Monthly Archives: April 2013

Twenty Somethings & Their Money

This infographic reveals the results of research into how Britons in their 20s view the financial opportunities and threats they face. It’s based on research I contributed to last year and covers what young people think about pensions, how they … Continue reading


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What do young people REALLY think about pensions and retirement?

Iona Bain was a judge of this year’s Baillie Gifford’s Young Writers’ Competition and discusses what some of the essays indicate about youngsters’ attitude to retirement. Would you ever ask a young person when they plan to retire, or how … Continue reading


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Musical news–the Great American Song Contest

IONA BAIN It isn’t usually my style to break off from financial/economic issues on the blog, but regular readers may know I make an exception for my other big soft spot – music! I was delighted and very surprised to … Continue reading

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Customer satisfaction the new focus for frontline bank workers

  IONA BAIN Lloyds Banking Group has finally ditched bonuses for frontline staff based on how many products they sell, on the day the industry’s new consumer regulator takes office. It follows fresh warnings from the Financial Conduct Authority’s chief … Continue reading

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