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Interview with Tom Higham – Hargreaves Lansdown - The Savings Guru Podcast

Season 1, Ep. 12

Show Notes

In the twelfth episode of the Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Tom Higham, Head of Business Development at Hargreaves Lansdown, about HL’s history, their plans for the future, and why people should choose active savings platforms.

00:00 Why Hargreaves Lansdown got into cash savings

02:48 Tom’s background

06:20 Why people should choose active savings

08:57 How big is Hargreaves Lansdown?

10:37 Why do savings platforms still account for such a small part of the market?

15:30 Will others follow Octopus out of the market?

18:17 What are HL’s plans for the next few years?

20:42 How do new entrants impact on savings marketplaces?

22:30 What changes will we see in the market in the coming years?

26:30 What would Tom do if he were Chancellor of the Exchequer for a day?

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