What to Invest Your Money Into in 2021
Nov24

What to Invest Your Money Into in 2021

There are more people than ever investing these days, which could be attributed to the pandemic along with the rising cost of living in the UK. Investing can be a great option for anyone and people of all ages, but it can also be a daunting area to get started with particularly if you do not know what your options are. You must always know what you are investing in and understand the risks of doing so. Why Invest? First, it is worth...

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Where Are the UK Investing Their Money?
Nov10

Where Are the UK Investing Their Money?

With meme-stocks GameStop and AMC flooding headlines this year, interest in the stock market and investing in general has really escalated to wider audiences. And with reports in the U.S. that people invested more in the past few months than in the last 12 years1, investment enthusiasm is really at an all time high. However, where is this money being invested and which companies are seeing the benefits? Are they household names or are...

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Revealed: One in four Brits do not contribute to a savings account
Nov01

Revealed: One in four Brits do not contribute to a savings account

Managing your finances is not always straightforward, but having a rainy-day fund can help take that stress away. So how many Brits actually work towards building up savings? Debt management company Lowell has conducted research1 into the saving habits of the UK following payday, and can reveal that nearly a quarter of Brits do not put any of their wages into savings. The data also highlighted that one in ten Brits are spending up to...

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Finance Frights: These are the UK’s biggest money fears
Oct28

Finance Frights: These are the UK’s biggest money fears

Spooky season is upon us, but it’s not just ghosts and ghouls causing a fright to Brits this Halloween. Research[1] has revealed that a third (33%) of Brits are worried about their financial future and in some cases, worries are so severe that some Brits cannot sleep due to their money concerns[2]. As a result of this, debt management company Lowell has researched[3] the UK’s biggest money fears and responding to the research, have...

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UK consumers encouraged to seek benefits of financial planning services following a turbulent year
Oct11

UK consumers encouraged to seek benefits of financial planning services following a turbulent year

The annual campaign, organised by the not-for-profit, industry body the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is seeking to empower individuals to make sound financial plans for the year ahead. To mark the occasion, Acumen Financial Planning, are offering free, one-hour consultations (online, phone call or in person) to UK consumers interested in safeguarding their financial assets. It is estimated that 47% of UK...

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Employers stress the ticking time bomb of financial wellbeing
Sep29

Employers stress the ticking time bomb of financial wellbeing

Employers have warned that financial wellbeing is a critical concern, with two thirds (65%) of HR decision-makers predicting that this will become the next big employee challenge for companies. New research from Scottish Widows, which surveyed more than 500 HR leaders from UK firms, reveals that financial concerns during the pandemic have led to almost half of workers experiencing increased anxiety and stress. Four in ten employers...

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3 Jobs in Film Industry a Student With No Experience Can Score a Job
Jul26

3 Jobs in Film Industry a Student With No Experience Can Score a Job

Working in the film industry is something a lot of art students want, for sure. Yet, the entry-level part of most job applications today is simply not true. People tend to hire those who have experience, even if the opening doesn’t require any.  In an art-related sphere, employers usually hire those whom they have already heard about. And to make yourself a name, you have to spend at least a few years working (or have one...

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Finding Best Stock to Invest? These Free Online Trading Sites are the Best Way to Find One

As a stock trader, it is important to research stocks and funds you wish to trade in to make sure you do not lose money. There are tools available that help you find the best stock to invest in. Here is a list of the best online trading sites that help you find the right stock to make fruitful investments. 1. Moomoo: Moomoo is a free platform that lets investors make smart trading decisions. Whether you are a Technical Investor or a...

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Mind the gender ask gap!
Jul09

Mind the gender ask gap!

The gender pay gap is well recognised across the world, and in the UK recent data has shown that it is improving, albeit slowly. However, a new study has revealed that, in the tech industry, women could actually be perpetuating this salary gap by expecting less than their male counterparts for the same roles. The study, by Haystack, a tech careers marketplace, looked at the minimum expected salary of 1010 of their current users in the...

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Asking for a Pay Rise Post-Pandemic
Jul05

Asking for a Pay Rise Post-Pandemic

New research of 1,312 UK employees, undertaken by leading business energy retailer Love Energy Savings, has revealed a huge shift in the way UK employees feel about asking for a pay rise, from now compared to pre-pandemic. COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on the UK economy and on those who work to power it.It has changed the way we work and rolled the dice for many employees, who now either work for a company that has fallen on...

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Understanding the PEO Agreement Before You Sign It

Signing a PEO agreement without a complete understanding of its implications is like buying a house in an unfamiliar location without first looking it over. It can be a huge mistake with costly consequences. Still, many business owners don’t know what to look for when signing a PEO services agreement. They’re left vulnerable to unfair PEO pricing, low-quality workers, and worker payments that aren’t going...

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A third of millennials not saving for their future
Jun25

A third of millennials not saving for their future

Their research found that 3 in 10 millennials aren’t saving into a pension pot at all, 1 in 4 find pension rules very confusing. The pension provider wanted to learn more about the younger generations, and their attitudes and behaviours towards saving for retirement. More than half (53%) said they wished their employer would explain pensions and their benefits to them. The results also showed that 23% of millennials admitted they...

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4 Ways You Can Improve Your Business’ Credit Card Processing System

An ineffective credit card processing system can do a lot of damage to your business, especially if it’s a small business struggling to survive in this harsh economy.  All businesses are now obliged to keep up with their big competitors and accept various forms of payments but there is more to it than meets the eye. If you’re not careful when choosing a credit card processing system, the recurring costs might be too much to bear....

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The ugly side of video game workplace culture

For the uninitiated and broader audiences, the culture surrounding video games was shrouded in mystery and misconceptions. It was normal, for gamers to believe that their favorite titles, were all being produced in beautiful offices full of joy, gaming rooms, laughter, and creative breaks. Those views were wrongfully attached to the start-up culture – that also deceives so many people – to the joyful and entertaining...

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5 Tips To Boost Financial Health
Jun23

5 Tips To Boost Financial Health

Words by Donna Torres, General Manager of SMB Sales & Operations UK & EMEA,  Xero Most people would agree that things like nutrition and exercise lead to a healthier and happier individual. This same principle applies to the financial health of your business. In order to maintain a successful and thriving business, it’s important to stay healthy when it comes to your finances. Here are five ways...

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