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The History of Income Protection

Posted by / September 20, 2021

The history of income protection insurance in the UK Income protection – one of those ideas that seems so good you could be forgiven for thinking it’s been around since, well, paid work. So how, when, and where did income protection come from? For the answer to that, we need to travel back to the 18th century. The revolution will be industrialised In Britain, the idea of income protection was planted firmly during the country’s Industrial Revolution. The excellent engineering […]

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Is income protection right for you?

Posted by / August 9, 2021

Are you considering an income protection policy? For many people, the security and peace of mind it can give represents fantastic value for money. But there are some important matters to consider on getting a policy that helps protect your income. Let’s take a look at the ins and outs to help you answer the question: is income protection right for you? What is income protection? Income protection is designed to protect you financially if illness or injury leaves you […]

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Annual Charity Award 2021: The results are in!

Posted by / May 18, 2021

The premise of our Annual Charity Award is simple. We donate £1,000 each to four charities, as voted for by PG Mutual policyholders and the wider public. Here are the results from our inaugural event, with some comments from the winning charities. Why we launched the Annual Charity Award From mental health to food poverty, PG Mutual has always supported a wide range of charitable causes. But with so many invaluable charities out there, deciding who to donate to each […]

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Charities, trees and LEDs: how PG Mutual is caring for communities

Posted by / March 25, 2021

For some companies, corporate social responsibility is little more than a box-ticking exercise. For us here at PG Mutual, being socially and environmentally aware is stitched into our DNA. Here’s a short summary of some of the inspiring projects we are supporting and a digest of how we are reining in our environmental impact. Ready the fanfare, we’ve launched an Annual Charity Award From mental health to food poverty, PG Mutual has always aimed to support a broad range of […]

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6 ways to cut your carbon footprint at home – and save money

Posted by / November 12, 2020

Whether you are an eco-warrior or an eco-worrier – or both – working from home has become the norm. And that’s good news for your personal carbon footprint if you were driving or using public transport to schlep to your workplace. So let’s keep up the excellent work. Here are some simple ways to stay carbon-efficient at home. And remember: what’s good for Mother Nature tends to be good for your bank balance too. Win, win. 1. Eat less meat… […]

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Family Income – A fragile responsibility?

Posted by / October 14, 2020

Employed, self-employed, zero-hours, flexi-working, the world of work is changing. Even without the current uncertainties, it’s becoming almost expected that we may experience some form of break in our earnings potential during a career. This may be for various reasons such as planned caring responsibilities, or career-changing, or unplanned such as a cancelled contract or period of unemployment. Suppose it’s a planned career break, you’ll have had time to plan your finances and make adjustments, such as part-time working or […]

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13 tips for tackling procrastination

Posted by / October 5, 2020

Nothing quite compares to that feeling of inner turmoil and frustration caused by procrastination. It’s capable of rendering otherwise productive, intelligent and diligent professionals temporarily useless – and it happens to almost everyone. There’s no doubt that it’s a complex problem. But here are some quick, actionable measures that you can take right now to begin overcoming pesky procrastination. Accept it. Not to add to your to do list, but your first job is to accept that you are procrastinating. […]

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Why our ‘mutual’ status is good news for you!

Posted by / September 7, 2020

No external stakeholders gobbling up profits. A long history of putting customers and community first. Commitment to bringing more stability to public finances. Just three of the reasons we are proud to be one of 10,000 mutual societies in the UK. But what exactly is a mutual society? And what are the benefits of becoming a PG Mutual policyholder?   Let’s take a look. What is a mutual society?   A mutual society is a financial services organisation that’s owned by […]

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8 Tips for locking down your family budget

Posted by / May 27, 2020

If you’re living from payday to payday on the edge of your overdraft, it’s time to get budgeting. You don’t deserve the anxiety of peering at your account balance through closed fingers from behind the sofa. A family needs financial responsibility. So reach for your calculator and grab those bank statements. Just a small investment of time could make a big difference to your cash flow. Here are some tips for getting a family budget in place. 1. Fetch the […]

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Why you should create your will – sooner rather than later

Posted by / May 26, 2020

There’s an important question that many are reluctant to consider. But it’s important nonetheless. Here it comes: what do you want to happen after you die? After you pass away, everything you’ve worked for: your wealth, your property, your possessions — what happens to them?  If you’ve not written a will, then the truth is that this is entirely out of your hands. A death without a will can create a difficult situation, at a time that’s already very hard […]

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