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Personal finance and “poorer people”

I am ashamed to admit that after many years working in personal finance its only in the few months that I’ve been working at thinkbanking that I’ve given any proper thought to the money matters of those on low incomes. In fact I’ve realised that the world of personal finance (product providers, journalists and marketing/PR) […]

Will “Simple Products” get people saving?

Mark Hoban, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury has announced a consultation into a possible new range of simple financial products.  In his speech he said: “simple products will help everyone make better choices, and we particularly intend to hep encourage saving”. But will it work? There’s no doubt that many UK household have a […]