Week in review: Friday 1st May 2015

Week in review: Friday 1st May 2015Are you looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend as much as we are?

If you are in Cranleigh tomorrow (Saturday), please come and say hello as the Informed Choice team will be handing out free Hazel saplings from outside Sundial House as part of the Spring into Cranleigh celebrations.

This week at Informed Choice, our podcast focuses on the upcoming General Election.

There was news about slowing economic growth in the UK, at possibly not the best time for David Cameron and the Conservatives, which we explain in this blog.

Martin went to London on Thursday to present the case for Informed Choice being named Best Retirement Adviser at the Money Marketing Financial Services Awards 2015. He tells the story here.

If there is anything you would like us to cover in future blogs or podcast episodes, please let us know.


Spring into CranleighSpring into Cranleigh

To celebrate Spring into Cranleigh on Saturday 2nd May 2015, the Informed Choice team will be giving away free Hazel saplings from outside our High Street offices at Sundial House.

UK economic growth is slowingUK economic growth is slowing

UK economic growth is slowing down, according to the latest official figures published by the Office for National Statistics.

Why do you deserve to win this award?Why do you deserve to win this award?

Martin tells the story of being interviewed by judges for Best Retirement Adviser at the Money Marketing Awards 2015.


ICP021 General Election SpecialPodcast 21 – General Election Special

This week in the podcast, Martin chats to Green Party prospective MP Dee Searle about her election campaign, hears from Fidelity fund manager Nick Peters about what the election could mean for investment markets, and gets pre-election views from his fellow Financial Planners Chris Daems and Chris Budd.


Informed Choice-UWe posted five more episodes of Informed Choice-U this week; our three-minute videos explaining personal finance and investing concepts:

ICU017 FTSE 100

ICU016 Active & Passive Funds

ICU015 Silver Inflation

ICU014 Individual Savings Accounts

ICU013 Independent & Restricted Financial Advice


Not being on social media a bigger risk for advisers

Martin was quoted this week by Jay Vaananen, blogger for Banker’s Umbrella, speaking at the 68th CFA Annual Conference in Frankfurt. This is reported in FT Adviser.

Treasury spends £37k on Pension Wise branding

Nick is quoted in this article from Money Marketing, about the government spend on creating a ‘brand identity’ for the Pension Wise guidance service.



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