Sam Allcock

Sam Allcock

Should I get an emergency credit card?

Should I get an emergency credit card?

Having savings for a rainy day can be a great lifeline if you find yourself struck by a financial emergency. Just one unforeseen event, like a broken down car or losing a job, could see you facing a period of financial instability. However, studies show that 27% of Brits have...

Why 2019 Must Be the Year of Internet Safety

Why 2019 Must Be the Year of Internet Safety

Every day, the internet becomes bigger and more ingrained in our lives. Maybe 20 years ago, the internet was a luxury. Yet today, it’s a part of everyday life. While there are many great possibilities afforded online, the good is often accompanied by the bad. The bad, in this case,...

Affordable ways to add value to your home

Affordable ways to add value to your home

If you’re preparing to sell your home and are hoping to make a good return on your original investment, you will probably be considering making some improvements to add value to your property? Having an extension built, converting the loft, or adding a conservatory will achieve that, however, the reality...

Seven of London’s most sustainable buildings

Seven of London’s most sustainable buildings

Due to the rise of climate change, there is now a need for everyone, everywhere to improve their personal level of eco-friendliness and sustainability. Businesses need to do the same, to ensure that their buildings and staff aren’t contributing to the high levels of pollution and waste within London. Fortunately,...

How to Be a Vegetarian on a Budget

How to Be a Vegetarian on a Budget

Adhering to a vegetarian or vegan diet always gives people the impression that it is more expensive than eating meat. Somehow, the idea of eating a plant-based diet is perceived to be a privilege only a few people can afford. Perhaps what is to blame here is the proliferation of...

6 Ways Smart Cards Benefit Schools

6 Ways Smart Cards Benefit Schools

ID cards have become ubiquitous in UK schools over the last five years and are now worn by staff, students and visitors. However, what benefits could a school have if those cards were more than just a piece of plastic with a name and photo printed on to them? What...

Fun Games for the Family on Father’s Day

Fun Games for the Family on Father’s Day

As Father’s Day is fast approaching, you as a parent should have activities and games you can play and have fun with the whole family on that special day. The truth is, it is impossible to turn family activities into fun games for your kids. Well, if you try out...

Why does technical analysis work?

Why does technical analysis work?

When it comes to either speculating or investing in the financial markets, there are two main approaches. The first being fundamental analysis and the other being technical analysis. Both these fields of study of the financial markets are different. Yet, they point to the same goal of buying low and...

A guide to buying residential property.

A guide to buying residential property.

Buying property is stressful. As an estate agent, I found the main reason for my client’s frustration was a lack of understanding as to how a property transaction works. There is an unwritten etiquette that estate agents want you to abide by to make the process smoother for all involved....

City of Dreams: Cyprus

City of Dreams: Cyprus

The first fully integrated casino resort in Europe will be City of Dreams Mediterranean, and it will open in 2021. City of Dreams Mediterranean will be operated by Melco, and it will be located on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, which is considered a crossroads between Europe, Africa and Asia....

Premier League Run

Premier League Run

Arsenal’s hard-fought 1-0 win over Watford at Vicarage Road further congested the battle for the top four in the Premier League. Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea are now separated by just one point with Manchester United in sixth-spot ready to pounce on any mistakes. The race for the top four is...

Employee Training and Development through e-Learning

Employee Training and Development through e-Learning

Workplace dynamics are on a constant evolution, and technology has a significant part to play in it. Businesses and brands are focusing more on building their online presence and are utilising advanced apps and software in running their operations. To achieve their goals in this competitive web platform, it has...

25 years of the National Lottery

25 years of the National Lottery

Do you remember 19th November 1994? “Baby Come Back” by Pato Banton featuring Ali and Robin Campbell of UB40 was number one, Chelsea and Manchester City were flirting with Premier League relegation, and Mr. Blobby was only two years old. Most significantly, it’s also the date that the first ever...

There’s more to Cheltenham than the races

There’s more to Cheltenham than the races

Horse racing is traditionally seen as the sport of the upper classes in the stands and the lower classes in the bookies. Lords and Ladies congregate in the royal boxes to watch the horses that they have backed. In the bookies, middle-aged men with cigarette stained fingers crowd around a...

Fundamental Vs. Technical Analysis

Fundamental Vs. Technical Analysis

Evidently, both fundamental and technical analysis are important for trading. But when talking to experienced, successful traders, there is often no agreement on which is more important. Nor is there a consensus on how much emphasis a new trader should put on each. Some traders will say they trade entirely...

6 Advantages of Using Smart Cards in Education

6 Advantages of Using Smart Cards in Education

Throughout the UK education system, smart card technology is providing schools, colleges and universities with a wide range of innovative solutions. The benefits it brings include reduced staff workloads, increased security and improvements to services. Here are six of the main advantages smart cards are delivering. Robust ID verification The...

Cheltenham festival 2019

Cheltenham festival 2019

The 2019 Cheltenham festival starts in a matter of three weeks from now. Today's horse racing, we will be revealing to you everything you need to know about the 2019 Cheltenham festival. The Cheltenham Gold cup is probably the second most popular hunt racing event of the year. Only second...

Tips to keep your wallet topped-up at uni

Tips to keep your wallet topped-up at uni

It’s no secret that going to university is expensive. Aside from the enormous loan taken out to cover tuition, you still need a way to pay for accommodation, food, travel,academic supplies and, if you’re lucky, the occasional social event. It doesn’t matter what course you’re studying, one of the biggest...

VaR, IFA, AER – What The FSA!

Top 5 Financial Markets Movies

Financial markets are dynamic, complex and exciting, and it didn’t take Hollywood too long to seize the opportunity to visually document this bold industry. There are plenty of movies based on the financial markets – and for a good reason! When you add a great script with a Hollywood twist,...

5 most popular sports to bet on in 2019

5 most popular sports to bet on in 2019

Sports betting is thriving more than ever and with the innovations in mobile and online betting, it’s easier than ever to bet on your favourite team or sporting event and potentially make a profit in the process. In 2019, these are the top sports to bet on and the reasons...

Summer Schools: Why Give up Your Holiday?

Summer Schools: Why Give up Your Holiday?

Often the first reaction to the idea of a summer school is negative, to say the least, why would you want to give up your summer holidays to study more especially when you have just completed a tough year at school? There are actually more benefits than you might realise...

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