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Could a Tory-DUP deal settle nerves on the currency markets?

By HiFX  /     Jun 16, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

When Theresa May announced she was calling a snap General Election, most analysts predicted a Conservative landslide and a possible wipe-out for the Labour party. Instead, the Tories lost their parliamentary majority and the country is coming to terms with a hung parliament. With 318 seats, the Conservatives are still the largest party in the […]

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Pound under pressure on possibility of a hung parliament

By HiFX  /     Jun 06, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

When Theresa May called a snap General Election on 18th April, a huge Conservative victory seemed almost a certainty. At the time, numerous polls gave the Conservative party a 20-point lead over Labour, which would translate into a substantial increase in their working majority in the House of Commons. However, with just a couple of […]

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What could a stronger Conservative mandate mean for Brexit negotiations?

By HiFX  /     Jun 01, 2017  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

When Theresa May announced a snap General Election on 18th April, less than a month after triggering Article 50, it was assumed that the forthcoming Brexit negotiations would form a large part of the discussion. The outcome of the General Election on 8th June will determine who will be representing the UK at the negotiating […]

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In Conversation: Introducing the HiFX General Election Seatometer

By HiFX  /     May 18, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments.   This time last year, the currency markets were focusing on what was likely to happen in the EU Referendum and we were using our Brexit Barometer to take a look at the potential impact […]

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What will the UK General Election mean for your international money transfers?

By HiFX  /     Apr 20, 2017  /     Money Matters  /     2 Comments

This week’s surprise announcement by Theresa May prompted quite a reaction in the Pound, rising almost 3% against the Dollar to a six month high. This was one of Sterling’s best days since the EU Referendum last June, causing banks such as Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse to scrap their predictions that the currency would […]

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What will 2017 bring for the currency markets?

By HiFX  /     Dec 15, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

2016 has provided a number of surprises for the currency markets, with global events including the Brexit vote, Trump’s victory and the Italian Referendum causing increased volatility. We expect that political events in the UK, USA and Europe will continue to influence the markets as we head into 2017, and there are several politically significant […]

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In Conversation: How could Brexit affect SMEs?

By HiFX Team  /     Jun 08, 2016  /     Europe  /     1 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments.   Before the EU Referendum last year, the businesses community was divided on whether or not Brexit could be beneficial for British small and medium businesses. A report from SME Insider found that there was a […]

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What is your working time worth in Spain?

By HiFX Team  /     May 12, 2016  /     Spain  /     0 Comment

A career in Spain, with its Mediterranean lifestyle, is becoming increasingly popular for Britons who want to live and work overseas. According to Prospects.ac.uk, almost 300,000 British citizens are currently living in Spain. Due to the popularity of Brits moving to Spain, our team of experts have taken a look at how the job market compares in contrast […]

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