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Women and investing

Time for women to save and invest with confidence

Important information - This information and our webinars are not personal advice. If you need advice or are unsure if an investment is right for you, please seek advice.

On average, women have OVER £100,000 LESS THAN MEN in their pension pots when they retire

Women face a unique set of challenges. On average, a woman working full time in the UK earns 8.9% less than a man.

Women are also more likely to work part-time than men, which partly reflects women’s greater likelihood of taking time off to raise children or leaving the workforce to care for other members of the family. When you take this into account, the gender pay gap increases to a shocking 17.3%.

When you add these factors up over time, women can come up significantly short when compared to their male counterparts – which can really affect their financial security and confidence in retirement.

On average, women have OVER £100,000 LESS THAN MEN in their pension pots when they retire

Women and investing s

We’re running two webinars on 29 and 30 April to discuss the issues women face and help them to save and invest with confidence.

More details below

Women and investing webinars

We’re running two webinars on 29 and 30 April to discuss the issues women face and help them to save and invest with confidence.

More details below

It’s not all doom and gloom

Although women’s wealth falls far behind mens, women have actually been better at investing their money according to our most recent research.

In fact, a survey from Warwick Business School found in a study over a 3-year period in 2018 that women investors not only outperformed the FTSE-100, but they also outshone men’s average returns by 1.8%.

61% of women would RATHER TALK ABOUT THEIR OWN DEATH than money

So what’s the problem?

Despite women being better investors, over half of women say they have never even held an investment product – compared with a third of men.

In another study, women were twice as likely to feel uncomfortable choosing financial products and services compared with men. And when asked, over three quarters of women say a lack of knowledge is stopping them from investing.

At HL, we want to help women find the confidence to manage their finances and the assurance that they can reach their goals.

61% of women would RATHER TALK ABOUT THEIR OWN DEATH than money
Choose a webinar

We’re running two webinars in April to help women feel more confident about their finances and investing. Depending on where you are in your life, you might want to attend our “saving for the future” event, or “confidence in retirement”.


Women and investing: saving for the future

Still saving for the future and want to be confident in reaching your goals?

We’ll be covering:

  • Saving
  • Saving for children
  • Career breaks
  • Pension contributions
  • Closing the wealth gap


When?

29 April 2020 - 7pm - 8pm

Remember these webinars are not personal advice. If you would like personal advice to suit your circumstances, we can put you in touch with a financial adviser.

Book your place


Women and investing: confidence in retirement

Approaching or in retirement and want to be confident in your plans? This webinar is for you.

We’ll be covering:

  • Estate planning
  • Budgeting
  • Choosing investments for income
  • Building confidence
  • Retirement planning


When?

30 April 2020 - 7pm - 8pm

Remember these webinars are not personal advice. If you would like personal advice to suit your circumstances, we can put you in touch with a financial adviser.

Book your place

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