Tag: cash

More crazy SIM-only offers!

Right! More deals. More offers, but you have to be proper quick on this because they all end in just a couple of days from now. First, these offers are all with Three and you need to join Topcashback to get the cashback, but that’s free and it …

Serious cashback on the latest iPhone and Samsung phones

The people from TopCashback have been knocking on our door to let us know about the potentially chunky savings on offer right now with Carphone Warehouse. Carphone Warehouse have partnered exclusively with the cashback site, and you can get up to £80 cashback plus an additional £15 on …

Sending money securely overseas

In the financial world of today, money can be sent overseas in many different ways. Gone are the days of having to go to the bank and fill in complex forms. Now there’s instant online banking and an array of applications on your smartphone to help you achieve …

A smarter way to send money online

As money transfer service providers look for ways to efficiently and safely send money online, Ria has taken the game to a whole new level. Realising the struggles customers were going through in accessing international money transfer services through websites and physical agents, Ria Money Transfer developed the …

Mobile payments are up, but the pace of growth continues to slow

While the total number of payments made by customers through mobile apps continues to rise, it’s at a rate that’s considerably lower than in past years. US consumers are continuing to spend billions through mobile wallet apps, but the amount of growth is beginning to level off as …

The uncontainable expansion of mobile apps

Virtually every segment of our lives is monitored by an app. We use them to track our diet and exercise routines, meditate and unwind, run our business or just have fun. Since their conception, these apps have come a long way. From a so-called hand extension, they have …

Saving and earning money with your smartphone

I’ve got a savings account. The other day I took a look at it and was pretty shocked at just how much money wasn’t there. The problem? Here in the UK our interest rates are really low. That’s great if you’re getting a loan or a mortgage, but …

Earning rewards through exercise

I seem to be the only person I know who doesn’t get a great deal of surveys from Google Opinion Rewards. The app, for those who aren’t aware, delivers quick surveys to you. Once you answer one, you’ll get some Google Play Credit. I’ve got 92p so far, …

Trying to save for a new phone

So, as you’ll know, I smashed my last phone in quite a spectacular way. It fell out of an open-sided bus and I’m still trying to find someone clever to actually repair the thing, or at least get the precious photos of it that I took (and sadly …

Making money with your smartphone

Although we all use our phones to pass the time and check out the latest social media trends, we can also use them to make a bit of cash, or save it. Sure, it might seem too good to be true but there are some clever ways of doing …

Mobile-Friendly Point of Sales Solutions: What you need to know

We’re now at a point where 27 per cent of all online purchases are made via a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet. As this continues to increase in size as well as influence, it is important that business owners keep pace and update their …

Crowdville – Earn in your spare time

I’m sure we’ve all heard about crowdsourcing. Many of you will have no doubt seen our coverage of Kickstarter projects, where your money is needed to get a product or idea off the ground. However, let me introduce you to something a bit different, and something where you …

Another dashcam special

You’ve probably seen our recent coverage of dashcams such as the Zeepin, the Thinkware F800 and the tiny Conbrov one which we grabbed footage from but today…. ..well today there’s yet another reason for getting one.. Insurance scams. Usually these will consist of a couple of cars closely …

5 Money saving apps to download in 2018

We all want to save money. Whether that cash gets used for a holiday, a new car, a sofa or perhaps even a microwave, the bottom line is that it is important to save. There are many apps that can help you save some considerable amount of money. …

Still just using your debit card to pay? Make the switch!

One thing that can annoy me is when things are presumed. As an example, some people assume that all channels delivered via a satellite dish have to be paid for. They don’t, and you can plug a satellite receiver in and get a whole stack of additional channels …

Got Bitcoins? What do you do with them?

