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30 Jul 2014 Employers Must Appeal to the Needs of ‘Savers,’ Not ‘Investors’ to Boost Retirement Readiness, Finds »

Employers Must Appeal to the Needs of ‘Savers,’ Not ‘Investors’ to Boost Retirement Readiness, Finds

A new transatlantic defined contribution (DC) survey from State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), has found that retirement confidence remains alarmingly low among DC plan participants polled in the US, UK and Ireland.  SSgA’s most recent survey,* conducted with more than 2,000 plan participants, gives global insights into the unique needs of participants in different countries. It also gives single-country plans actionable information about country specific participant concerns. The findings indicate that just 31 percent of US participants, 26 percent of UK participants and 17 percent of Ireland participants feel confident that...

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30 Jul 2014 76% of consumers are satisfied with the convenience offered, but eight in ten want greater variety »

76% of consumers are satisfied with the convenience offered, but eight in ten want greater variety

New research, published by Deloitte, focusing on the key opportunities and challenges facing consumer business organisations operating on the high street has found that eight in ten consumers want more variety of stores on the high street. 76% of consumers are satisfied with the convenience offered by the high street while a smaller number, 60%, are satisfied with the choice and selection of stores. 72% of respondents are satisfied with the safety of the high street.  The three areas consumers highlighted they were most dissatisfied with included parking facilities – as identified by 49% of respondents, followed by access to free internet services...

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