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  • This week at FMB has been a great time for getting me ready for the future. The importance of work experience is undeniably, well… important!

    Here are the main reasons why work experience has been so important:

    1. Firstly, if I wanted to go down the financial route then this will attract employers as I’ve experienced the sector already. Giving me a better chance than

  • The Wisdom of Crowds, a 2004 book written by James Surowiecki, looks at the psychology and behaviour of crowds and draws the conclusion that the decisions made by groups are often better and more accurate than those made by any individual member.

    This model can be applied to the physical behaviour of crowds, say in busy spaces like bars and clubs but also to knowledge.

  • 17 May 2019

    May Market Update

    By FMB

    In our latest monthly investment update for May 2019, we look at how the investment markets, the global economy and commodity prices are performing.

    The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished closed at the end of April at 7,418.22 points, experiencing yet another positive month, rising 139.03 points or 1.91% during the month.

    European markets experienced a

  • We often hear about the so-called sandwich generation and the financial pressures they face.

    Sandwich generation refers to a group of people trapped between financially dependent adult children and demands from their elderly parents.

    It can place a great deal of time and financial pressure on individuals and couples, who might otherwise be in the prime financial position

  • Currently the Health Secretary Matt Hancock is lobbying the Chancellor Phillip Hammond to look at waiving the Lifetime Allowance on NHS pensions, specifically a problem for high earners such as Doctors.

    Why is this a problem?

    There is a limit to how much money you can save in a pension both in a year and again in a lifetime. The NHS pension is a defined benefit scheme

  • Just a couple of weeks ago a friend pointed out a Facebook advert to me. It was titled “Marks Money Matters”. It was advertising a fixed rate ISA with a return of 8%... I wonder how many people have just read that and thought, “ooh that sounds like a good deal, I’ll have a look”? I really hope your reaction was that of a healthy cynic. It sounds too good to be true right?

  • 22 February 2019

    Do Awards Really Matter?

    By FMB

    The accolades after winning awards is great, but we know it’s only a temporary glow.

    You may have noticed we’ve been squeezing every last bit of PR value out of our recent win at the Professional Adviser awards. Of course we are really proud and it’s nice to get recognition but the fact of the matter is, without great customer service, any reputation can be easily

  • 13 February 2019

    2019 Professional Adviser Award Winners

    By FMB

    We are ecstatic to have walked away with not one but TWO awards from the 2019 Professional Adviser Awards in London last Thursday.

    We always think it is an incredible achievement when we are shortlisted for the various awards that we enter, however, when we are competing nationally against some much larger organisations, we never like to get our hopes up. So, you can

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