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Insurance jargon explained

| Financial Advice, PPI Mis-selling | November 6, 2012

insurance-jargon The different types of insurance, and the terms used to sell insurance, can sometimes cause confusion. This glossary of common terms may prove useful when researching different insurance types.

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Interview with the Financial Ombudsman Service

| Financial Advice, Public Sector Blog, Videos | October 29, 2012

Chief Ombudsman of the Financial Ombudsman Service to speak about their involvement with complaints…

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How to make a complaint against a financial services firm

| Financial Advice, Videos | October 29, 2012

Making a complaint against a financial services firm is free and straightforward to do. Jamie Kerr from the Financial Services Authority explains how to make a complaint against your firm.

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British Insurance Brokers’ Association

| Featured Associations, Financial Advice, Public Sector Blog, Services & Advice | August 24, 2012

iib-biba The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) represents the interests of nearly 2,000 insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers.

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Association of British Insurers

| Featured Associations, Financial Advice, Public Sector Blog, Services & Advice | August 23, 2012

association-of-british-insurers The Association of British Insurers (ABI) was formed in 1985 when existing industry bodies joined together to represent the whole insurance industry.

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Can you take a salary when funding a start-up?

| Financial Advice, Public Sector Blog, Services & Advice | December 15, 2011

paying-yourself-salary Many ex-public sector workers are setting up their own businesses and discovering that funding a start-up is a daunting prospect. One of the most difficult aspects of a new business is finding the funds to pay yourself a wage. This article is aimed at those who have left the public sector to start their own company and offers advice on whether you can, or should, take a salary when starting up a new business.

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Alternative tax savings for your ‘personal assistant’

| Financial Advice, Public Sector Blog, Services & Advice | December 15, 2011

personal-assistant In these tough economic times, the public sector is being hit hardest with pay freezes and redundancies. Some public sector workers are either going it alone with their own business or freelancing their services back to their previous employer. If you are facing this situation, or considering starting your own business, you might want to consider the tax relief available by hiring your spouse or partner into your new business.

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Public sector workers will need pension advice

| Financial Advice, Public Sector Blog | October 26, 2011

pension-advice-public-sector As they look to make nearly £3bn in savings per year by 2014/15, the government’s public sector pension reforms will see prolonged industrial action, according to the major unions. But how hard will these reforms actually hit public sector workers?

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Dealing with Boiler Room Scams

| Financial Advice, Public Sector Blog | October 25, 2011

financial-scams A recent headline on the Sunday Times front pages was – “Revealed: £300m “boiler room” scams hit UK savers” “According to newspapers, foreign “boiler room” sales gangs are conning British customers out of millions of pounds a year by claiming they are promoting ethical investments in forests, bio-fuels and carbon credits.

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