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Blog: GEM

It’s important to give if you want to receive: pensions in the charities sector

Every year we look at behaviours and attitudes to current and future financial health among the UK working population using our Generation WHY? survey. In our most recent survey, we spoke to more people than ever before with 3,000 giving us their views.

The missing 'why' in trustee communication

Communications will end up unread in the bin unless they remember what they’re for and provide relevant information targeted to the intended audience, explains Damian Stancombe.

The financial wellbeing department

Mark Futcher and Jonathan Watts-Lay, director at Wealth at Work offer their own compelling insights into the changing face of the retirement landscape in this interview with PMI TV.

The golden years - pension freedoms or folly?

In the third and final blog in his series, Damian Stancombe follows the employee journey through to its conclusion, focussing on the 50+ age group – the Golden Years - as David Bowie famously sang about.

Employee engagement: middle ages or the dark ages?

In the second of his blogs looking at the employee savings journey, Damian Stancombe picks up with the 30-49 age band and considers what financial priorities the middles ages are focussing on, and whether this period is in fact, more akin to the dark ages.

4 - 2 - 3 the savings riddle

Damian Stancombe brushes up on the riddle of the Sphinx, looks at the new 'kid on the block' the Lifetime ISA and ponders why he feels he is falling out of love with pensions.

Creating a sense of realism

At the heart of any effective wellbeing strategy is a comprehensive understanding of your workforce.

A step in the right direction: shopping for workplace benefits

When it comes to making significant decisions about your workplace benefits, it’s important to know what’s on offer and what’s relevant to you at any one point in your life - I liken it to shoe shopping online.

Analytics and technology: driving our holistic approach to wellbeing

It’s fair to say that 2014 saw the beginnings of a world of new thinking around the separate issues of debt, savings and pensions. The landscape was changing rapidly from one where these were very much ‘separate silos’, to the idea of a holistic whole.

Politics, self-interest and the saver

After 25 years of working in the DC pensions industry, Damian Stancombe recognises that we are sitting at a pensions crossroads between politics and the industry, and asks - who is looking after the saver?

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