Running a financial services firm is a bit like engineering, according to engineer turned Attivo Group chief executive Stephen Harper. It is all about systems that can break down completely if they have not been properly maintained, or if the smallest component stops working. “The reason why the system on an engine breaks is usually […]
Consumer champions have branded the new Independent Governance Committees for contract-based schemes “retirement homes for financial services executives, actuaries and investment bankers”. But providers have hit back, claiming the committees provide greater consumer protection than trust-based schemes. The requirement for governance committees to be established for auto-enrolment schemes was introduced following the Office of Fair […]
Labour will reintroduce a tax dropped by Government to fund its plans to abolish the bedroom tax.
Most communications activity comes with a cost and it is important to achieve the best impact. In addition to well targeted content that is relevant to the recipient it is also essential to achieve consistency. You can use these high level questions to help identify if you have any gaps and opportunities for improvement. If […]
Melanie Tynan – Financial Capability Project Manager House prices continue to rise in many parts of the UK with cities like Manchester recording increases of 6.6% and higher in the last year, according to the latest Hometrack house price index*. This can make it seem harder than ever for first-time buyers to get a foot […]
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