Kat is the head of PR and savings and investment specialist at Nutmeg and has a passion for pensions, investing and all things financial literacy and financial independence. Having worked in the investment and wealth management industry for over a decade for institutional and consumer investment brands, as well as the consumer champion Which?, Kat has been recognised as one of the most influential women working in FinTech by Innovate Finance for the last two years.
Are women changing the way they think about investing?
8 March 2023|4 min
The last few years have certainly provided all of us with financial challenges and reasons to reconsider how we think about money. Whether it is job uncertainty created as a result of the pandemic or more recent speculation of a recession, spiralling inflation or the ongoing rising cost of living putting pressure on household income, financial stability has been brought into sharp focus. However, according to new insight from Nutmeg, one positive legacy is the significant shift in the attitudes and behaviours of women towards their money, and more importantly, their investments.
Should I put all my pensions together in one place?
20 October 2022|4 min
If you’ve had more than one job, then it is likely that you have more than one workplace pension. While it is possible to have more than one pension, putting your pensions together in one place can have some advantages for both you, and your family.
How long will it take you to get on the property ladder?
24 August 2022|5 min
We are a nation of homeowners – at least notionally we are. While the UK has traditionally had a love affair with property and home ownership – fostered by successive government initiatives from right to buy to help to buy – the reality is that for many getting a foot on the property ladder has never felt harder.
The accounts you need in your financial life
16 June 2022|4 min
From current accounts to savings or investing pots, it can be difficult to stay on top of the best place to keep your money. Some people will prefer to shop around and change their accounts regularly, while others may prefer to stick to one or two providers for the long-term. Which is right for you will likely come down to your personal circumstances, but here are some things to consider if you’re thinking about updating your accounts.
Why women are better investors
8 March 2022|4 min
When it comes to investing, there are plenty of cliches and old adages surrounding the so-called battle of the sexes. In the past, you may have seen headlines about women being too afraid to invest or too busy to invest, but is that really the case? And for the women who are investing – are they doing it better than their male counterparts?
Investment scams are on the rise, what you need to know
28 January 2022|4 min
Scams come in many different forms and unfortunately, they are getting ever more sophisticated. The tactics used by fraudsters will vary, but all are designed to cheat you out of your money and the financial uncertainty created by the pandemic has created an opportunity for scammers. Knowing how to spot a scam and what you can do if you are the target of one, can help you – and potentially many others – from falling victim.
Couch to £10k – an investment plan
15 October 2021|5 min
If you’re thinking about getting yourself into good financial shape, then there’s no better time to start than today. Whether you’re making the most of your existing tax allowances or setting yourself a new goal, here are some tips for getting financially fit.
What’s the right investment style for your pension?
1 July 2021|5 min
When it comes to investing for retirement, UK consumers now have more choice than they have had before. For most pension investors, gone are the days of being put into a provider’s default retirement fund and, other than receiving an annual statement through the post about their investments, never really giving their pension another thought. With the advent and adoption of digital wealth managers and online pension providers, consumers have greater choice and control – so, how do you know what the right approach is for your pension?
Should I use a Lifetime ISA or a pension?
5 February 2021|6 min
In April 2017, the government introduced a new type of Individual Savings Account (ISA): the Lifetime ISA. Designed to help people put money away for either their first home or retirement, the Lifetime ISA gave people more flexibility to save or invest for their future. But when it comes to pension planning, which is better: the Lifetime ISA or a pension?
Is it time to rethink cash gifts for children?
7 August 2020|4 min
Do you worry that gifting money to children will be seen as lazy or thoughtless? Have you ever wondered whether the money you spend on token gifts could be doing more for the children you care about? Despite past research¹ showing that many of us worry that gifting money to children risks being seen as lazy or thoughtless, our research shows that it has become more popular – and socially acceptable – due to lockdown. But might cash be gifted in a more efficient way? If it were invested, for example.