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23 September, 2016

by Matthew Weston

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What is the difference between ATOL and ABTA?

  The rise of holidays abroad in recent years has further increased the need for insurance and security when Brits travel overseas. According to the Office for National Statistics in 2015, 65.7 million British citizens left the country with the…

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15 September, 2016

by Peter Rudin-Burgess

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No Relief for the Pound Exchange Rate

The decision of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to keep rates at the current, historically low, rate was no surprise. Last month the BoE cut its base rate from 0.5% to 0.25%, as it trys to maintian…

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14 September, 2016

by Matthew Weston

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Is all-inclusive really value for money?

  So I have just come back from a trip away to the Canary Island of La Palma. The small island was part of an exclusive deal with the package holiday company Thomson. Whilst indulging in the all-inclusive offers on…

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13 September, 2016

by Peter Rudin-Burgess

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Plastic £5 Note launched

Today (Tuesday 13th September) saw the launch of the new Polymer plastic £5 note which coincides with the Paralymic Games in Rio. The new notes, in general, are the easiest ever to use for the visually impaired. Not only are…

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06 September, 2016

by Rewan

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Central Bank Activity and Speculation Drives AUD, EUR, USD, CAD

Pound Sterling Pound Sterling is currently on a high thanks to the performance of recent economic data. Indices charting the growth of the manufacturing, construction and services sector all strongly bettered forecasts. While the construction industry remained marginally in contraction,…

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31 August, 2016

by Peter Rudin-Burgess

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Terrorism Hits Holiday Bookings

The headline above is no surprise, obviously. What struck me was that in the past you were talking about Tunisia and Libya but after this year we now have France and Germany on this list. It was striking while I…

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30 August, 2016

by Rewan

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Federal Reserve Symposium Disappoints Markets

US Dollar It was a quiet few days all round last week as Janet Yellen’s speech at the Jackson Hole Symposium approached on Friday. Investors were expecting a hawkish outlook on US monetary policy, but were severely disappointed after Yellen…

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25 August, 2016

by Peter Rudin-Burgess

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The Pounds week of recovery

Finally we have some good news for the Pound and the knock on effect for the Euro and other exchange rates. The cause or causes are probably down to two reports, the first has the National Institute of Economic and…

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