Monthly Archives: July 2013

Are ambitious pension goals realistic…or demoralising?

As auto-enrolment creeps up on young workers, should we resolve to make more active decisions about our financial future…or leave it up to fate? Iona bain The swirl of negative headlines surrounding the pensions industry, the latest being the £1.4m … Continue reading


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Can young people afford to be generous volunteers?

By Iona Bain Young people have always been renowned for their idealism and commitment to good causes – who would want it any other way? But research is now showing that members of generation Y are helping their local community … Continue reading


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Warning: new rules from Law Society will make buying and selling properties more costly and troublesome

by Iona Bain Scots buying and selling homes in the future face higher fees and a more tortuous troublesome legal process unless plans by the Law Society of Scotland are withdrawn, experts say. Scots buying and selling homes in the … Continue reading

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Can building societies help to educate youngsters about money?

The Building Societies Association asked me to look at whether the mutual sector will help to deliver the education curriculum mooted by the government earlier this year – here’s my verdict   Iona Bain It was an announcement made four … Continue reading


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