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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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The pros and cons of Defaults at-retirement

The background to this really is that there’s been a lot of growing concern, I think since freedom and choice came in, that perhaps people are making choices that are not the best choices possible. And some of the background to that is there’s a lot of evidence that people are cashing in their pension pots completely.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 9 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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Turkey – new AE pension legislation explained

The Amendment Act of August 25 2016 introduced into Turkish law the automatic enrolment of employees in private pension plans. As a result, employees under the age of 45 must be enrolled in a private pension plan as part of a pension agreement between their employer and a pension company. Contributor Beri̇l Yayla Sapan - Gün + Partners (Turkey).

Article by: Beri̇l Yayla Sapan | Published: 21 June 2018

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How to support employees in claiming work-based tax entitlements

When employees are stressed their health and productivity levels can suffer. In fact, over half of employees use time at work to deal with personal financial matters. Here are five work-related tax entitlements employees could be missing out on and how to help them benefit…

Article by: Tony Mills | Published: 18 May 2018

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Retailers facing “returns tsunami”

A new report released highlights the hidden dangers of online companies such as ASOS, Topman and schuh introducing try-now-pay-later options for customers. The trend is threatening to overwhelm retailers– many of which are already reaching crisis point – with a huge surge of intentional returns that may undermine profits.

Article by: Derek O'Carroll | Published: 31 March 2018

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Pensions gliding off course

Our recent survey amongst employers investigated what workplace support is available to help employees understand how to make the most of their finances throughout their career in order to optimise income at-retirement. It found that employees are at immense risk of retirement income shortfall.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 12 March 2018