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The Autumn Statement: 5 Highlights and What They Mean for Small Businesses

The Autumn Statement has been announced by UK Chancellor Philip Hammond with several impacts on small businesses. Here are five highlights from the statement and how they could impact your business.

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The payment technologies of the future… today

The rising popularity of smartphone payments and prevalence of electronic transactions has marked the decline of cash, which now makes up less than 50% of payments made in the UK.

But what is taking its place? Which payment methods are mere dreams of Tomorrow’s World enthusiasts, and which ones are actually on the horizon? Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting developments to see what is about to revolutionise the way we pay.

Brits Most Fear Cards Being Declined on Dates and at Supermarkets

We recently conducted some research about the scenarios in which people would feel the most embarrassed to have a card declined when it came to paying the bill. Whilst 30% of men dread having card problems whilst out on a date, 40% of women most fear having their card declined at the supermarket checkout.

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12 Motivational Money Saving Mantras

With George Osborne championing the message of a country “spending within its means”, saving money is at the forefront of our minds these days.

Evaluating and cutting back on spending can be a daunting prospect, so we asked a range of bloggers for their top money mantras to inspire you to spend effectively.