A company aimed at helping advisers market their serv-ices to clients is launching this week and is free to UK-registered advisers.Marketing-Hub.co.uk allows advisers access to a system to create their own marketing material by choosing from a range of designs for reports, emails, newsletters or mailings.The site is free to use and is sponsored by […]
Whenever an industry issue reaches a certain critical mass, there will always be a pundit persuaded to peek out from under the nearest stone to add his or her two-penn’orth. Therefore, it was with trepidation that I read Peter Hargreaves’ latest pearls of wisdom regarding indemnity commission in Money Marketing last week. As head of […]
The commercial viability of networks, as well as their directly-authorised counterparts, continues to dominate the trade press. If you can read beyond the puerile and self-obsessive hubris being exhibited by some businesses, you may notice that a common denominator in these debates is the expression “closed businesses”.
The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.
The past 12 months have seen a swathe of new rules and guidance hit the advice space. Here, Money Marketing’s experts sift through the noise to provide their key takeaways. Crunch time for culture issues Vicky Pearce, director at B-Compliant As the year draws to a close, looking back over 2018 one of the key […]
I have just visited Japan and while there I could not help but think about the concept of zen. This is both something we are – our true nature expressing itself moment by moment – and something we do: a disciplined practice through which we can realise the joy of being. It strikes me that […]
The total value of pension transfers rose slightly from £8.2bn in the second quarter of the year to £8.6bn in the third quarter, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. This is down from a high of £10.6bn in the first quarter, however, with experts predicting long-term decline as advisers exit the […]