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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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Team Cowens Gets ‘Pretty Muddy’ In Aid of Cancer Research

A huge congratulations to our amazing ‘Team Cowens’ who took on the 5k Pretty Muddy challenge on Saturday 29th June in aid of Cancer Research.   Amy, Emma, Jayne, Emma, Lisa, Nicola, Philippa and Rebecca


Insurance Team Get Set to use Pedal Power For Fundraising Challenge

Three employees from leading insurance broker, Cowens, are planning a gruelling 270km cycle challenge around the Main Orkney Island in aid of East Midlands fundraising group, Big C Little C. Kevin Gee, Chris Bown and


Cowens Jargon Buster- For home, car and travel

We know insurance can appear confusing; a minefield of terms and conditions, full of unfamiliar language. Whether you’re buying a policy for the first time or checking over one you already have in place, it


Keeping Your Forklift Operations Safe

Top Tips from Cowens Risk Solutions According to latest research from RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences), around 1,300 workers are seriously injured every year following accidents that involve forklift trucks; that’s around


Team Cowens: Orkney Charity Cycling Challenge 2019

Day 1:After a bumpy start (almost missing their flight!) Chris, Kev and Dave embarked on the journey to the Orkney Islands, pumped and ready to take on their 500km cycling challenge. After weeks of training,


How to Protect Your Holiday from Company Collapse: The Thomas Cook Fall Out

After the shock collapse of travel giant Thomas Cook, 150,000 holiday makers found themselves stranded abroad, with over a million more left with disrupted travel plans. All holidays and flights were cancelled on the spot


15 trick-or-treating safety tips to ensure a happy and healthy Halloween

Before your little ghosts and goblins head out for Halloween, read these important safety tips. Halloween is beyond exciting for children—they get to stay up late, dress up and gorge on sweets. They’re hyper, distracted


Cowens Financial Planning Earns Place in Prestigious NMA Top 100

Cowens Financial Planning Earns Place in Prestigious NMA Top 100 Cowens Financial Planning, part of Cowens Group, has been recognised in the New Model Adviser Top 100 financial planning firms in the UK. The NMA


Knowing Your Limits: Driving Advice for Employers This Party Season

The decorations are going up and festive parties are in full swing, as employers across the country put on well-earned Christmas celebrations for their staff. But with all the festivities comes more alcoholic consumption than


Cowens Inspires Next Generation with Team Expansion

East Midlands based insurance broker and financial planner, Cowens Group, has strengthened its team of insurance experts by taking on eight new members of staff in the past six months who are all under the


Festive Gift Valuation is Worth Its Weight in Gold

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and many people are looking for the perfect gift to wow a loved one. But with all of the excitement of choosing the perfect sparkly


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