Free? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective

By Michael Boxwell Eco-friendly cars have long been a good investment for Londoners. Driving an electric vehicle means you are exempt from both congestion charges and VED (road tax) both pet hates of the average motorist. There are an abundance of charging points around the City and local government offer a grant that will give you up to 75 per cent off the cost of installing a domestic charge point. With no fuel charges and the majority of car journeys...

Families must communicate more on work and wages

By David Rowsell, head of Money for Life Programme, Lloyds Banking Group Parents are their children’s first financial educators – teaching them how to spend or save and how money is earned. Financial behaviours and decisions – both good and bad – have a powerful influence on children’s financial attitudes and behaviour around money. Recent reports, compiled by family welfare charity, Home-Start, have found that around a third (31 per cent) of adults believe it to be inappropriate to include...

Are We Sleepwalking Into The Next Election? (Part 3 of 6) . . . Debt and a Predatory Economy

By J T Coombes   www.globalmagnacarta.com    @GMagnaCarta In this new millennium 21st century Society is saddled with systems way past their sell by date. . . . A 15th century democratic system, complete with glass ceiling . . . An 11th century monetary system that increasingly holds the world to ransom . . . A 2000 year old surveillance system being replaced by modern technology Voting with what we now have will never solve the problems we now face  In this series...

Top Ten Reasons to Get on the Property Ladder in Croydon

London’s property market has been booming in recent years, bouncing back after the recession far faster than anywhere else.  But for those in the capital who want to get onto the property ladder for the first time, affordability is a major issue, with the average cost of a new home currently at £639,774*. So it is no surprise then that a quarter (25 per cent) of Londoners who currently rent believe it will be at least ten years before they...

Jonny’s Shares

Game Digital has found a new home on the FTSE whilst WHSmith are expanding its oversees operations Following on from the Scottish referendum there has been numerous election campaigns getting underway ahead of the next general election in early May. The stock market has not really changed over the past few weeks but these campaigns can often impact the market depending on the stance of each political party. It is key for market analysts to take stock of what is...

The changing reality of what we leave behind

 By Anand Ramdeo, founder of Planned Departure www.planneddeparture.com Only a decade ago most of us would never have even considered that our digital lives would eventually have real financial, not to mention emotional value.  Yet recent research by PwC revealed that the sum of unclaimed digital assets in the UK amounts to £29 billion. This same research points to the fact that 32% of consumers still keep paper copies to store their information, which only goes to show how much more rapidly...

Go West Doesn’t Mean Go Broke

By Ana Zoria Go west doesn't mean go broke: young professionals West London survival guide West London became popular amongst the wealthy centuries ago and that’s still true today. The Village of Palaces, known today as Chelsea, has been a residence of royalties and a hangout of bourgeois bohemians since the 17th century. Today, the Victorian-style accommodation found in abundance across West London is home to financiers, socialites, Russian oligarchs and other Gucci-belted wealthy individuals. No secret, these lucky individuals and...

Ten tips to sell home before Xmas…87 Days to Go!

By Steve Taggart It is hard to believe but there are only 87 days to go to xmas. Shops are already advertising for the festive season, which can make you feel quite unsettled. But that is nothing compared to the panic that will set in, if you are playing to sell your home before then. Well fear not, here are ten top tips to ensure can before Santa pays you a visit. Get a signboard. Ensure you have a signboard,...

How the Scottish Referendum Affected the Stock Market

A review of how the Scottish Referendum affected the stock market, Apple report record sales of iPhone 6, and Alibaba post IPO record by Jonny Smith.  After a summer break, this weeks article will assess the effect of the Scottish referendum on the strength of the currency and stock market. There will also be an assessment of Apple following the release of the new iPhone 6 and further American news from Bank of America, Alibaba, and Shetland based Faroe Petroleum....

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