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ifs Insights

Welcome to ifs University College Insights. This area of the website is home to a wide variety of Industry Insights, blogs, news and other content from ifs University College. Check back regularly for all the latest updates, or alternatively sign up for the RSS feed below. You can also follow us on social media to keep up to date with all of ifs University College's activities.

    • Blog

    Climate change, UK banknotes and the National Living Wage: Janet Hontoir's April news round-up



    • Janet Hontoir runs down the top ten financial news stories of the month
    Janet Hontoir
    May 06, 2016
    From Greek debt and US economic growth to J.M.W Turner and new British banknotes, here are some of the biggest financial news stories of the month, compiled by Janet Hontoir, Academic Course Leader for ifs University College's BSc (Hons) Banking Practice & Management.
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    • Blog

    How to transition successfully from student life to graduate employment



    • Starting work can be a daunting experience
    Nadim Choudhury
    May 04, 2016
    Making the move from student life to the workforce can be a daunting experience, but there are many things that can be done to ensure a smooth transition from student to working life.
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    • News

    Dr Peter Hahn talks HSBC results and the prospects for investment banking on the BBC



    • Dr Peter Hahn speaks on the BBC
    Eoghan Hughes
    May 03, 2016
    Dr Peter Hahn, ifs University College's Henry Grunfeld Professor of Banking today gave his thoughts on HSBC's latest results and the overall prospects for global investment banking, on BBC radio and television.
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    • Blog

    The work, study and family balance: Finding the time to study



    • Gabbi studies at home
    Gabbi Stopp
    May 03, 2016
    What's it like to go back to part-time study, while managing full-time work and family responsibilities? This week, Gabbi Stopp writes about how to find the time to study, while juggling work and family responsibilities.
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    • Industry Insights

    Not just pension pot luck: What's better, annuity or pension drawdown?



    • With pension changes, is an annuity or pension drawdown better?
    Les Mayhew
    Apr 27, 2016
    An annuity has a magnetic attraction because the money only runs out when you die, but is it really the hedge against becoming penniless? Lew Mayhew takes a look at the benefits of annuity versus pension drawdowns, and which pension option is better.
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    • News

    ifs University College recognised for complaints handling process



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    Eoghan Hughes
    Apr 25, 2016
    ifs University College's complaints handling procedures have once again been recognised for their effectiveness, after being named as only one of six institutions nationwide to have no unresolved complaints.
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    • Blog

    John Hearn blog: the difference between capital adequacy and liquidity



    • The latest blog post from John Hearn
    John Hearn
    Apr 25, 2016
    Since the financial crisis, more and more regulation has been imposed on capital controls and liquidity of banks. This is an over-reaction and there are good reasons for all of these controls to be simplified and come from single sources.
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    • Blog

    Employment skills: How to prepare for a job interview



    • Looking like you are actively listening is an important interview skill
    Jenny Poole, GAAPWeb
    Apr 22, 2016
    Attending a job can be a stressful experience, especially for recent graduates, but a little interview preparation can go a long way to making the process easier.
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    • Blog

    The work, study and family balance: DipFA study, working full-time and the festive season



    • Gabbi Stopp speaking
    Gabbi Stopp
    Apr 18, 2016
    What's it like to go back to part-time study, while managing full-time work and family responsibilities? Gabbi Stopp is working out how to balance family and full-time work while studying for a Diploma for Financial Advisors (DipFA®).
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