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Barclaycard 50th anniversary: The story of the UK's first credit card

May 24, 2016
David Lascelles
As Barclaycard reaches its 50th anniversary this year, we look back to the card's launch as the UK's first credit card, and how Derek Wilde changed British banking forever with just a six-page plan.
Barclaycard 50th anniversary: The story of the UK's first credit card
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Barclaycard 50th anniversary: The story of the UK's first credit card

May 24, 2016
David Lascelles
Barclaycard 50th anniversary: The story of the UK's first credit card

7 benefits of joining a student society

May 18, 2016
Ryan Ciecko
Joining a student society is one of the best things you can do while completing your degree. There are so many benefits to joining a student society - it's a great way to meet new people, have some fun, and in some cases, even help improve your future career prospects!
7 benefits of joining a student society
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7 benefits of joining a student society

May 18, 2016
Ryan Ciecko
7 benefits of joining a student society

The work, study and family balance: Exam dates and textbooks, textbooks, textbooks

May 17, 2016
Gabbi Stopp
What's it like to go back to part-time study, while managing full-time work and family responsibilities? Gabbi Stopp writes about what it's like to juggle all three. This week, she's focused on study sessions and exam prep.
The work, study and family balance: Exam dates and textbooks, textbooks, textbooks
Gabbi Stopp

The work, study and family balance: Exam dates and textbooks, textbooks, textbooks

May 17, 2016
Gabbi Stopp
The work, study and family balance: Exam dates and textbooks, textbooks, textbooks

In pictures: the 2016 Student Investor Challenge final

May 12, 2016
On April 27, the 2016 Student Investor Challenge final was held. Eight teams of four students from schools across the UK battled it out to be named the 2016 Student Investor Challenge champions, and win a trip to New York and £2000.
In pictures: the 2016 Student Investor Challenge final
The team from Tiffin School came first, winning the trip to New York and £2000 for their school. Judges said: The team deciphered complex information and presented it in an informative and accessible way.

In pictures: the 2016 Student Investor Challenge final

May 12, 2016
In pictures: the 2016 Student Investor Challenge final

Mid-market loan liquidity: What it means

May 11, 2016
Ouida Taaffe
It's suggested that there is plenty of liquidity for those in that segment that want to borrow and that, at some point, banks are going to have to start making more money from the loan product, but companies are not looking to tap the available liquidity.
Mid-market loan liquidity: What it means
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Mid-market loan liquidity: What it means

May 11, 2016
Ouida Taaffe
Mid-market loan liquidity: What it means

Risk and uncertainty: Advising consumers about investment risks

May 09, 2016
Mark Fenton-O’Creevy
People worry about risks, but not always in the ways you expect, so how important is it to advise consumers of the risks surrounding investments? And how can financial advisors develop an approach to advising their clients of investment risks in a cost effective manner?
Risk and uncertainty: Advising consumers about investment risks
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Risk and uncertainty: Advising consumers about investment risks

May 09, 2016
Mark Fenton-O’Creevy
Risk and uncertainty: Advising consumers about investment risks

Climate change, UK banknotes and the National Living Wage: Janet Hontoir's April news round-up

May 06, 2016
Janet Hontoir
From Greek debt and US economic growth to J.M.W Turner and new British banknotes, here are some of the biggest financial news stories of the month, compiled by Janet Hontoir, Academic Course Leader for ifs University College's BSc (Hons) Banking Practice & Management.
Climate change, UK banknotes and the National Living Wage: Janet Hontoir's April news round-up
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Climate change, UK banknotes and the National Living Wage: Janet Hontoir's April news round-up

May 06, 2016
Janet Hontoir
Climate change, UK banknotes and the National Living Wage: Janet Hontoir's April news round-up

How to transition successfully from student life to graduate employment

May 04, 2016
Nadim Choudhury
Making the move from student life to the workforce can be a daunting experience, but there are many things that can be done to ensure a smooth transition from student to working life.
How to transition successfully from student life to graduate employment
Woman working at desk

How to transition successfully from student life to graduate employment

May 04, 2016
Nadim Choudhury
How to transition successfully from student life to graduate employment

The work, study and family balance: Finding the time to study

May 03, 2016
Gabbi Stopp
What's it like to go back to part-time study, while managing full-time work and family responsibilities? This week, Gabbi Stopp writes about how to find the time to study, while juggling work and family responsibilities.
The work, study and family balance: Finding the time to study
Gabbi Stopp

The work, study and family balance: Finding the time to study

May 03, 2016
Gabbi Stopp
The work, study and family balance: Finding the time to study