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What can corporate banks learn from consumer finance?

As banking consumers, we shop around for the best deal. We may have a current account with one provider, an ISA and mortgage with another; savings, loans and investments with different providers again. We know that it is prudent to review our financial management regularly. So, why are corporate banking trends behind the curve?

Article by: | Published: 14 January 2016

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Greek pension tragedy

Greece’s worker to pension ratio is an unsustainable 1.38 compared to UK’s 2.75. This means there are just 138 people in employment for 100 Greek pensioners.

Article by: | Published: 14 January 2016

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Confusion, fines and a messy future in store for pensions

Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy for Jelf Employee Benefits. During 2016 employers will feel the effect of the many changes that have been happening in the pensions industry. Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy for Jelf Employee Benefits looks at some of the key areas of which UK plc needs to be aware.

Article by: | Published: 7 January 2016

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New Year resolutions for pension investors

After seismic changes to the pension’s landscape, 2015 looks like being another year of upheaval. Tom McPhail from Hargreaves Lansdown highlights the main issues he thinks investors should look out for.

Article by: | Published: 14 December 2015

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What are HRDs having to consider in light of latest pension tax changes?

The Chancellor announced yet another round of changes to pensions tax relief in the Summer Budget. While billed as a ‘high earners’ issue, these have implications for a much broader audience than we’d typically regard as ‘high earners’. So what are these changes and how will they impact your staff?

Article by: | Published: 10 December 2015

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Five ways to cut your capital gains tax bill

Capital Gains: the good news/bad news tax. Good news … you’ve made money. Bad news… well, it’s a tax. Carol Cheesman of Cheesmans Accountants suggests ways you can reduce your Capital Gains Tax (CGT):

Article by: | Published: 16 November 2015

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Things you need to know about pensions

Future pensioners will be asked to pay five years extra National Insurance contributions, get a state pension that is less than they could earn under the current system and be forced to work longer before they can draw it. By author John Macnicol whose book Neoliberalising Old Age is published by Cambridge University Press.

Article by: | Published: 11 November 2015

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Is the advice gap getting smaller?

The pension reforms may have given people greater power over how they manage their investments and savings but who, if anyone, do they turn to for advice? And while nearly sixty per cent (59.4 percent*) of UK employees are part of a workplace pension scheme, what further support are companies providing to ensure their employees are educated enough to make future financial decisions?

Article by: | Published: 11 November 2015

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Is the financial advice gap getting smaller?

The pension reforms may have given people greater power over how they manage their investments and savings but who, if anyone, do they turn to for advice? Article from Wealth Wizards.

Article by: | Published: 9 November 2015