Month: June 2020

Credit card and bank account fraud have risen by 40% in the past year, affecting around 5 million people in the UK.

It’s not just individuals that are suffering either – figures from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau show that impersonation fraud has lost UK businesses around £32 million in the last year, with one company alone conned out of a staggering £18.5 million! And, of the £32 million reported to be lost by businesses to CEO fraud, just £1 million has been recovered by the victims.

But what is impersonation fraud? And how can you protect yourself and your business against this type of fraud?

Guides & How-Tos News Small business

Social distancing measures designed to help stop the spread of coronavirus have meant that more and more food and retail outlets have been asking for contactless payments. If you’ve ever wondered how this tech works, it’s all down to NFC – an easy and intuitive technology that allows you to use your mobile phone for special purposes.

Still none the wiser? Read on…

Technology

Has lockdown affected the way you sleep? Are you having trouble drifting off, or waking up at regular intervals during the night? Or is your sleep punctuated by strange, vivid dreams?

If so, don’t worry. This is all perfectly normal during times of uncertainty and stress – something business owners have not been in short supply of since the lockdown.

The problem is that getting a good night’s sleep is vital for your physical and mental health and well being. Here are some ways to get better sleep so you can be at your best and fighting fit for coming out of lockdown.

Inspiration Work from home

Working on computers all day, intermittently checking our phones, watching television to relax, playing video games for fun – if you spend the vast majority of each day in front of a screen, your eyes will be feeling the strain by bedtime.

Here’s how to look after your eyes and help avoid all sorts of health issues such as eyesight problems, headaches and tiredness.

Inspiration

If the coronavirus lockdown has forced you into working remotely, the novelty of being able to wear your pyjamas while working and holding meetings over a conference call might be wearing off a little.

You might even be welcoming the government’s relaxing of the lockdown rules just because it brings you that little bit closer to leaving the house and getting back to the office. Even the morning commute might seem like it would offer some respite from the relative house arrest right now.

If you’re hankering for a return to the communal kitchen and your open plan workspace, here are five things you might well be missing about working in the office.

Guides & How-Tos Work from home