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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

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How to help employees protect their maturing share schemes from tax

Employees from many leading companies are benefiting from maturing Save As You Earn (SAYE) share schemes this year, but what can they do to make sure that these potentially life changing amounts aren’t eroded by Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? From Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 11 August 2017

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The secret of high-growth organisations: More HR-related interactions

New figures show that high-growth organisations have a high frequency of interactions between HR and line managers, suggesting that more regular conversations can lead to faster and better workforce decisions. From Christine Chenneour, HR and Talent Director, Cornerstone OnDemand.

Article by: Christine Chenneour | Published: 3 August 2017

Sandwich generation losing its filling

New research from online pension advice experts, Wealth Wizards, indicates that the ‘sandwich generation’ of Brits caught between looking after both the younger and older generation may be sacrificing their own financial security in order to financially support the generations on either side of them. Input from Phil Blows, Director, Wealth Wizards.

Article by: Phil Blows | Published: 4 July 2017

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Thinking big to solve a large-scale problem

The FCA’s recent Asset Management Market Study interim report provides a damning indictment of the fund management industry. It is long overdue. Article Michael Johnson.

Article by: Michael Johnson | Published: 7 March 2017

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Your company cares about your financial future (sort of)

For the majority of employees in the U.K there is free money available to them, often as much as a few hundred pounds each month, that they can claim with just an email to their Employer.

Article by: Wealth Wizards | Published: 6 January 2017

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Scotland: Could it become Greece without the sun?

Scottish independence would entail significant economic risk. Scotland’s budget deficit is currently over three times higher than the UK average as a perspective of GDP. North Sea oil and gas revenue expectations have plunged. Expected revenues of £6.8 to 7.9bn this year have fallen to just £0.5 to 2.8bn.

Article by: | Published: 11 July 2016