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City Survivors: Millennials and the great pension shortfall

Friday, 23 September 2016 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Millennials (yes, it’s that buzz word again) are reportedly not saving enough for retirement, which unfortunately comes as no real surprise.

BBC School Reporters ask “Why do we still have pennies?”

Friday, 16 September 2016 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

This morning Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, faced questions from BBC News School Reporters from across the UK at Whitley Academy in Coventry.

How the Great Fire of London kindled the home insurance industry

Friday, 02 September 2016 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

350 years ago today, the Great Fire of London’s flames began spreading from Pudding Lane, culminating in a four-day blaze that ravaged the City of London, forever changing its landscape.

City Survivors: Millennials squeezed by cost of living

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 | Blog | By Helen Knapman
‘Millennials’ is the buzzword of the moment, but not one I particularly like. I don’t think all adults under-30 should be lumped together in one socio-economic group. We’re not all the same.
 

Don't panic! Your Help to Buy Isa is not useless

Monday, 22 August 2016 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

You might have seen an article over the weekend, saying half a million people won’t be able to use the bonus from the Help to Buy Isa to pay for the deposit on a house.

Carney knowledge: sexing up the rate cut

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 | Blog | By Gary Adams

The phrase ‘peak oil’ has been around since the early 20th century. In 2016 we had ‘peak stuff’ for the first time, courtesey of Steve Howard, head of sustainability at Ikea.

The billionaire Duke of Westminster was a money saver at home

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

I was very sad to hear this morning that the Duke of Westminster has passed away, aged 64.

Why the current account market shakeup might work - this time

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

Today the competition regulator has revealed plans to fix the current account market. The proposed remedies have been shot down as ineffective by many commentators.

City Survivors: Read your travel quote’s Ts&Cs

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

I recently asked my travel insurer, Holidaysafe, for a renewal quote.

Brexit and the importance of investment diversification

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

An email that I received this week emphasises the importance of diversification in an investment portfolio.