Italy’s resilient savers are driving consolidation in asset management

THE rumour mill is grinding again. In early 2017 reports swirled of a possible merger between Generali, Italy’s biggest insurer, and Intesa Sanpaolo, the country’s second-biggest bank. That deal came to nothing. But Intesa is still looking for a partner. Now it is said to be in talks with BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, […]

Blast raises $5 million to turn gamers into savers

Every time you hit an achievement in League of Legends, you could trigger “micro-savings.” That’s the big idea that enabled Blast to raise $ 5 million in funding. Blast’s micro-savings tools will eventually work with most games, from hardcore hits like League of Legends to casual fare such as Candy Crush Saga. Micro-savings h…Read More

Clever home storage solutions: adaptable space savers

Don’t be tempted to just fill every cupboard in the house and shut the doors.  Although cupboards can look neat, they also make rooms appear smaller than if you use shelves.  You’re also not confined to wall shelves.  Shelving units that double as open-plan room dividers, such as Perch & Parrow’s Webster shelving unit, provide […]

Martin Lewis urges savers to do THIS following Bank of England interest rate hike

The Bank of England has increased interest rates for the first time in a decade today.   High inflation squeezing UK households initiated the decision, as the base rate was lifted from 0.25pc to 0.5pc.  People with savings have been feeling pressure from low interest rates – the last hiked interest rates were in July 2007, […]