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Tax rule changes cause cash ISA savings to fall by a third

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The taxman charts a £20bn dip in Cash ISA saving in the last financial year, with stocks and shares ISAs now ruling the roost. Official figures from the taxman show there were 1.6 million fewer accounts taken out in the last financial year - falling to 8.5 million. The biggest fall was reserved for the amount saved - dropping by £19.5bn in 2016/17 to £39.2bn. Financial analysts blamed the introduction of the personal savings allowance last year, which allows basic rate taxpa

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AUG

TOP tips - how to write a perfect CV!

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Writing a good CV can be one of the toughest challenges of job hunting. Most employers spend just a few seconds scanning each CV before sticking it in the 'Yes' or 'No' pile. Harsh. Employers receive an average of 60 applicants for every advertisement for a low-skilled job, and 20 for every skilled job. See below some top tips on how to make your CV stand out from the crowd! Personal satement Your personal statement is one of the most important aspects of your CV. It’s

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AUG

Looking for a new career challenge?

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Changing careers offers a great opportunity to better your professional life, but it can be a big move and you need to make sure you are not making a decision on a whim. Simply moving for more money may not deliver the extra job satisfaction you are looking for. You need to think about your transferable skills and capabilities, and decide whether you want to utilise these or go off and learn something new from scratch. If so, it may be necessary to go back into training first while you continue

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JUL

Corporate Actions Vacancies

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There has been a significant increase in the amount of Corporate Actions vacancies on the market recently, to join top tier investment banks based in the city.  If you are looking for a new carer challenge or to further your career within the Corporate Actions market please contact Dave Hassett on 0207 626 6065 or dhassett@cerfinancial.co.uk

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JUN

One year on from Brexit vote: business's winners and losers

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It’s been a poor year for the pound, savers and UK-focused retailers but firms with sizeable foreign earnings have prospered! Britain’s consumers and UK-focused firms are among the biggest losers one year on from the shock Brexit vote that drove the value of the pound to its lowest level in more than 30 years. On the first anniversary of the EU referendum, financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown said clear winners and losers have emerged, with the pound taking the biggest hi

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MAY

Donation - Wheels for Change 2017

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cer Financial are happy to say we have donated £100 to the Wheels for Change charity.  Wheels for Change is an annual charity fundraising cycling challenge, led by Barclays colleagues. They will be raising money for The Prince’s Trust; The Prince’s Trust helps young people to develop key skills, confidence and motivation to move into employment, education or training through programmes that provide practical and financial support. The Prince’s Trust encoura

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MAY

Can you tell if your business is growing in the right direction?

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As a business leader, it can be difficult to tell if the business is growing from its core, or if it’s being influenced by its environment.Many will be familiar with the temptation to grab hold of any opportunity which comes your way instead of being strategic in ensuring your business is growing. This can lead to a mass dissemination of energy and resources and losing sight of outlined objectives.So what steps can leaders take to ensure they can keep control when the business is growing,

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MAY

Hiring Plans

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The hiring plans of the finance sector is the primary reason London has seen a 17 per cent month-on-month increase in available jobs, a Morgan McKinley Financial Services report explained.It’s an indication that interest in the UK remains – and that companies are done reading tea leaves to see what lies ahead, as was made evident by recent hiring plans. In its latest London Employment Monitor, Morgan McKinley Financial Services explained London companies were moving forwards wit

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MAY

Why choose cer Financial?

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We have a dedicated team of technically trained consultants who recruit for Investment Banking, Fund Management, Hedge Funds, Broking and Corporate Trading floor operations and finance recruitment. Our mission is to exceed the expectations of clients and candidates based on honesty, quality, efficiency, innovative ideas and a true specialist recruitment experience. cer Financial have become one of the premier recruiters in our field. Our constant dedication to becoming the best financi

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MAY

8 things to never to say in a job interview!

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When you're searching for a job, landing an interview can feel like a huge success -- and it is, but for most open positions, the interview is only one step in a long hiring process. For some jobs, dozens of people may be interviewed, and the competition will be fierce. Don't take yourself out of the competition by saying one of these job-interview killers: 1. What sort of perks do you offer? Save talking about benefits and perks for the negotiation stage,after you've gotte

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