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Barclays Business Overdraft


Find in Business Costs February 28th, 2007 - 7,022 views

I recently had to arrange an overdraft facility for my business account. To cut a long story short, a 2 month trial for a 12 month marketing campaign was so unresponsive I chose not to go ahead and not to start making the required monthly payments. So understandably I wasn’t too pleased when the first payment was taken […]

Currency Trading – What You Need to Know


Find in Stocks & Shares February 28th, 2007 - 5,948 views

Currency trading has taken the country by storm – and with good reason. Conducted online, the pace of foreign currency trading is fast (deals can be completed in seconds) and furious. With the advent of mini-forex accounts, it’s become incredibly easy to get into the market. You can get started with a Forex mini account […]

Creditmarket.co.uk & Google


Find in SEO & Web February 28th, 2007 - 5,896 views

This is an addition to a previous post about my site creditmarket.co.uk In the post I didn’t go into any reason why I think Google decided to drop the site from it’s listings after a consistent run near the top (for which I can’t deny I’m grateful).  Before I go any further I must make a point […]

Forced to Find New Host – Choose Wisely


Find in Blogging February 26th, 2007 - 5,871 views

For any would be website owner wether it be professional, personal or otherwise, be sure to pick a good solid, reputable host. I didn’t for a few of my sites. I only needed a small amount of space and not a lot of bandwidth so I hunted around for a reseller account so I could […]

Icon Image in the Address Bar – Favicon


Find in SEO & Web February 20th, 2007 - 6,180 views

To create a logo image fo your website that appears to the left of the ‘http://www’ of your web address. Go here: http://www.html-kit.com/favicon/ It’s a free service and it can make any picture you want into a ‘favicon’. Leave a comment if you want any more info.

BT Featureline Has Redeeming Feature!


Find in Business Costs February 20th, 2007 - 5,693 views

OK, so there are probably lots of people unhappy with their BT service but there are equally very many people that are more than happy with the service. Personally I fluctuate between the two. One aspect of BT featureline is the fact that it DOES NOT integrate with almost every other broadband provider. Also BT […]

Lacking the Three ‘R’s Leaves Millions Shortchanged


Find in General February 20th, 2007 - 4,482 views

£800 million a year!! That’s how much the UK is losing due to a poor knowledge of simple maths. According to a recent report by learndirect; ‘£823 million is lost each year due to inadequate basic skills – enough to pay the starting salaries of more than 40,000 new teachers. ‘ The most interesting results […]

The Winter Lining Works a Treat!


Find in General February 20th, 2007 - 4,574 views

Having suffered from ‘man-flu’ over the weekend I had to return a ‘recovery dvd’. On the way to the rental shop I was stuck behind every possible learner, bad driver and hesitant decision maker. In my youth I would have fussed and fretted but this time I just made the resolute decision to relax, bide […]

177% APR!! And a Friendly Agent Collects!


Find in Loans February 19th, 2007 - 5,118 views

A recent circular made it through my door offering me a small ‘cash’ loan of up to £500. ‘Quick cash’ and ‘payday’ loans have been available in America for many years and have recently started to gain more ground in the UK too. Indicative of the fact that debt problems are on the rise (a […]

In the News!


Find in Blogging February 17th, 2007 - 6,232 views

UKMoneyPot after only a very brief spell online is already in the news! And not just the news but the Financial Times no less. In an article about the rise in the number of personal finance blogs in the UK. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/18a7f400-bdb0-11db-bd86-0000779e2340.html To be fair I was shocked when approached but the reality is there are […]

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