If you’re lucky enough, or perhaps geeky enough, to have some Bitcoins kicking around, you have a number of options for spending them. Most people though, will be holding on to them to see if they rise in value. The value of Bitcoins has risen in the last …

Turn your smartphone into a money-making machine

This is something we’ve written about before, but it’s definitely worth looking at again. Your phone, that thing in your pocket, could make you a bit of extra cash. No, it won’t do it magically and yes, you will have to do a bit of work to start …

Top five ways to store money on your phone

I drive my wife crazy on a weekly basis it seems. It tends to happen when she asks if I’ve got any loose change. I don’t. I very rarely do. At work, the vending machines and the staff restaurant – they’re all “tap to pay”. When I go …

Benuo Genuine Leather Wallet – Review

Yes, I’ve been sent a wallet to review. A wallet.It’s a wallet. For your money and your bank cards. The end. Yes, I should perhaps tell you a bit more about it because, as we all know, if you want to know what wallet to buy, come to …

Save money without even thinking – Chip

This one kinda raised some immediate red flags with me. Sure, the idea is great – it’s an app which will automatically put money into a special savings account based on your affordability. It’s a great idea, but when the developers told me that you had to “link …

Vodafone Wallet with PayPal – Hands on

Paying for things has taken a massive leap forward in recent years. Money seems to be getting used less and less, and instead I’m tapping my bank card on terminals in supermarkets, on vending machines and through toll booths. It’s simple, it’s quick and it’s really easy. Now, …

Confirmed – The UK gets no NFC in the HTC Desire 10

I’ve started to develop a bit of a habit now – leaving the house without my wallet. At work the canteen and the vending machines all use contactless payments. When I get fuel – call it Apple Pay, call it Android Pay – the petrol station, the supermarket, …

Handling my finances on the move

Sure, I use my phone for playing games on. I use it to get the latest news too, but I don’t think I’m alone in using it for one very important task, and that’s keeping an eye on my finances. We’ve touched upon ways of making money with …

A little bit of cash on the side

Money. Nobody ever has enough. However, if you like apps (and who doesn’t) and you watch those little preview videos on Google Play, listen up because you can get paid for watching those. A new app called AppTrailers lets you earn cash just by watching a short clip. Your …

Looking for a Forex app?

I know, I know. You probably haven’t heard too much about it, but Forex does indeed have a following all over the world. In fact, its popularity in the last decade has soared. For me it’s accessible, flexible and exciting. What is it though? It’s basically the foreign exchange market (forex, …

Jolla climb out of the death valley

A month ago things were pretty bad at Jolla. They were entering what Antti Saarnio, Chairman and Co-founder, called a “death valley”. They were struggling for cash and a way to change the way that the company operated. Now things are looking more Joll..y for the company as …

A little extra Christmas cash is always welcome

Yes, it’s that time of year again and we’re all a little bit short on cash right now. I think this year I’ve been a little too sensible and I’ve actually bought all my gifts already, meaning that my bank balance – and any cash set aside for …

Pin-hole cameras now ready to steal your PIN

Not really related to mobile phones, granted, but most of the bits inside these rather dodgy skimming devices use the tech from modern smartphones. This one, which was found near to Sainsbury’s at Manchester Piccadilly station, was really hard to spot. The devices, which usually include a separate …

BlackBerry abandon sell-off plan, continue to limp on

A planned sell-off to the largest Blackberry shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings, has today been dropped after failing to reach an agreement. The company are instead looking to raise $1 billion (some £627 million) in financing in order to continue operating. The company has a Q2 loss of almost …

Cash4Phones – Have you experienced a reduced offer?

It was pretty interesting to see Cash4Phones appear on the BBC consumer show “Watchdog” last night. Like those “We Buy Any Car” operations, they seem to be providing online quotations which are attractive but, when you send off your handset, they suddenly find “issues” with your handset and …

Apple makes 57% of all smartphone profits

When it comes to profits, there’s long been only one real winner in the smartphone industry: Apple. At least that’s what used to be the case, until Samsung joned the party. In Q4 of 2012 Apple and Samsung made 103% in the smartphone industry, with 72% of that …

Netflix offering £15 for new sign ups

After finally launching in the UK earlier this month, Netflix are starting to get serious about signing up new customers. Which means that those of you who haven’t already taken advantage of their one month free trial offer can now also get £15 of cashback for signing up …