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PENSION FREEDOMS: Can we open up pension pots to help first-time buyers?

I’ve been talking about some new research from now: pensions on local radio stations all over the country today. the findings are controversial and should reinvigorate the debate on how to get young people thinking about their future. so what’s … 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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Why grandparents can be a financial lifeline for the younger generation…

By Iona Bain When I started my blog three years ago, nobody was really talking about how the downturn would affect young people. I remember reading the occasional newspaper column that highlighted the toxic economic environment ahead of us. I … 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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This blog – why its on YOUR side

The young money blog is non-profit so you can trust all posts are in your interest, and not governed by SEO or advertising tie-ups! Read on to find out more By Iona Bain I want to put a Twitter accusation … Continue reading

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Can’t get no (banking) satisfaction– my Baillie Gifford column

in case you missed it, check out column for baillie gifford on how the banking sector is failing to engage young people by iona bain http://www.bgtrustonline.com/articles/opinion/banking-dissatisfaction.aspx

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Young Money Panel Event: YOUR CHANCE to hear top experts debating all the hottest financial issues affecting young people!

THIS WEDNESDAY – BOOK NOW! The big Young Money debate – your invitation What are the financial issues affecting today’s young people and how do these affect the rest of society? Following the significant interest in MRM’s recent report into … Continue reading

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Should Dealcloud have offered a discount on online gambling?

By Iona Bain Group-buying, cashback and voucher code websites have exploded in popularity during the recession, offering shoppers tempting discounts on jewellery, restaurant meals, even holidays. Now, you don’t even have to scour such websites to find the biggest discounts, … Continue reading


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Spying on my driving? If it keeps my premiums down, hell yeah!

Would you be prepared to have a little black box monitor your driving if it kept your car insurance affordable? I look at the new wave of young driver policies to see if they really worK   BY Iona Bain … Continue reading

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Is free advice worth the price? Exclusive interview with the Money Advice Service on a future online ‘health check’ for young people

WE need a helping hand more than ever but many OF US can’t afford the fees of financial advisers. Will the free Money Advice Service guide us to a better place? Iona talks to the chairman about plans for specialised … Continue reading

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