Financial News Roundup

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Check out our top picks from the financial news for this week and our thoughts!

FT Adviser: Uptick in employers offering advice

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The number of employers offering financial advice to their employees has increased from 12% to 35%.

Our Take

Its great news that more and more employers are introducing financial advice as an Employee Benefits Programme. #financialwellbeing

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Startups: Employee wellbeing and mental health in the workplace: everything you need to know

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It’s widely accepted that happy employees are productive employees, however, only 9% of businesses have mental health policies in place. Startups have created a guild for mental health policies in the workplace and explain why it’s so important.

Our take

We welcome the news and believe that there should be more recognition of the importance of mental health and well being in the workplace in general, startups including.

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The Guardian: Consumers being badly advised on pensions, says regulator

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Consumers are still being given poor advice when it comes to pensions. The advice to cash in their defined benefit pension could leave the consumer at risk in older age.

Our take

Another article on how consumers are being poorly advised to transfer out of a defined benefits pension scheme.  It’s rarely ever good advice to swap protected rights for the prospect of fund performance.

Read the full article here.

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