Easy to be eco-friendly – why should investors care?

Last week, onefourzero published an article on growing demand and investment in the home automation sector. One area of home automation that consumers favoured were products that helped them save energy as well as money, such as smart meters. Today’s consumer is more environmentally conscious than ever before. Searches on Google for the term “eco-friendly” […]

Private Equity and uncertainty: the Catalan independence movement in Spain

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The political tug of war between Catalan secessionists and Spain’s central government at the end of 2017 fostered a significant degree of uncertainty for investors and consumers alike. Analysts anticipated that PE houses would exercise caution and consumers would likely reduce their spend in light of the short-term risk engendered by the political crisis. Data […]

Is unchanging Brexit sentiment changing the UK investment landscape?

Investor sentiment towards Brexit remains negative overall, according to new data from onefourzero. With one year to go until the UK is set to leave the European Union, government efforts to reassure investors seem to have been largely unsuccessful. In the nearly two years since the Brexit referendum, the British economy hasn’t fallen into recession […]

Bitcoin: What’s the word?

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If Bitcoin’s incredibly fickle nature wasn’t already common knowledge, the tail-end of 2017 and the start of 2018 was a harsh lesson for new crypto investors attempting to capitalise on the hype. Reaching a peak valuation of $19,343 on the 16th of December before falling drastically to $6,914 by the 5th of February, the highs […]

Latest ONS figures reveal UK Retail remains under pressure

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  After a tough Christmas period, retailers started 2018 facing another difficult month. The latest report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirms a trend highlighted by other studies: UK households are spending less on food as prices rise. Although the sales volume in January has shown a small increase of 0.1%, it still […]

CCR Magazine: Essex named UK credit card capital

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CCR Magazine has published an article based on our latest report, Life on Credit: The New Normal. “People in the South of England rely on credit cards to maintain their day-to-day spending habits while Northerners’ prefer overdrafts, according to research published today by GK Strategy and onefourzero Group. The findings show that reliance on credit for […]