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Wealth Wizards is celebrating ten years in business! 🎉


Although official reports* confirm that 89% of Wealth Wizards employees still get asked for ID when they try to enter our local bar for after-work drinks, we are in fact, 🔟 years old today 🎂 The best thing about turning 🔟 is acknowledging that we’ve spent an entire decade working together to make financial advice affordable [...]

Wealth Wizards appoints Scanes Bentley as chairman


Wealth Wizards, the digital financial advice scale up, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scanes Bentley as chairman. Currently also chairman of Vizolution and a board member at the listed Danish tech services business, Netcompany, Scanes is an experienced practitioner and previously held the positions of chairman of Norman Broadbent, Pockit and Independent NED at [...]

What’s on the agenda for pensions in 2019


2018 has been an eventful year all round. In the world of pensions, advisers have been working hard to meet new regulations and adapt to an ever changing landscape. Continued uncertainty around a Brexit deal or no-deal has many frozen in place when it comes to investment plans, with risks that come with tactical moves [...]

How your mind sabotages your bank balance – using behavioural finance to make the right decisions


By Rosie Murray-West Reading time: 5 minutes Rosie is an award-winning personal finance, news, financial and features journalist. She has written widely for The Times, The Sunday Times, The Mail on Sunday and for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph. WHEN faced with a dilemma, we are often told to trust our instincts, but when it [...]

Top tips to help you save more in to your pension


Retirement can seem like a long way off, until you realise that it’s not that far away. With this realisation there often comes fear, regret and panic about a lack of planning or saving strategy. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “by failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” but when everyday expenses, mortgage, [...]

How to maintain a disruptive and innovative mindset within a large corporate


By Simon Brooke Reading time: 5 minutes Simon Brooke is a personal finance journalist and copywriter. He also covers business for a variety of publications. Disruption has become the hottest corporate buzzword in the business lexicon over the last few years with disruptors such as Amazon, Uber and Spotify grabbing the attention of consumers, the [...]

The UK and beyond: How do our pensions compare to other cultures around the world


Research shows that in the next decade the UK's population is on track to rise by 4.4 million, and by 10 million in 25 years, due in part to an ageing population. As the population ages, and the balance between those who are able to work and those who are not shifts, the need for [...]

Pensions – what next after Brexit


Peter Crush If there’s one thing that preys on pension savers’ minds more than anything else it surely has to be this – stories of catastrophic stock market crashes responsible for turning once healthy retirement pots into little more than pennies. Take only earlier this year, February in fact. After six consecutive days of losses [...]

How much should you be saving into a pension?


Knowing when to start a pension and how much to save are two common dilemmas savers face. If recent figures are anything to go by, it’s clear that this indecision is having a detrimental effect on our finances. As a nation we’re living longer but aren’t saving enough for our retirement, which is forcing our [...]

Will Time Solve the Gender Pension Gap?


By Rosie Murray-West Much has been written and many hands have been wrung over the gap between women’s and men’s pension provision. Despite societal changes, the gender difference in the amount put away for retirement remains stubbornly high. Men’s pensions are far bigger than women’s, meaning that when they retire they will have more to [...]