Bubble Trouble

Low interest rates and virtually no investment grade fixed income make higher risk options, like high yield bonds, infinitely more attractive. But as investors plough into these investments, Coutts of …

Local Celebrity

This year alone, almost 50 per cent of Stocks and Shares Individual Savings Account (ISA) buyers in the UK will come from just three regions, according to recent research. As …

Ruthless Axing

UK fund managers can expect the axe from discretionary fund managers (DFMs) if they fail to perform within the first 12 months of being granted a mandate, according to new …

De-Coupled Reality

The ‘whatever it takes’ attitude of key central banks and governments has not only managed to avert a second global financial meltdown in less than a decade but spur a …

Grey Mist

As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, the UK – as with other nations – faces  major demographic, economic and social challenges as its largest age cohort ceases work …

Body Language

This short blog is actually about ‘mystery shopping’ believe it or not but it does relate to body language, so read on. CoreData has conducted mystery shopping research for financial …

Goal Bank

UK high-street bank Lloyds TSB combined two things this week to promote its new Money Manager online savings tool. One: Britons (well, mostly men) love football. Two: Data visualisation is …

I’m Confused

Bill Shorten’s announcement late last year that the government will introduce legislation to effectively enshrine the terms ‘financial planner’ and ‘financial adviser’ was broadly welcomed by the financial planning industry. …

Reduced Influence?

So we’re up and running in 2013. The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) is here, the world didn’t end as people had interpreted from the Mayan prophecy, and so far markets …

Change Failure

“Seventy per cent of change programs fail.” This famous and often quoted percentage of the failure rate for change programs originated back in the early 1990s in two Harvard Business …

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