Are consumers saying Goodbye to cash?

In recent years we have seen a major shift in consumer spending habits, catching the attention of many businesses, with many taking practical steps to embrace the unexpected shift. We are indeed observing the increasing desire among consumers to move away from cash purchases, seeing many individuals opting instead to pay using alternative, and more […]

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Pension provision of low earning women in danger

Income drawdown advisers Portal Financial have issued a warning concerning the retirement situation facing women regardless of the new the new auto-enrolment. Government figures show a reduction in people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance and unemployment at its lowest in 25 years, However the unpaid roles caring for children and the elderly are most often taken up […]

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What makes a good Business

    In business, as in life, no matter how careful you are, how knowledgeable you are or how focused you are, you will make mistakes – it’s pretty much inevitable. Every successful person has failed at some point in their career and many will admit that sometimes it’s what you get wrong, rather than […]

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How the recession has changed our spending habits

Though we may hear in the news that recession is over and recovery is well under way, the collapse of the global economy has left a number of scars in its wake, causing people to completely re-evaluate the way they approach their finances and think about money in general. One of the most significant shifts […]

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Investec sale of kensington Mortgages

For those individuals who currently hold mortgages with the provider Kensington this may be of interest….. Investec announced the sale of Kensington Mortgages yesterday morning to investment firms Blackstone and TPG in a deal worth £180m.The sale was rumoured in February when Investec confirmed it was looking to sell Kensington. Investec announced to the stock […]

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How were you born to handle money?

Have you ever wondered why you handle money the way you do? Perhaps you’re a saver and you feel satisfaction every time you look at your growing account balances and displeasure when you need to buy something. Or maybe you’re a compulsive shopaholic, looking at life as something to enjoy, so you buy on impulse and pay little […]

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