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About Trevor Clawson

Trevor is a UK-based business journalist and author, specialising in startups, tech companies and fast growth businesses. His career in journalism began as Business Editor of BBC World television's pan-European text news services. From there he went on to edit e.Business and PLC Director magazines before going freelance. He is the author of three books, including The Unauthorized Guide to Business the Jamie Oliver Way, which has been translated into five languages. Follow Trevor on Twitter @trevorclawson

Big Four Mobile Networks Team Up to Fight A Rising Tide of Phone Fraud

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:17+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Trevor Clawson. There are few more immediate ways for a business to communicate with one of its customers than by SMS message. An email may not get read for an hour or two, even when it is sitting snugly in a smartphone inbox, but a text announces its presence with a buzz or a [...]

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Lloyds Turns To Google To Make Card Spending More Secure

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:18+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Banking, Personal Finance|

By Trevor Clawson. It’s very much a twenty-first-century problem. In a world where contactless cards are fast replacing cash as the preferred means to make even the smallest of purchases, the average bank statement can contain details of hundreds of transactions every month. Drinks bought at a bar, a newspaper purchased at a railway station, [...]

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Regulator Caps Charges on Rent To Own but is the Balance Right?

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:18+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Business, Personal Finance|

By Trevor Clawson. When it comes to consumer goods, there are luxuries and there are essentials. And if an essential happens to be a cooker or washing machine costing £300, then finding the money to purchase the item outright can be a huge challenge to a great many people. ‘Rent-to-own’ deals offer one means to [...]

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An Unfinished Revolution – Technophobia Puts the Brakes on Banking Apps

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:18+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Banking, Personal Finance, Technology|

By Trevor Clawson. Last week I took possession of a shiny new iPhone and minutes after the man from UPS had made the delivery, I began the setup process. Around two screens in,  the phone invited me to add my card details to Apple Pay and at that point, I had to stop and think.  [...]

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90s Students Offered Loan Settlement Deal, But There Is A Catch

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:18+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Personal Finance, Politics|

By Trevor Clawson. Student loans are in play again. In January of this year, the Prime Minister announced a review of student finance and the Higher Education Commission appointed to examine the issue has since reported back with a recommendation that fees should be capped at £6,500 per annum. That’s potentially very good news for [...]

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Tighter Bitcoin Era Regulation On The Horizon But Is It Needed?

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:39+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Personal Finance, Technology|

By Trevor Clawson. The cryptocurrency investment market has attracted its fair share of dubious or fraudulent operators. For instance, earlier this month, the Financial Conduct Authority issued a warning to investors about the activities of a so-called ‘clone’ company calling itself Cryptobourse. Although not authorised to sell financial services in the UK, the company had [...]

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Digital Discount Card Set To Save Millennials £125 A Year

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:39+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Business, Personal Finance|

By Trevor Clawson. The Romance of the railways. For anyone enduring the privations of a sardine-packed commuter carriage moving at a snail’s pace through a succession of malfunctioning signal scenarios, that phrase may ring more than a little hollow, but the away from peak time urban journeys, the train offers a hugely enjoyable way to [...]

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Blocking Bank Fraud – A Simple Question Could Make it Harder for Scammers

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:39+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Banking|

By Trevor Clawson. More than £140m  was stolen from UK bank account holders in the first half of this year through so through so-called “push payment” scams. In response to growing concern about the scale of the problem, the organisation responsible for overseeing much of the transfer of money between accounts is stepping in with [...]

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P2P Lending Investment Returns Outstrip Many Market Competitors

By | 2018-12-14T09:29:39+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Banking, Personal Finance|

By Trevor Clawson. Peer to Peer (P2P) lending may be one of the newest kids on the investment block but according to new research from AltFi, it is paying out handsome returns. P2P lending arrived in the UK back in 2010 with the launch of Funding Circle. The idea was simple. In the wake of [...]

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Millennials Divided Into Those Who Save And Those Who Don’t

By | 2018-12-14T09:30:01+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Personal Finance|

By Trevor Clawson. A savings gap is opening up among 22 to 30 year-olds. According to the Office for National  Statistics, more than half of young people in this age group have no savings whatsoever, but at the other end of the spectrum, those who do save are putting much more aside than their counterparts [...]

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