I won’t remember 2020 as the year of face masks, quarantine and hand sanitising. Oh no! 2020 will be remembered as The Year I Spent Glued to My Sofa, having succumbed to the temptation of the small screen’s most enticing content: Reality TV.

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Financial services continue to reconfigure and evolve at a rapid rate, and at times it can feel hard to keep up. The fallout from the global financial crisis changed the face of consumer behaviour forever; a new wave of challenger banks emerging as a result. Let’s take a look at what it means to be a “challenger bank”, the growing popularity of these alternative services and how they compare to the traditional institutions.

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What is a “challenger bank”?

As more and more people across the UK turn to food banks for help during this difficult period, find out how this pop up food bank in London’s East End is caring for the community.

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Whether you are trading internationally, freelancing for clients overseas or planning to move abroad, managing your financial affairs in multiple currencies can prove stressful — and expensive!— for even the most organised person. In this guide I will review the features of a multi-currency bank account and evaluate the pros and cons of both business and personal use.

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What is a multi-currency bank account?

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It is September 2019 and I’m flying back to the UK, having squeezed every last morsel out of my two year working holiday visa. I am truly gutted to be leaving the West Coast of Canada. If my reluctant homecoming featured in a movie montage it would be accompanied by Nelly Furtado’s All Good Things (Come To An End).

April Summers

Cautiously enthusiastic. Perpetually curious. Happiest in transit.

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