Pound to euro exchange rate ‘slides’ amid Brexit volatility – should you buy travel money?

The pound to euro exchange rate has decreased despite the odds of a no-deal Brexit slimming, experts have said. On Tuesday, after a day of debate concerning different amendments to the Withdrawal Agreement originally proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs supported a new approach to reopen the agreement and replace the backstop with “alternative […]

How much money is ‘Fortnite’ making? Nearly $2.5 billion in 2018 alone, according to the latest report

Epic Games “Fortnite” continues to be the biggest game in the world, with tens of millions of monthly players across seven different platforms. Even though the game is free, it managed to pull in nearly $ 2.5 billion in 2018, according to Nielsen’s SuperData tracking arm. “Fortnite” offers a seasonal Battle Pass, which costs $ […]

Online-only banking is the future of managing money — here’s how to get started

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. GaudiLab/Shutterstock These days, it’s easier than ever to handle all your banking needs without ever visiting a branch. With the ability to deposit checks by taking a photo with your […]

Taking part in ‘dry January’ helps you save money, sleep better, and lose weight, new research says

Oleksandr Nagaiets/Shutterstock New research from the University of Sussex found that participating in “dry January” — a month-long abstention from drinking alcohol — could improve health throughout the rest of the year.  Many participants reported having improved health, better sleep, more energy, easier weight loss, better concentration, and better skin.  Many also said that they […]

The $how goes on: UFC 232's California switch is all about the money

Sunday night’s news about Jon Jones’ failed drug test and an entire UFC 232 card being moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles came as only a mild shock. After all, it’s all about the money. Isn’t it? When it was announced that the UFC was switching their end-of-year show UFC 232 from Las Vegas […]

International money transfers hit $613 billion this year — here’s what young, tech savvy users value most about them

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider IntelligenceRemittances, or cross-border peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfers, hit a record high of $ 613 billion globally in 2017, following a […]

Dow Jones plunges nearly 500 points as govt shutdown looms over border wall money

The Dow Jones fell almost 500 points to more than a year’s lows as concerns grew over a partial government shutdown after US President Donald Trump signaled he would not sign a spending bill without funds for a border wall. Shares had already been plunging since the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark lending rate on […]

This startup plans to take on CreditKarma by offering cash rewards for making smarter money decisions — here’s what it says about the future of consumer finance

Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock A fintech startup is giving cash rewards for consumers who sign up for its account and then take active steps to improve their financial health.  Status Money is pioneering a novel approach to personal financial management, effectively sharing some of the referral money with customers that it collects from suggesting credit cards or […]