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The rising popularity of money management guidance

A big part of the solution is helping employees become more familiar with the basics of money management. Getting them to think about how they spend money on essential items such as utility bills and insurance is paramount.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 19 June 2019

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Partnership with finance: the holy grail for HR 

Look at any news site and you can see these issues outlined and debated, in great detail. But what doesn’t make the headlines is the impact of this tumultuous environment on the workforce and how it must adapt. To find out what the biggest people challenges facing organisations in this context are.

Article by: Rupert Morrison | Published: 10 April 2019

The building blocks of an effective financial wellbeing strategy 

A big part of the solution is helping employees become more familiar with the basics of money management. Getting them to think about how they spend money on everyday items such as utility bills and insurance is essential.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 10 January 2019

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Financial problems at work – the hidden epidemic

The impact of financial problems on workplace wellness is a “hidden epidemic” with serious risks for employers from lost productivity and relationships with customers, MetLife’s Rethinking Employee Financial Wellbeing Symposium was told. Contributor Adrian Matthews, Employee Benefits Director -  MetLife UK.

Article by: Adrian Matthews | Published: 26 November 2018

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Can Cryptocurrencies ever be tamed?

In September, the UK Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee published a unanimously-agreed report on crypto-assets for its Digital Currencies inquiry. The report concluded that “the UK Government and financial services regulators appear to be deciding whether they will allow the current ‘wild west’ situation to continue, or whether they are going to introduce regulation.

Article by: Michael Mainelli | Published: 28 September 2018

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Shadow Chancellor proposes employee ownership

John McDonnell’s proposed to compel large companies to move towards 10 percent employee ownership, but CBI says it will reduce productivity. It is surprising that the CBI's immediate reaction to Labour’s employee ownership plan is that it is a “diktat” or an imposition and will reduce productivity not increase it.

Article by: Chris Blundell | Published: 27 September 2018

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EU – Ageing population and the challenge for Multinationals

Data from the World Bank shows that the number of people who are retirement eligible will increase significantly over the next 30 years. Specifically the number of people in the EU over the age of 65 will increase from 98 million in 2015 to 150 million in 2050.

Article by: Mark Sullivan | Published: 22 August 2018

The wheel of misfortune
Print – Issue 166 | Article of the Week

Once capitalism only creates a permanent-debt-serf class and a technocrat, financier, entrepreneur and speculator class that harvests over 70 percent of the wealth and income, then democracy dies by the slow poison of rising inequality and the ever-greater collusion of wealth and political power.

Article by: David Scott | Published: 22 August 2018

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Working in the bank branch of the future

Despite regular news about closures, the death of the bank branch is rather exaggerated. Even with cuts, major high street banks expect to retain nationwide branch networks, and many are investing in new branches. Challenger banks like Metro Bank are even opening more branches.

Article by: Mark Aldred | Published: 26 July 2018