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Understand More, Fear Less

Marie Curie, the Polish-born physicist and chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity said: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” With what is going on in the world today; a global pandemic, the world’s […]

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Using Beacon at Murphy Wealth

By Adrian Murphy, CEO, Murphy Wealth.   The first time I heard about Be-IQ and their behavioural insights service was at a Nucleus Advisory Board meeting in 2019. Neil Bage from Be-IQ was a guest and was sharing Be-IQ’s vision of financial planners building behavioural insight into their business. He explained the benefits of doing […]

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12 Days of Biases

Over the last 12 days, Be-IQ have been posting images on social media highlighting specific behavioural biases. All of the behavioural biases covered, some common and well known, some are less well known, are highly relevant in the current climate of uncertainty. The feedback has been incredible, with numerous requests from Financial Advisers, and some […]

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The new normal (Guest Blog)

This is a guest blog by Roger Portnoy. If there is one clear message that is emerging from Covid-19 that advisers should recognise, it is that the world that we will see tomorrow, will be shaped by a new set of unexpected and probably for most, unexplored conditions. Of course, this is not that “radical” […]

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Who Are You… Really?

It shouldn’t surprise you that there are currently 3.5 billion results on Google for the word “Coronavirus”. It has to be the most talked about subject on the planet at the moment… for the right reasons, but also for some wrong reasons. I won’t go into the details here on the global response to the […]

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The Foundations of Behavioural Coaching

In mid-2019, Be-IQ became the first company in the UK to lift the theory of behavioural coaching off the pages of the academic literature and put it firmly in the hands of financial planners in the shape of a ten-part Behavioural Coaching training course. The idea behind the launch of Be-IQ’s Foundations of Behavioural Coaching […]

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DB transfer and Contingent Charges = Behavioural Risk

Message FROM the FCA: Contingent Charges = Behavioural Risk Message TO the FCA: By the way… so does Pension Freedom Definition of Contingent = “depending on something else in the future in order to happen” Dear Advisor: The FCA wants you to say “No” to DB transfers. Whether it is 6/7, or 9/10, a client walks in the room, excited about the possibility […]

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When it’s more than just your face!

Whilst looking online this morning, I noticed that the ageing app FaceApp is doing the rounds again. It’s trending worldwide on Twitter, with (I am guessing here) thousands of pictures created via the service and shared via social media At the time of writing, Twitter is showing two fun, easy-to-distract-people trends: #WorldEmojiDay and, of course, […]

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Running with a blindfold on!

Picture this. Your best friend is stood at the start of an obstacle course. It’s a long, complex course… and between them and the finish line, lie a multitude of obstacles that they must carefully: negotiate; climb over; crawl under; and cross using ropes and ladders. Not only is the course going to be a […]

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Where the magic happens

Last week at a Financial Planner conference, I was sharing with one of the delegates, details around the imminent launch of Be-IQ’s Behaviour Coaching training course; 10 live webinar events where we cover the aspects needed for financial planners to deliver behavioural coaching within their business. The conversation was a real moment of confirmation bias […]

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