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Quick Reads

This is our Library - we've tried to sort our mountains of content into easily navigable folders. 

If there are any burning questions, or things we don't deal with which we should, please get in touch with the subject you'd like us to cover. 

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Sainsbury's Generation Game

Age is but a number, or so we’re lead to believe. But how much does when we’re born affect our attitude and behaviour? Sainsbury's Bank examined how the financial and buying habits of different generations compare, why they may butt heads occasionally and what they look for when making decisions. Do these discoveries ring true for you?

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Trade Battleships and Pantomime Dames

Lots of talk this week about the slower forecasts in China and what the impact of trade wars might be. Can we make sensible predictions on any of this or will the stock market defy logic like a truculent Pantomime Dame?

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Inside the minds of VCs and the FCA at the inaugural Fin-k Tank Dragon’s Den

Looking to fundraise or test your start-up idea? We’ve just had a fascinating glimpse of what four leading VCs are looking for in their next investment, as well as a bit of inside info on what the FCA Innovation department is hoping to test in their global sandbox. Have a read, you sky's the limit go-getter!

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Are you cash heavy?

Most investment groups have given up on TV advertising because it’s hard to be jolly after 30 seconds of dire warnings about how investing could ruin your life. It’s easier to peddle gambling than it is to talk about investing - yet cash isn't the safe harbour it's generally assumed to be in the long term. Holly explains why cash is no longer king and what to do about it.

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Hargreaves Lansdown’s Tom McPhail called out the government on their spanking new pensions dashboard

Hargreaves Lansdown’s Tom McPhail called out the government on their spanking new pensions dashboard, saying it doesn’t solve the problem and won’t work in the Fintech age

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How I got started with investing: Banita Shah

Banita Shah didn't let losing a bit of money through stock picking deter her from building her investment pot back up again.

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