Tamsin Constable

What is ‘Finglish’ in plain English?

Keeping up the plain English pressure on financial folk, here’s a new word for you: ‘Finglish’ is the jargon-riddled English that financial folk speak. And it makes the rest of us break into a frustrated sweat. Finance people all too often talk in a way that tries to impress, rather than communicate.

A survey by Invesco of 800 investors looked at which finance words and techniques work best, and which don’t. The results (unlike Finglish) are clear as a bell. People absolutely loathe technical language.

So if you want a simple way to make your clients happier, speak in plain English. Please dump the Finglish (a phrase, in this instance, well-‘coined’.)

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