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Value of the fiver declines by 96% in the past sixty years

As the paper £5 is withdrawn from circulation, Lloyds Private Banking looks at how the value of money has changed since the modern blue £5 note was first introduced in 1957.

The best ways to spend Bitcoin

The best ways to spend Bitcoin

It’s fair to say that Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency as a whole, has taken a while to work its way into the public’s conscience.

M&S Bank welcomes new current account customers with up to £185 to spend in M&S

New M&S Current Account customers can enjoy up to £185 to spend in M&S (online and in-store) when they switch and stay with M&S Bank.

Halifax is number one choice for switchers

Official figures released by BACS show that Halifax is the most switched to bank on the high street.

Finding the best Bitcoin trading sites

Finding the best Bitcoin trading sites

If you’re looking for a new website to use to trade BitCoins; it can be difficult to know where to start your search. There aren’t too many comparison sites that allow you to search through multiple websites at once but there are other ways to identify a reliable, trustworthy site.

Banks are dead - but who's to blame?

Banks are dead - but who's to blame?

As of late March, the days when a customer could waltz into their high-street bank and demand to speak to its manager may be numbered.

Brits sitting on £420m worth of soon-to-be useless money

As the new 12-sided £1 coins come into circulation next week, Money has found that Britain has a collective £420m worth of soon-to-be useless currency in coin jars and glove boxes.

One in five SMEs miss new business opportunities due to lack of finance

The Aldermore Future Attitudes report today reveals that a fifth (19%) of all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – equating to 1.04 million firms in the UK with under 250 employees – have missed out on at least one new business opportunity in the past 12 months due to a lack of available finance.

Entrepreneur Nation - Just over 4 million British workers will become self-employed

Great Britain is a nation of aspiring entrepreneurs, according to a new report from Aldermore, the specialist lender and savings bank.

5 things every small business needs to do to get ahead

5 things every small business needs to do to get ahead

Running a small business can sometimes feel like you’re out on your own at sea, with budgets, business plans, social media notifications and unexpected maintenance fees swirling underneath you.

6 weeks until the pound stops being round

With only 6 weeks until the historic new 12-sided pound enters circulation, the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury visits the Royal Mint.

7 American private companies making billions

7 American private companies making billions

As Americans, we love a rags-to-riches story, and that applies as much to companies as it does to the people who build them.

Should you hire an accountant if you’re self-employed?

According to recent report from the Office of National Statistics, self-employment in the UK is at its highest since records began. While being self-employed can grant you additional freedoms that a regular nine-to-five job may restrict, there are also several additional responsibilities that can cause people problems.

£250 million milestone for Start Up Loans

£250 million of Start Up Loans have been made available to entrepreneurs, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced.

There’s no need to wait for an app to check if you’ve got the right bank account comments on the reforms recommended in a report from the CMA.