Category : Business

Crypto Credit Crunch: Virgin Money Bans Credit Card Customers Buying Cryptocurrencies

7 months ago / 0 comments

Virgin Money said “Following a review of our policies, I can confirm customers will no longer be able to use their Virgin Money credit card to purchase crypto-currencies.” This follows a similar move by Lloyds Banking Group earlier in the month citing concerns that customers are at risk of racking … Read More

The Urban Collective: Easy London Living

7 months ago / 0 comments

Moving to London after uni? Searching for accommodation can be stressful and time consuming, as the founders of a new app discovered, when it took them 75 hours to search, find and organise viewings of rental properties. However, the founders of the Urban Collective took their difficult experience renting and … Read More

New Year, Same Trump: Will 2018 see the US President’s Problems with the EU Reach a Nasty Conclusion?

8 months ago / 0 comments

Brexit is not the only issue on the plate of officials in Brussels at the moment, as Donald Trump called out the EU over unfair treatment of US exporters just last week. In a characteristically vague style, the US president told ITV in a recent broadcast that the problems he … Read More

Spotify Public Offering: Wise Move or an Unnecessary Risk?

8 months ago / 0 comments

Cracking on with its plan to go public, Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, has filed paperwork to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The Swedish company, often lauded with helping reverse the huge losses in music revenue caused by piracy, currently boasts 140 million … Read More

EasyJet Boss Takes Pay Cut – but will this Fix the Gender Pay Gap?

8 months ago / 0 comments

It was recently announced that the chief executive of easyJet has taken a pay cut in order to make his salary match that of his predecessor. Johan Lundgren took over as the chief executive last December on a basic salary of £740,000; his predecessor, Carolyn McCall, was on a salary … Read More

Facebook: an Addiction to be Regulated?

8 months ago / 0 comments

The average UK smoker spends 25 minutes smoking cigarettes a day, and depends on cigarettes to occupy their mind or lift their mood. More worryingly, most UK smokers smoke their first cigarette just 30 minutes after waking up. We are hounded to avoid cigarettes and frequently bombarded with graphic cancerous … Read More

The End of the Road for UK’s Trade Ties with China?

8 months ago / 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to beat the drum for deepening trade ties and showcasing Britain’s global ambitions. With the uncertainty of Brexit looming it is essential for the UK to open up new overseas markets as the general consensus is that trade with the EU … Read More

Empower Conference 2018 – All You Need to Know About Leeds University’s First Student Led Leadership Conference

8 months ago / 0 comments

You will almost certainly have seen it being advertised and promoted both online and in the Leeds University Union building, but what exactly is the Empower Conference? Where did the idea for a student-led, company-sponsored and leadership-focused event arise from? In addition to this, why is the Empower Conference a … Read More

Bitcoin: Over-emphasised Or Over-Criticised?

8 months ago / 0 comments

The dizzying heights of bitcoin’s mid-December valuation in 2017 at $17,900 per coin has proven impossible to maintain, slipping down to a figure below $14,000 within the space of a week. Just this month, the most prominent of cryptocurrencies dropped to almost half of its peak value, slumping to a … Read More

Automation Threatens to Widen North-South Divide

8 months ago / 0 comments

For years, northern industry was at the forefront of England’s economy. From the industrial revolution which traces its roots from Lancashire cotton mills, to coal mining across Yorkshire and the North-East, Britain was powered by Northern workers. That is until technology began to make more and more jobs redundant, and … Read More