Guest Blog: Ensure you don’t pay high fees for mediocrity

Guest Blog: Ensure you don’t pay high fees for mediocrity

I have been working in financial services for 20 years and I learned early on whilst working for one of the largest UK fund supermarkets at the time that the fund management industry is largely a clever marketing con. It was that experience which later drove me as an...
Guest Blog: Running out of time? Probably not

Guest Blog: Running out of time? Probably not

I ran my first half marathon back in March 2005.  At age 25, in the prime of my life allegedly, I was pretty pleased with the time of 1hr37mins. Fast forward 14 years to April 2019 and a very tired, very sore me is celebrating a new half marathon PB of 1hr11mins at...
The importance of Mental Health & what it means to us

The importance of Mental Health & what it means to us

As you may be aware, this Thursday (10 October) is World Mental Health Day (WMHD) 2019! The purpose of WMHD is to raise awareness of mental health issues and challenge the stigma surrounding this subject. A study from Health Assured showed that 62% of boardrooms...
Bank Feed changes- How to get ready!

Bank Feed changes- How to get ready!

Some of Xero’s bank feed connections will change to comply with the new requirements. Xero’s existing bank feeds with Barclays, as well as all UK and EU bank feeds set up using Yodlee, will no longer be available. Many of these will be replaced with new direct bank...
Guest Blog: Why Small Businesses Are Better Without Spreadsheets

Guest Blog: Why Small Businesses Are Better Without Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets are excellent for organising data, up until a certain point. They can offer you ways to save key statistics, reports and business information and to automatically calculate different figures. Many small businesses start off organising information using...