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Is Revolut in Trouble?

Up until a few weeks ago, I was recommending Revolut and Revolut Business as good “challenger bank” accounts, owing to their fee-free and near-instant transactions, virtual cards, and a range of other services which made them a compelling financial technology.

However, in recent weeks, I’ve had cause to slowly step away from the service, for the following reasons.

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The Best Barnard Castle Eye Test Memes 🧐

2020 has been kicking us pretty consistently where it hurts, hasn’t it?!

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Best Savings Accounts in the UK

Updated May 2020.

People professing to wisdom often opine “never a borrower nor lender be” but, while this was a witty phrase in Shakespeare’s Hamlet it is now 2020, and both options are common.

Saving money, through a savings account from a bank or building society, is an interest bearing and low risk investment. If you have cash, you can put it to work in a savings account.

In the course of my travels around the web, I’ve found it is often hard to quickly establish the best rate available… a lot of sites are biased. A lot waffle on about this and that. The irony is not lost on me, that I’m now waffling in the introduction… so one more paragraph, then you can have some data, my friend.

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Happy New Year!

Tomorrow will be 2020. Happy New Year, world.

If they don’t play this to see off the decade, then the DJ needs to give their head a little wobble to see if it’s still working.

Happy Tuesday, too.

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New Year’s Honours 2020 – Full List

Because the news reports are always slow to load – thanks to millions of advertisements – and the Gov.uk listing (when they don’t accidentally post everyone’s addresses!) are in a PDF, and therefore not great to load up in a mobile, last year I formatted the New Year’s Honours list for simple online publication.

For 2020, the same, see below.

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Silver Lake Buy $500M Worth of Man City

There are no coincidences in this world, just a lack of understanding or awareness of the connecting impetus.

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s ADL Speech in Full

Sacha Baron Cohen spoke eloquently at the Anti-Defamation League awards, and has caused something of a stir, as he called out social media, and levelled a lot of significant criticism at Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO.

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What does tbh mean?

Have you seen someone write “tbh” somewhere online? In this blog post, I’ll try to resolve the apparent mystery of what that person could possibly have meant.

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Liverpool v Man City Highlights (3-1)

Liverpool consolidated their position at the top of the 2019/20 Premier League on Sunday 10th November 2019, with an impressive 3-1 win over holding Champs, Manchester City at their Anfield home.

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Drones Reunited

Apparently 1 in 4 drone owners has lost a drone. This is no surprise to me, as, on a maiden night-flight with a 2 year old at my side, my toy drone was hit by a mild UK crosswind, and ended up about 500 yards away in the field next door.

But for a lot of walking around, I never would have re-discovered this drone.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the United Kingdom has launched a Drones Reunited website (apparently… nobody found that link yet – hire me if you would like to remedy 😉 ) to “soften the blow” of the now mandatory licence and £9 a year registration scheme for all drones over 250g in the UK.

My drone was under 250g, which is exactly why it went such a long way. That said, I was in the countryside – a safe space – and I know my neighbours, so everything was fine. Flying drones in built up areas would give me some real heeby jeebies.

If you’d like to join the ranks of drone flyers, check out Drones at Menkind by clicking here. Please note, I am commercially affiliated with Menkind.