.


What could the ‘Internet of Things’ bring to our future?

The “Internet of Things” is a hot topic in the tech world that will affect us all in the coming years. It defines any computing device or sensor that can be found almost anywhere, which talks to other devices via wireless or mobile networks to share data. This can be traffic monitoring, the temperature in an office, the status of a plane engine, monitoring snowfall or anything else, hence the rather vague name of “things”. more

Mobile investment proves talking point

Something to talk about on your mobile this week: the UK Government has announced that the days of mobile black spots might be consigned to history. A £5-billion deal with four mobile providers is set to ensure you are never out of touch again wherever you are in the UK, and surely where the leaders go, the rest will follow?


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