The end of austerity. When the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, set out his spending plans on Monday, that was his claim… almost.
“The era of austerity is finally coming to an end,” he said, as he gave his third Budget statement to the House of Commons.
The Budget is a financial and political affair in which the Chancellor sets out both to reassure existing party supporters and to woo new fans.
Is Philip Hammond set to deliver? Here’s a list of what some of us at MoneyLens hope will (and won’t) feature in his Budget…
We’ve recently passed the ten year anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ collapse. The 150 year-old investment bank filing for bankruptcy is often seen as a pivotal event in the run up to the global recession.
However, one thing we did not discuss in detail was this: what is a recession and what should young people like me do if there is another?
I have to admit, I didn’t think I needed a current account “built for mobile”, which is how Starling describes itself, at first.
Despite being interested in start-ups and financial technology (fintech) and aware there an increasing number of these, I felt I was doing just fine with my existing bank’s app.
What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed?The first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? If it’s looking at your mobile device, then you’re in too deep.
We all want to make our money go as far as possible - so here are some tips for maximising your holiday spends by getting the best possible exchange rates.