Navigating the Storm

By Jessica Hodson Walker As Storm Ciara wreaks havoc across the UK and Europe, airlines across the Continent are in chaos. Writing this whilst sat in Geneva airport hoping that the next available flight to London (via Zurich) will take off, the stress and frustration of travellers is palpable.  Whilst some brands may be able to create positives from…

With the deadline for PPI claims in sight, what’s next for UK banks?

By Simone Fassom, Associate Partner It’s impossible not to have noticed that recently there has been a renewed energy around the PPI mis-selling scandal and claims for compensation. As the deadline of 29th August fast approaches, the City regulator is urging individuals to make that claim before the time runs out. According to the FCA,…

We need to talk about…Woodford

By Paul Wynne Partner, Newgate Communications Well, what we really need to talk about is how communication is handled in the circumstances that lead to crisis. As we are discovering, the flow of information is critical – between provider, its suppliers, the distributors and the regulator. Most importantly, the flow of information to investors so…

Mental Health Awareness Week

By Simone Fassom This week – 13-19th May – is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and designed to open up the conversation around mental health issues and help remove the stigma surrounding it. Mental health issues are a normal part of life.  We all have mental health…

Brexit: Looking for Leaders

The need for compromise and the danger of complacency by Dafydd Rees It’s a real pity that Theresa May and her Cabinet weren’t able to be in the audience for last week’s inaugural lecture in Newgate Communications’ Leadership Principle series. Professor Stefan Stern, author of the newly published book “How to be a Better Leader,”…

Brexit – A Very British Coup

Written by Dafydd Rees Politics has never shown itself to be more stubborn or sly, so why is business not more publicly concerned or the markets in meltdown? Could it be because we are all living in a state of collective denial about the momentous events taking place at Westminster. And there lies the danger….

What does 2019 have in store for the City?

A look ahead at 2019 by Newgate’s Gareth Jones and Henry Adefope. Introduction: A challenging year Will 2019 prove to be another challenging year for UK financial services? For those involved in banking, capital markets, asset management and insurance, the upcoming political and regulatory agenda suggests it will be. A year of potential disruption is…