Tag : money

Stressmas: The Price Britons Pay for a ‘Perfect’ Festive Season

1 month ago / 0 comments

Your local town centre has put up the Christmas lights, Costa and Starbucks have changed their disposable cups to winter versions and you’ve probably already scoffed a few mince pies. For some, Christmas is the time of eating, drinking and being merry. However, for many, the holidays can also be … Read More

Ten Best-Paid Jobs for University Students, Surveys Suggest

2 months ago / 0 comments

Want a lucrative part-time job to see you through the academic year? Here’s a run-down of the 10-best paid jobs out there. Just put my work shifts into my calendar and loooool why am I so fully booked for the next couple of weeks??? I love it tho having my … Read More

Mixed Reception for May’s Higher Education Review

11 months ago / 0 comments

On Monday, Theresa May announced her plans for a higher education funding review that could lead to a reduction in tuition fees. Other plans for the review include her idea for a focus on vocational qualifications; suggesting that university should not be the sole choice, and education should instead be … Read More

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

11 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

Trouble in Paradise: Avoidance, Evasion and Offshore Accounts

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon shines a light on the latest leak of British celebrities hiding their wealth in offshore funds and exposing the most vulnerable in society. On the 5th November 2017, millions of documents were made public relating to offshore investments. Named ‘The Paradise Papers’, these leaks revealed the private financial affairs of … Read More

Is Our Economy Slowly Waving Goodbye to Cash?

1 year ago / 0 comments

This was a question which, in a recent interview, I was asked, and to say the least, I was stumped. Some people like carrying around money, some people don’t trust the banking system, the shadow economy… were all things I drew on in an attempt to give a reasonable answer. … Read More

Spend a penny, save a pound! – A guide to food shopping for freshers.

1 year ago / 0 comments

Whilst Freshers’ week can cost you a pretty penny purchasing tickets for the best events in town, it’s also a good time to start saving and becoming a little savvy when spending your student loan…Here at the Gryphon, we’ve got some tips on how you can make the most of … Read More

Cigarettes and Alcohol

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, announced the 2017 Spring Budget last week. Amongst the large array of price changes and resource allocations, two price rises stood out to me in particular: cigarettes and alcohol. In other words, the two commodities that make the student nightlife world go round. … Read More

Climbing the Property Ladder in the Capital

2 years ago / 0 comments

Having risen in value at a much faster rate than across the rest of the UK and facing little volatility even in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, London property appears to remain a safe and reliable investment. Since 1998, house prices in London have risen by 533% on … Read More

Moving money in/to the 21st Century: the new Peer-to-Peer payment system

2 years ago / 0 comments

Do you know PayPal’s vision when it was created? Well it was one of smiling people that split the bill after having brunch together but don’t have to squander their time looking for correct change. Well I think it is fair to assume that that has not become reality. I … Read More