Finance News

Within the Open Access Government Finance News section, you can find a wide variety of information on the changes in the financial sector.

We often explore the development of digital banking and the future of Fintech, along with the World Bank and World Trade Organisations (WTO) stories. You can also find expert opinions on many popular topics within this category along with insights into the financial changes in other countries.

This category also covers poverty and pensions in the UK along with any legal changes to financial law. Up to date articles are available on fiscal policy and trade wars within the sector.

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Could fingerprint scanning and biometrics be the future of payment tech?

A new study has revealed that a third of Brits think fingerprint scanning and biometrics is the future of payment tech and 31% would embrace new payment technology for added security.
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Pensioners risk £68,000 shortfall as they underestimate the cost of retirement

Pensioners risk a shortfall of more than £68,000 over the course of their retirement as 33% of Brits expect to survive solely on their state pension, new research from Nationwide Building Society shows1.
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How often do Brits move in their lifetime?

In this article, we examine the art of house moving in the UK and discuss how often the average person in Britain will move in their lifetime.
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Rise in foreign ownership of European companies

A continuous rise of foreign ownership of European companies in key sectors has been observed by the European Commission, according to a new Foreign Direct Investment report.
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Financial advice services reshape will boost £1.6 trillion pension assets

A radical reshaping of financial advice services used by pension schemes for long-term investment strategies will benefit millions of savers and boost the nation’s £1.6 trillion retirement assets, under plans unveiled by the government.
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How can banks prevent identity fraud?

Tim Bedard, Director, OneSpan, provides his advice on how banks can prevent identity fraud and gain the upper hand during a time of increased cyber attacks.
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Where next for the British pig industry?

Zoe Davies, Chief Executive of the National Pig Association asks where next for the British pig industry and provides a fascinating response.
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Brexit impact: Have you lost one week’s wages?

A study by the University of Warwick reveals that Brexit has already cost the average worker more than one week’s wages, due to financial consequences of Brexit negotiations.
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Brexit: Ditch the fear, embrace innovation

The UK is open for business – and it is time to step outside this vicious circle that is driving confidence down to an all-time low and embrace innovation.
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Will India become a crucial exporter for China?

India is poised to achieve their highest ever export amounts to China this fiscal year: read on to find out what kind of trade deals these countries are negotiating and how this window opened.
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New guidance will help employers close gender pay gap

Better engagement from senior leadership, increased staff awareness and improved recruitment practices will help companies reduce their gender pay gap the Minister for Women Victoria Atkins has announced.
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Research reveals 83% of graduates will never repay their student debt

Whilst higher education is subsidised by the government through student loans, is it enough to save graduates from student debt, and how has this affected the UK economy?
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Businesses must adopt a new recruitment model to attract millennials

Businesses should adopt a recruitment model if they are to attract young talent, as new figures reveal 60% of millennials want salary transparency.
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The UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’: The price of real economic measures to address this

Nigel Wilcock, Executive director of the Institute of Economic Development sheds light on the UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’, including the price of real economic measures to address this.
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Protect your pension pots against investment scammers

The Insolvency Service is warning people to guard their pension pots against investment scammers and negligent trustees.
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Product agility for European banks is a priority following open banking

As open banking is implemented across Europe, improving product agility is now a priority for 51% of European banks says EIU report.
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Does your business qualify for R&D tax credits?

Tax specialists highlight four things that many businesses do that qualify them for R&D tax credits - without them realising.
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Brits underestimate the average cost of a house deposit

KIS Finance surveyed 2,000 Brits to find out their expectation vs reality when it comes to the age they reached life milestones such as affording a house deposit.
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What is the difference between a rental agreement and a lease agreement? 

The terms lease agreement and rental agreement are often used interchangeably, but it is important to know that these are not the same thing.
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Time scale for saving Dublin based property deposit revealed

It will currently take over two decades for Dublin based home buyers to put a property deposit down, according to brand new research.

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