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01/10/18

Pension Mistakes

Seven Easy Mistakes to Make with your Pension 80 is the new 70, 70 is the new 60 - that’s right, we’re all living longer, healthier lives. And with over 32.9 million people saving through

01/10/18

Drawdown Report

Considering Drawdown – Understanding the Benefits AND the Risks What is income drawdown? Income drawdown allows you to receive a pension income while allowing your pension pot to continue growing. This is a method that

01/10/18

Retirement Tips

How to Plan for Your Retirement Effectively There’s so much to look forward to as retirement nears - escaping the 9-5, travelling with no time constraints, more time to spend with loved ones and the

01/10/18

Pension Top Tips

Taking the Time to Think About Your Financial Future – Top Tips for Pension Planning Did you know that on average, retirement is set to last at least two decades? We’re living longer, which is

01/10/18

FCA Pensions Freedoms

FCA and Freedom Failures – Making the Reforms Work For All Since the government announced pension freedoms back in 2014, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has faced the challenge of making the ambitious reforms work

19/10/18

Restructure and Rebrand for Cowens

We are delighted to announce that we are restructuring to become unified under one brand. Cowens Survival Capability and Chartered Financial Planners will now come under the umbrella of Cowens Group, with a new management

Kevin Gee
22/10/18

Kevin Celebrates 34 Years at Cowens

Kev came to Cowens for an interview aged just 17, when at the time he was working with his father as a Builder during the school holidays at Pleasley sewage works. He could never have

29/10/18

The Value of Employee Benefits

Insure your future today, ensure your future tomorrow   There seems to be an ever-growing list of risks to our future financial security – with the NHS under strain, life expectancy ever increasing, pension funds

12/11/18

Cyber Crime- Are you protected?

You may well have been following the Morrisons Supermarket case which involves a disgruntled ex- employee stealing sensitive data about the company’s employees and publishing it on the internet. In law, Morrisons have been found

22/11/18

New Sentencing Guidelines Call for Action on Workplace Health & Safety Procedures

After tougher sentencing guidelines for gross negligence manslaughter were introduced on November 1st, the message for businesses is clear; sit up and take note of the risks within your business and put effective solutions in

03/12/18

Driving in Winter Weather: Cowens’ Essential Guide

After the infamous ‘Beast from the East’ hit the UK last year, it appears that winter weather is getting increasingly extreme, with even more harsh conditions predicted for the months ahead. The snow storms back

06/12/18

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Cowens Brexit Brief

Following the outcome of the UK’s referendum on European Union membership, businesses are now faced with the task of assessing any potential implications that the vote to leave may have on their operations going forwards.

10/12/18

Identifying the differences between stress and pressure is the key to a happy & healthy workforce.

According to research from the HSE, stress now accounts for nearly 40% of all work-related illness. It’s a subject which has been somewhat taboo up until recent years and is thankfully something people are slowly

17/12/18

Not Declaring New Gifts Could Put Them at Risk This Christmas.

With Christmas around the corner, we are highlighting that many people are unaware of the value limit placed on their most precious belongings by insurers, meaning they could lose out on thousands if they are

11/01/19

Celebrating Our Staff: Cowens’ Longest Standing Employee Shares Her Experiences

As we celebrate our long-standing staff members and their journeys with us here at Cowens, this month we hear from Lisa Kessler – who joined the business in 1984 and is our longest serving employee.

28/01/19

Get Your Adverse Weather Policy in Check

As the days draw in and the temperatures continue to plummet, it’s important to let your employees know where they stand when snow and ice hits over the coming months.   Although there is no

31/01/19

Cowens Group Awarded Investors in People Silver Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that Cowens Group has been awarded the silver standard by Investors in People.   This accreditation is one of the most well-acknowledged and highly rated awards for team development in

01/03/19

The Importance of An Expert Eye

The boom in price comparison sites and ‘click to buy’ policies has made home insurance easier and more affordable than ever in recent years. But with this rise in online policies comes an increased risk.

12/03/19

Driving Someone Else’s Car Could Land You in Hot Water

Drivers have regularly hopped in and out of each other’s cars for convenience, assuming their own insurance covers them for every eventuality. The reality is that over recent years it has been found that most

15/03/19

Driving in the EU After Brexit Essential travel advice from Cowens: Have you got your Green Card?

As uncertainty surrounding the UK leaving the EU continues to fill the headlines, the impact of a no-deal Brexit is bound to cause worry and confusion for many people with upcoming travel plans. Whether you’re

22/03/19

Insuring Your Future to Ensure Business Success: Top Tips for Entrepreneurs

  The East Midlands has just been named as the second-best place to start a business in the UK, reflecting the boom in entrepreneurship in the region over recent years. But with all of the

01/04/19

Cowens Grows Senior Team as Business Expands

Following a period of rapid business growth, we’re proud to have appointed yet another Senior Account Handler. Michael Cooper is the third new Account Handler to join our Mansfield headquarters in just four months and

05/04/19

Cowens Group Announces Partnership with East Midlands Charity

We are delighted to announce that we will be working with Big C Little C as our charity partner of the year. The East Midlands charity was founded in September 2018 by two of the

18/04/19

Life Sciences and Tech Companies Must Remain Compliant to Sustain Industry Growth

The UK’s Life Sciences sector is booming. As the government continues to plough more money into healthcare by securing two sector deals to invest in the industry in just two years, recent stats show that

15/05/19

Planning a Dream Holiday? Don’t Lose Out to Hidden Home Insurance Restrictions

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, our minds start to turn to those summer holidays most of us have coming up in the next few months. For some, those holidays could

17/05/19

Cowens Financial Architects Going for Growth with New Appointment

We are delighted to have further strengthened our team with a third new appointment to our Financial Architects team within six months.   Joe Cormack joins us in Mansfield as Project Manager and brings five

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Having been advised by Cowens for over 20 years, I have been delighted with the service and care provided by the whole team.  

MR W., MANAGING DIRECTOR, SPORTS EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTOR

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