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About Mark Richards

A previous financial services business owner, Mark is an experienced Journalist Speaker, Speechwriter and Coach. He has written for a number of websites related to the financial sector and won numerous awards. Mark has also published a number of books.

Government Slashes Maximum Stake on FOBTs – as all eyes turn to Windsor

By | 2018-05-18T12:00:19+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Business, Personal Finance|

The UK Government has had a hard time of it lately. Seemingly unable to make a decision about anything, they have suddenly acted swiftly and decisively. On the one hand, their action might save hundreds of problem gamblers from addiction and crippling financial damage – on the other it may see thousands of people lose [...]

Tech always provides new jobs. Why should this time be any different?

By | 2018-05-14T09:27:21+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Business, Personal Finance, Technology|

Are all our jobs really going to be taken by artificial intelligence and robotics? Throughout history, technological change has always brought new job opportunities. Why should this time be any different? By Mark Richards We ended last week by looking back on a confusing few days for the British economy – a puzzling mixture of [...]

April Economic Roundup: from tax changes and a resurgent FTSE-100 index to Kim Jong-un and Mark Zuckerberg

By | 2018-04-30T09:20:49+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Banking, Economy, Personal Finance|

Another month has passed and it is time for our look back – this time at April. It was a month that brought us a Far Eastern bromance that would have seemed impossible at the beginning of the year. In the UK there was a wash-out Easter which brought more gloom for the high street, [...]

Will Moving Towards Contactless Payments Leave Our Vulnerable Behind?

By | 2018-04-27T08:37:57+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Banking, Economy, Personal Finance|

17m journeys across London every week are made without cash, as we increasingly move towards contactless payments. Is the UK going the same way as countries like Sweden, where cash is all but dying out? And what does this mean for vulnerable groups like the elderly? By Mark Richards Figures came out from Transport for [...]