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

2018-12-11T12:59:36+00:00 Blog|

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

2018-12-03T14:50:37+00:00 Blog|

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

2018-12-11T12:56:38+00:00 Blog|

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

2018-11-12T09:08:22+00:00 Blog|

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

2018-11-05T09:45:12+00:00 Blog|

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?

2018-10-03T13:24:24+00:00 Blog|

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?

2018-09-17T08:05:57+00:00 Blog|

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 [...]

3 top tips for getting your finances back in shape after a summer of spending

2018-09-03T07:59:54+00:00 Blog|

Most of us start a new year full of good intentions and resolutions when it comes to our finances. But it can be easy to get lulled into a false sense of security. With the spending fever of Christmas safely done with for another year, we resolve to make sensible decisions and start saving regularly [...]

Top tips for getting employees engaged with their finances

2018-07-30T08:36:32+00:00 Blog|

The expectation for employers to step up and take responsibility for setting their employees on the right track for a financially secure future has become increasingly prominent in recent years. The Wealth Wizards Working Late Report recently showed that over half (59%) of Brits aged between 18 and 34 believe that their employers should be [...]