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Playing family fortunes

In her latest column for fa, iona bain looks at why families are happy to let their wealth cascade down the generations One of the most significant outcomes in the lottery of life has to be the family we are … Continue reading

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How can we expect young people to take financial responsibility when…

My column for Financial Adviser “Iona Bain, a voice not unfamiliar to FA readers, is one of the most perceptive and intelligent in the retail financial space…” A powerful perception has taken root in the British psyche, and it will … Continue reading

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Filed under Economy, Pensions & Retirement, Politics, Savings Accounts

Does the financial sector REALLY care about young people?

Is the financial sector prepared to embark on a charm offensive to win over customers under 30 and, just as importantly, their families? Experts now believe such a move could not only lead to a more useful industry for hard-pressed … Continue reading

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Should the babyboomers be blamed for our financial woes?

In my latest column for BG Trust Online, I look at the aftermath of this year’s budget, and examine the outraged reaction of the babyboomers. Is it right for them to shoulder more of the burden in these austere times? … Continue reading

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British jobs for young British workers? It’s the housing crisis that is holding back our generation

PRET A MANGER HAS ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO TARGET YOUNG BRITS FOR 550 NEWLY CREATED JOBS. BUT WHEN RENTS ARE THIS HIGH AND WAGES ARE THIS LOW, YOUNG BRITISH WORKERS CANNOT COMPETE WITH FOREIGN WORKERS. Are they looking elsewhere? by … Continue reading

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My Christmas Manifesto: how to have a cheap, charitable and absolutely fantastic time this year

Young people are getting back to basics this Christmas, forgoing expensive shopping trips and remembering the things that really matter. In this two part series, I offer up some helpful ways to have fun and be generous without breaking the … Continue reading

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Filed under Bargain hunting, Consumer Affairs, Money Advice, Personal Finance, Shopping

Going…going…gone! You have to act quick if you want to earn free money

Young savers need to be speedy if they want to earn free money for switching their current account – genuinely good deals don’t hang around for long by Iona Bain So I knew that the Co-op were onto something last … Continue reading

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Iona’s comment: festival woes can only be a good thing for young music fans

In this occasional series, Iona comments on what’s in the news and what it means for you. This week, the BBC suggests the heyday of festivals may be over. Amidst all the anarchy in London this week, one very interesting … Continue reading

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Filed under Consumer Affairs, Personal Finance, Tickets