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Why this is a good long-term budget for the FS industry

Why this is a good long-term budget for the FS industry

Budgets come and budgets go and you can look at them from many perspectives. Financial Services specialists tend to look at them first through the lens of their customers, then at what opportunities they might create, and finally how they might impact personally. It’s all sensible stuff, but it’s all a bit short-term. Look at […]

If Greece sneezes will the UK catch a cold?

If Greece sneezes will the UK catch a cold?

It’s hard to imagine a country where they lock the banks for a week and restrict your access to money. Especially poignant have been the images of pensioners, many of whom will have faced years of austerity in their youth, having to queue to access what they see as their rightful income. Generally older people […]

The space01 budget review

The space01 budget review

A Budget presented with just months to go before a general election was going to be an intensely political one, and even more so with the two largest parties neck and neck in the polls. In addition, the UK’s finances remain incredibly tight despite the improving economy. The risk in these circumstances is that the […]

A revolutionary Budget for savings

A revolutionary Budget for savings

With a revolutionary Budget for savings, the financial services industry faces one of the biggest communications challenges in its history. Customers, clients, investors and savers have more choice now than they have had for at least a couple of decades and perhaps more. There are huge opportunities but as with any liberalisation, there are big […]