By Erin Douglas Published 10:46 am CDT, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. Photo: Gene J. Puskar, STF / Associated Press Photo: Gene J. Puskar, STF / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. Photo: Gene J. Puskar, STF / Associated … [Read more...] about Gig jobs, online retail keep wages low, even in low unemployment: Dallas Fed
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A leading charity says pensioners in the Folkestone and Hythe district could become more dependent on relatives if Hythe's last remaining bank leaves the town.Santander recently announced the town centre branch would be one of 140 across the UK to shut in 2019 as part of a national restructure. News that the premises at 63 High Street will close on June 6 has sparked mixed feelings, with some calling it 'inevitable', while others consider it a 'short-sighted move'. But some worried residents feel older family members could be hit hardest by the decision.Beverley Smith, information and advice officer for Age UK Hythe and Lyminge branch said: “A lot of our clients like to go into a bank and speak to someone face to face."Even phoning banks can be very difficult for some clients due to the amount of options and security information asked for."A lot of them are unable to use internet banking and would need more support from relatives with their banking, which takes away … [Read more...] about Isolation warning over bank closure
By Sinead Cruise and Tom Sims LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - In Frankfurt and Paris, the flood of banking jobs predicted to arrive after Brexit is, for now, little more than a trickle. An analysis of job postings on eight of the world's major investment bank websites show a modest push to recruit staff in other European cities but little to suggest London is set for a rapid demise as the region's top banking hub. Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, UBS, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank are seeking to fill 1,545 new roles in Britain, numbers up to January 22 show. In Germany and France - the two countries predicted to see the biggest influx of financial services from Britain as a result of Brexit - just 301 roles have been listed. Only Deutsche Bank is looking to hire more people in Germany than in Britain, with 133 German vacancies posted online compared to 132 in the UK. "It isn't really a tsunami of hires," said Christine Kuhl, a partner … [Read more...] about ‘Bankfurt’, Paris await Brexit boom as banks stay loyal to London
PUBLISHED: 11:26 16 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:26 16 January 2019 Liz Coates Catherine Blaiklock, UKIP parliamentary candidate, Great Yarmouth, General Election 2017. Photo: George Ryan Archant The former UKIP parliamentary candidate for Great Yarmouth claims that food banks are contributing to obesity and that the poor “cannot be bothered” to cook. Writing online for The Conservative Woman, Catherine Blaiklock argues that no-one in Britain should be starving because potatoes are cheap at her farm shop and living on nothing but boiled potatoes would be healthier than being handed a box of products in tins and packets.Addressing claims that millions of people struggle to put food on the table she compares the plight of Britain’s poorest families with the Sherpas in the Himalayas who eat “practically nothing but boiled potatoes with a bit of salt and chilli on the side.”“You get bored with both the eating and peeling long … [Read more...] about ‘Let them eat spuds!’ Ex-Norfolk UKIP candidate says food banks are fuelling the obesity crisis
More than 240,000 people in Catalonia - 3 percent of the region’s population - don’t have access to cash withdrawal services in their municipalities. This represents the highest index across all of Spain, despite the fact that Catalonia is a far more densely populated autonomous community than Spanish regions of the likes of Extremadura, Castilla y La Mancha and Castilla y León. This spike in bank closures has meant that for the residents of 467 of Catalonia’s 947 municipalities withdrawing money from their accounts involves a trip to another town. “Having an ATM machine close by should be a civil right,” Enric Vendrell, spokesperson for the Association of Bank Customers (Adicae) told Spanish daily Público. “For elderly people who don’t have a car or who have reduced mobility this should be a basic service, not a luxury.” According to the consumer watchdog, Spanish banks are focusing their energies on attracting new and … [Read more...] about Why are so many banks and ATMs disappearing in Catalonia?