We’re always on the lookout for new and simple ways of keeping track of spending , and if you’re a fan of GMail, then this neat little solution might be for you.
We’ve just taken an unexpected delivery of an OWL Wireless Energy Monitor, provided for free courtesy of those fine (but possibly over-charging) folks at British Gas.
You may recall that a few weeks ago I asked for feedback on RBS/Natwest’s MoneySense scheme, where advisors in the branches of these banks were specially trained to give impartial advice on a range of money issues.
Update 25th June 2009 – Corus are cutting another 2,000 jobs across the U.K. – more details can be found on the BBC website. The following information relates to an annoucement of redundancies from January 2009. Corus are likely to announce a 10% cut in its U.K. workforce tomorrow morning (Monday 26th), meaning 2,500 jobs […]
Can’t get enough of our basic explanation of important principles effecting our economy?
Then you might also be interested in the BBC’s Recession Tracker – there’s nothing like making essentially dull concepts slightly more bearable with a few graphs and colourful pictures.
It looks like today could be the day that the U.K. economy officially enters a recession, when official data will confirm that we have had 2 consecutive quarters of negative growth, the standard recession definition.
I’ve got very mixed feelings about the news that many Northern Rock staff will wake up to a big fat bonus in their bank accounts tomorrow morning.
Recent reports suggest that since interest rates have plummeted over the last few months, more and more people are wisely choosing to make overpayments on their mortgages.
There’s some good news for graduates who have student loans taken out since 1998 – interest rates charged on the loans are dropping thanks to the recent Bank of England rate cuts.
After a few days of quiet on the administration front, electrical retailer Empire Direct has today announced that it has ceased trading and appointed KPMG as administrator.