Trevor Clawson

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

An Unfinished Revolution – Technophobia Puts the Brakes on Banking Apps

By |2018-12-14T09:29:18+00:00November 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+00:00November 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 |2018-12-18T10:08:19+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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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Watchdog Cracks Down On Energy Complaints Handling, But Is It Enough?

By |2018-12-14T09:30:02+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Business, Personal Finance|

By Trevor Clawson. The Prime Minister’s conference speech announcement that a cap on domestic energy prices is to be imposed for the second year is a reminder that the high cost of gas and electricity remains a source of frustration for consumers - who also happen to be voters - at a time when wages [...]

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Payment Fraud Costs Customers £500 But Are Banks Playing Fair?

By |2018-12-14T09:30:02+00:00September 26th, 2018|Banking, Personal Finance, Technology|

By Trevor Clawson. In the BBC television series Hustle, a gang of confidence tricksters are depicted as loveable rogues who target only the corrupt and greedy. “You can’t con an honest man,” was the mantra for the show. In reality, honest men and women are being conned every day by groups of criminals who are [...]

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Who are the Winners and Losers in 30 Hours Child Care Cuts?

By |2018-12-14T09:30:03+00:00September 19th, 2018|Business, Personal Finance, Politics|

By Trevor Clawson. As the government sees it, the Department of Education’s offer of 30 hours free childcare has successfully enabled parents to save money and increase their working hours. Yet, according to independent research carried out by childcare platform, Yoopies, costs have risen sharply for at least some of those parents who have not [...]

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