Latest News with UK tag

Holborn Assets- 10 Tips To Ace Travel Insurance In 2017

22nd May 2017

Nearly one in five Brits go on holiday without travel insurance. Wow! Why risk getting stranded without medical cover in a country when you are desperately ill and you can’t even speak the language? It doesn’t even bear thinking about. The best thing about travel insurance is that, in the UK at least, it is […]

Holborn Assets Scam Watch: Latest UK identity fraud figures highest ever

15th May 2017

Identity fraud in the UK is at its highest level ever, according to figures from leading UK fraud prevention service Cifas. 172,919 cases of identity fraud were recorded in the UK in 2016. That’s just a small rise on the 169,592 cases recorded in 2015. And, for 2016, that’s 473 cases of identity fraud recorded […]

Why do we have Bank Holidays?

1st May 2017

Today May 1st is one of two Bank Holidays in the UK which fall in May, with Brits looking forward to another day off work on May 29th. How did Bank Holidays come about in the UK? And how do they match up as national holidays with the rest of the world? Which country is […]

Holborn Assets Reviews – An Antidote to Fake News

26th April 2017

An antidote to “fake news” was earlier this year proposed by a professor from Cambridge University. See below for the full story. But fake news continues to be news in itself, with even the UK Government taking an interest: a UK select committee inquiry is set in September 2017 to publish a report on fake […]

Holborn Assets Scam Watch – April 2017

24th April 2017

Holborn Assets Scam Watch – a look at what scams are out there in the world of personal finance and beyond, and how to stay safe. Would you be fooled by a pension scam? In research commissioned by the UK’s Citizens Advice Bureau in 2016, it was found that three-quarters of us are confident that […]

Holborn Assets News – Don’t forget St George’s Day 2017

23rd April 2017

What is St George’s Day? St George’s Day is England’s national day celebrated on April 23rd every year. Who celebrates St George’s Day? In the UK, the focus for St George’s Day celebrations (if anywhere) is the pub. Most Brits might say that they are proud of St George, but generally Brits do not use […]

Holborn Assets News : Weekly financial highlights from the UK

17th April 2017

Holborn Assets News reviews four snippets of UK personal finance news from this second week of April that highlight the need for expats (and their families) to keep their financial options open: UK housing market hits official doldrums Student loan interest soars with strong inflation Market-beating bond from NSI fails to beat inflation Royal Mail […]

Shock State Pension Government Giveaway: find out if you’ve just been made a millionaire

1st April 2017

The UK Government has today on April 1st 2017 announced that it will be adding an extra 55% to all state pension payments – and, because the giveaway will apply retrospectively as well as cumulatively, an estimated 450,000 Brits A YEAR look set to become millionaires. Are you one of the many winners in the […]

Controversial new £1 coin comes out today in UK

28th March 2017

The controversial new UK £1 coin comes into circulation today (March 28th 2017). With 3% of old £1 coins being counterfeit, the Royal Mint calls the new hi-tech £1 coin “the most secure coin in the world”. Holborn Assets looks at the ins and outs of the currency changeover. What should I do with my […]

New UK Probate sliding scale – 58% of Brits to pay nothing

3rd March 2017

The UK Government this week announced changes to the way that “probate” is charged, with a new sliding scale coming in from April 2017 to replace the old flat fee system. And if you’re one of the 58% of the UK population with an estate to pass on that’s worth less than £50,000, probate won’t […]

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