Client workshop

Things We Learned at our Workshop

Our clients are at the heart of the Blackbullion story. Once a year we get together to share ideas, analyse the previous year and map out the next one. This year, we met on Wednesday 12th July in Leeds and here are three things we learned:

Financial education is not a passing fad

Student debt and student loans have been in the press A LOT these last two weeks. It has become a political football more than anything else and it seems the diffe…

Predict Your Future by Creating it

Two events, separated by 12 hours, representing opposite ends of the same problem.

On Tuesday night I was privileged to address the Pensions Management Institute’s AGM. The topic was “Shift Happens; Millennials & Pensions, now what?”

I spoke of how millennials are at risk of becoming the first ever generation to record lower lifetime earnings than their predecessors, so it was great to have the opportunity to discuss with the industry t…

Is the World Going Cashless?

Is the World Going Cashless?

The humble cash machine celebrated its 50th birthday at the end of June. The first automated teller machine (ATM) was officially ‘opened’ by celebrity of the time, Reg Varney, star of TV sitcom ‘On The Buses’ (ask your parents!) when he withdrew £10 from the machine outside Barclays Bank, in sunny Enfield, North London.
It must have been quite a revelation at the time and meant that people could access their cash more easily, completely changin…

Vote to become Money Smart

Much like political life the UK over the past two years, life at University can sometimes feel like a never-ending cycle of voting.

What modules or electives do I choose? Which people should I move in with? Should I save money and cook, or be lazy and order a takeaway? Do I have enough money for another round in the pub? The difference is, of course, that these decisions are all up to you and you alone – they don’t depend on millions of other …

On the Money

Skills are the currency of 21st century and we need new ways to learn them. Learn when convenient (no schedules), earn rewards, get social, and self-assess to ensure effectiveness

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