Changing careers can be financially costly, however this section aims to provide tips and advice on how to tackle the financial side of your career development. Financial was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events.  The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.


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How to make the most of your hard-earned cash

Alison Pask has been working in financial services for 30 years and is an expert on financial education. Here she sets out her top tips to help you make the most of your money. Plan ahead – think about what you want in life I would say start by looking ahead. What does your financial...
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How to ask for a raise without coming off as “entitled” | Infographic

Asking for a raise can be a nerve-wracking experience, so much so, that some people wait for months or even years before asking for a raise they deserve.  But asking for a raise is a very normal part of having a job, and if you avoid doing it out of discomfort, you’re potentially giving up a...
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Financial advice for women looking to start a business

A 2017 Barclays study revealed that startups applying for funding would receive £1m less if there was at least one female founder. With this barrier in mind, it’s key that female entrepreneurs ensure they have the know-how to get the best start in their solo business career. Women looking to start a business should not...
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A financial guide to relocating in 2019

Planning a big move in 2019? If so, you’ll need to know about all the costs associated with relocating. To avoid running into any nasty surprises, we’ve asked Matt Stevens, Director of mortgage broker The Mortgage Genie, to break down the process of moving home and how much it will cost you. Whether you are...
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Getting your finances in shape for the New Year

December is drawing to a close, but it’s an expensive time of year. How did your finances fare in 2018 and what’s your financial forecast for 2019? It’s helpful to get a head-start when it comes to managing your money for the year ahead. Planning your budgets, goals and assessing the way you manage your...
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Rising up | When & how to ask for a pay rise

Despite asking for pay rises as often as men, women are less likely to receive a pay increase than their male counterparts, according to research carried out by Warwick Economics. Requesting a pay rise can be a difficult conversation, but approaching it in the right way is key to a successful outcome. Here, Claire Leigh,...
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Bridging the gender pay gap in the UK

The latest data by the Office for National Statistics has found that, while the gender gap in the UK has fallen to its lowest ever level at 8.6 per cent, the average woman in the workplace still earns 8.6 per cent less than the average man with the gap even wider for women aged over...
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Do you need financial advice?

Making financial decisions can be daunting. Even though I’ve worked in the finance sector for most of my life, I still worry about whether I’m making good choices, particularly with so much economic uncertainty. However, because I’ve worked in the sector, I do take advice when I’ve got a big decision to make. Whether that’s...
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