The millennial bunnies from Philip Hammond’s hat in #Budget2018

Credit unions will get a Budget shot in the arm with the launch of a Premium Bond-style lottery prize to tempt young workers into these alternatives to mainstream finance. The…

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The Great Pensions Black Hole – & why YOUR cash may end up there

So how do you lose £2000 without knowing it? 🤯  That’s the average value of ‘lost’ Child Trust Funds worth a total £1.5bn, which parents don’t know they have, or have…

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Meet the young voices shaking up OUR financial futures

Iona Bain  What if I told you that crazy-important decisions are being taken about your future finances by people who are...well, nothing like you? Diversity is becoming such an…

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LISA’s here to stay! We must give young savers choice – & respect

Iona Bain Summer is usually called "silly season" in journalism. But it looks as if the same phenomenon might be affecting the Treasury Select Committee as well. Its latest report, Household…

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Our post-school education system is broke, says House of Lords

Iona Bain The post-school education system is broke and needs urgent fixing, a scathing House of Lords report has found. It says the move to tuition fees funded largely by…

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Intergen Finance: the Resolution Report fully unpacked

It’s official. We are not Generation Avocado. The long-awaited report from the Intergenerational Commission has concluded, after two years and over 200 pages, that millennials are burning 15% less cash…

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Throwing £10k at us won’t solve our problems – Young Money Comment

The Resolution Foundation, headed by Lord Willetts, has suggested a £10,000 windfall for every young person reaching 25  in the UK, funded by a levy for older citizens. The detailed…

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I DID #deletefacebook (and took a Twitterbattical). Here’s why
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I DID #deletefacebook (and took a Twitterbattical). Here’s why

Iona Bain This week, Facebook got its own “Times Up” moment. Amid accusations that the social media giant had allowed the data of 150 million users to be surreptitiously exploited…

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Harari: Facebook is “new government” of western world
24.03.2015., Zagreb,Croatia - Yuval Noah Harari, Israeli historian and the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. He lectures at the Department of History of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Photo: Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELL [ Rechtehinweis: picture alliance ]

Harari: Facebook is “new government” of western world

Tech giants like Facebook are becoming the new global centres of power with the current political elite barely aware of the dangers posed by private data ownership, according to one…

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What’s next for today’s young? Yuval Harari has some ideas

He is not just one of the most widely-read authors of our time - Yuval Harari is a modern intellectual powerhouse, turning generation Y onto the intricacies of our past…

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Banning the “m” word – why millennial has had its day

We're a diverse, complex bunch of people - so why oh why are we lumbered with the reductive "millennial" moniker? In this blog, Iona explores the flawed origins of the term, why…

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We need to get real about auto enrolment

Iona Bain It has been lauded as a success story for the pensions industry and a quietly radical way to get more people saving for their future. But is auto…

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Millennial-friendly Budget is long overdue

Iona Bain This week, Phillip Hammond has a golden opportunity to make public finances fairer for the younger generations and to take bold, progressive steps to sort out their financial…

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Can you save for a home today? Iona on BBC Radio London

Iona was on Vanessa Feltz’s breakfast show on BBC Radio London this morning discussing young people’s chances of getting on the housing ladder. An estate agent’s survey has claimed that…

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A guide to getting your dogsbody rebate worth ££££s

Iona Bain So I've talked about why the current unpaid internships debate is wrong-headed. But did you know that you might be able to claim back money from past internships? Welcome…

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What today’s 18 year olds need to know about tomoz

Iona Bain Abraham Lincoln once said: “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” So while today’s freshers may be (understandably) focused on the next few months…

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Pensions, as we know them, are ending. Here’s why

Iona Bain What puts our generation off saving for the future? One (very over-used) word: uncertainty. None of us knows what the future holds. But so-called "millennials" have a particularly sketchy…

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The Graduate: why it still speaks to overwhelmed gen Y

It’s a fifty year old film that’s parodied endlessly. Yet the re-release of The Graduate this year has never been more timely, as a whole generation grapples with post-university malaise…

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