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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

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Why your employees’ financial wellbeing matters

For years, employers have not really had to think about providing support to their employees around financial and mental well-being. This of course could be a legacy culture from when individuals worked for their employer and in return employers offered what they needed: a salary plus some health benefits and a final salary pension once they left.

Article by: Banafsheh Ghafoori | Published: 8 July 2018

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Why your employees’ financial wellbeing matters

For years, employers have not really had to think about providing support to their employees around financial and mental well-being. This of course could be a legacy culture from when individuals worked for their employer and in return employers offered what they needed: a salary plus some health benefits and a final salary pension once they left.  

Article by: Banafsheh Ghafoori | Published: 29 June 2018

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Financial education is a must to cultivate saving culture

A leading provider of financial education, guidance and advice in the workplace, comments; “Learning how to manage money is an important life skill and getting the balance right between spending and saving is fundamental. However, many employees struggle to understand various financial issues that may relate to them and require help and support in order to feel secure when it comes to their finances.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 17 December 2017

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Intelligent automation investments will drive significant change

KPMG’s survey of nearly 900 leading global HR executives found that leaders view today’s disruption as an opportunity to transform their business models and drive growth. Specifically, 65 percent say they view technology disruption as an opportunity, and 68 percent say they have taken steps to challenge themselves in the past year. The caveat in all this is that while most HR initiatives are said to be meeting expectations, more than half (59 percent) of organizations say they still lack a business case or appropriate metrics to measure results and return on investment.

Article by: KPMG | Published: 8 November 2017

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HR and coping with expanding financial regulation

Identifying a firm's senior managers and publicising their status may be a fraught exercise: while focus needs to be given to the new senior managers, it should not be forgotten that some senior individuals may be unhappy about not being made senior managers - leading to a different set of problems.

Article by: Mark Hamilton | Published: 28 October 2017

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Thirty years on from Black Monday – could it happen again now?

Stock market crashes are a bit like the Spanish Inquisition- no-one expects them. The 1987 crash is renowned for the speed and severity of the market decline, and undoubtedly when markets are plunging so sharply, it’s hard to keep a cool head.

Article by: Laith Khalaf | Published: 23 October 2017

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Savings crisis fuelled by employee financial knowledge gap

A lack of confidence when it comes to saving effectively into the right products for each individuals’ circumstances is also evident, with only two fifths (40 percent) of employees confident in their ability to choose the right financial product to help them achieve their savings ambitions.

Article by: Nigel Peaple | Published: 20 October 2017

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Tales of the unexpected

We all expect our insurance policies to pay out when we need them and group risk (employer-sponsored life assurance, income protection and critical illness) is no exception to this, but do you know what else they do? From Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for Group Risk Development (GRiD).

Article by: Katharine Moxham | Published: 19 September 2017