Some good news at last on payday loans. I was delighted to read about the FCA’s plans to ‘consider’ capping charges on payday loans when it takes over regulation of consumer credit firms in April next year.Details
Someone (it seems likely that it was my yoga teacher, since I’ve tracked what I’m about to say down to Deepak Chopra) told me recently that we have approximately 60,000 thoughts in a day. Hurray! Thoughts! Unfortunately, 95% of them are the same thoughts we had yesterday.Details
I heard some really good news a few days ago; for the first time financial education for secondary school pupils in English schools has been confirmed. From September 2014 it will become part of the national curriculum –Details
No one reading a tech news website these days can avoid articles on 3D printing: it’s everywhere. 3D printing is not a new technology though and it has been on the market for at least two decades. What makes it news is that it’s now accessible to anyone in their home, and the price tag is coming down all the time.Details
Last month I gave a talk to the UK Market Research Society on how shopping is becoming an increasingly complex process where the customer is faced with an array of options to choose, experience and buy products.Details
Guy Garside gives his thoughts the role social media will play in the future of effective financial services marketing. Read what Guy and other industry experts had to say here.
The second of our three annual reports assessing the impact of the RDR on the UK Retail Investment Adviser population. The report continues to track the number of advisers in the industry, as well as assessing advisers’ ongoing progress towards the RDR Professionalism requirements.