“It flew like a wingless pigeon”: 15 Brilliant Brazilian Football Expressions

It is said that when Brazil lost to Uruguay in the final of the 1950 World Cup the entire nation mourned. The heartbreak was so profound that a name was created for the disaster - the "Maracanaço" - in much the same way as an earthquake or hurricane might be titled. Such is the fundamental...

8 June 2016

[Infographic] The hidden costs of forgotten holiday items

We’ve all been in that situation where you unpack your suitcase at your hotel and realise you’ve forgotten a vital item. But thanks to inflated exchange rates and overseas card charges, how much could it really end up costing to re-purchase those items abroad? We decided to take a look, and the results make for some eye...

8 June 2016

A weaker currency - is it all bad news?

The British Pound has been in the news a lot over the last few days.  Its value has declined following the news that the Bank of England Governor, Mervyn King, voted to increase the size of its quantitative easing programme.

8 June 2016

Banks – The balance of power is shifting

Andy Haldane, an executive director of the Bank of England, has suggested that person-to-person lending services may well replace traditional bank lending.

7 June 2016
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