Tag Archives: social media

What does it mean – being connected?


By some measures I am well connected. By the strictly quantitative measure of linked in first degree connections I could be seen as a well-connected man. But I can assure you that internet connections give false security. Whether you have 50 … Continue reading

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Don’t be daunted – it’s not hard (or expensive) to choose the best workplace pension for your staff


If you are a boss, or act for a boss as an accountant, financial adviser or payroll manager, you may be getting worried about auto-enrolment. You’ve probably had your little brown envelope from the Pension Regulator telling you that you … Continue reading

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Addiction


Addiction is not a word that resonates positively. But we had a discussion yesterday centred on getting people addicted to properly managing their money, in which the word seemed entirely appropriate. People get addicted to courses of action resulting from a … Continue reading

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The FinTech boom ignites with the start-ups!


This chart says something pretty interesting. It tells us that London is the top place in Europe for Financial Technology, it tells us that in terms of performance and market reach, we’re doing great but that we lag in Funding … Continue reading

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Everything’s a prototype – nothing on the web will last.


  The way people think about websites has changed so much over the past three years. This morning I read an article called “web design is dead” in which the author, Sergio Nouvel (@shesho) argues that internet innovation has shifted from … Continue reading

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What is FinTech and why does it matter to David Cameron?


Skinny Latte for Cameron On his trade trip to the Far East, “FinTech” was to David Cameron what “Prudence” had been to Gordon Brown. So what is FinTech and why does it matter so much to our Prime Minister that he was … Continue reading

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“We all defer together?” – Guest Blog from Ralph Frank


The recently announced consultation on pensions tax relief has stirred up thought and debate on the issue of incentivising long-term saving.  There are theoretical, commercial and practical aspects to be addressed in this process of defining an approach to pensions … Continue reading

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Pensioner First


A consistent theme of the pension reforms we have witnessed over the past five years has been a focus on the consumer of pension savings – the pensioner. Set in the wider context of welfare policy, the proposals to re-align … Continue reading

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Making social media work for us


One of the things that social media does, is blur the line between work and play. The distinction is one that employers , regulators and brands attempt to manage, often with arcane rules that make them a laughing stock to their … Continue reading

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Turning it round- lessons from English Cricket


  I can’t think of a a better example of turning things round than the English one day cricket team. Earlier this year I was embarrassed to be an English cricket fan, this morning I am reading of us winning … Continue reading

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