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Twitter tattle: What the financial world is tweeting about

Rain storms, Nick Clegg and auto-enrolment. These are just three things people were talking this week

By Geordie Clarke | Published Sep 27, 2012 | comments

What were people talking about this week on Twitter? Our round-up gives you a glimpse of a few hot topics.

With the auto-enrolment deadline looming, it has remained a hot topic among IFAs.

@RabShieldsIFA Saw a client last night who told me her employer said they didn’t have to comply with auto enrolment #andtheyweresolicitors

‏@rosaltmann If Gov wants to help young ppl buy a home, why not use #auto-enrolment to help them save for house deposit, not just pension!

@PensionsGuru Why am I worried about the green paper on the flat-rate BSP? It’s like Kryptonite for the new Auto-Enrolment reforms, that’s why.

In the past two weeks Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has been in the news for his lampooned apology video, his suggestion pensions could be used to secure property for young people and his party convention in Brighton. Here is what people said about him.

@TheParaplanner Nick Clegg’s ‘sorry’ song entered the charts at 143. That really is adding insult to injury.

@martin_dodd Nick Clegg. Been thinking about your pension for property idea today. I have 25 years pensions experience and your idea is ridiculous

@PensionsMonkey Let’s cut to the chase; does anyone other than Nick Clegg think using parents’ pensions to fund children’s houses is a good idea?

@pensionlawyeruk Pensions to guarantee mortgages? Clegg really doesn’t understand it does he? BAD IDEA!!

@dontdelay Oh No I think I’m becoming Nick Clegg, white shirt and red tie is my go-to outfit when I’m pretending to be serious. Both copied @barackobama

Finally, record rainfall was recorded in much of the UK this past week. Here’s an exchange between two Twitter users.

‏@scotprovsaysno PPI company just advertised on the Radio about claiming back money from bad financial investments.

@MasonsFinancial @scotprovsaysno ...I’ve heard the next big thing suing the met office for the wet summer...

‏@scotprovsaysno @MasonsFinancial I would laugh if the weather was not so crap. I blame that dam water board who said we need loads of rain to clear drought!

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