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Sam Compton

Sam Compton

Director of Operations at Chetwood Financial & SmartSave
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Consumer Financial Health

How the high-inflation, high-interest environment has influenced UK savings habits

05 Jun 2023

Despite a promising drop in inflation according to the latest CPI statistics, the cost-of-living crisis is far from over for most Britons. The Bank of England continues to promise interest rate hikes, while food inflation and high energy bills are keeping essentials expensive.  Balancing a budget has become increasingly challenging due to the ris...


Exposing Financial Crime

Tackling financial fraud: How threats are changing throughout the global downturn

06 Apr 2023

Right now, households in the UK are facing some of the most challenging economic conditions in decades. Although economic forecasts have shown a touch of optimism in recent weeks, the economy is still reeling from the combined effects of the war in Ukraine and the pandemic. In particular, inflation has remained at elevated rates – contrary to the ...