Webinar: managing your finances around a divorce

As we count down to the end to life in lockdown, divorce rates could spike. We review the financial considerations for those separating at each stage of the process in a 30 minute webinar with John Williams and Pippa Vick.
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Published 28 April
30 mins

With the pandemic having pushed couples to spend significant amounts of time together and the law for England and Wales changing in the autumn of 2021 to allow for no-fault divorces, many are predicting that the percentage of couples separating may spike.

However, the view that divorces are always ‘messy’ is just one of the myths perpetuated. Financial affairs can be very personal and the end of a partnership that may have lasted decades is painful, not least as the person initiating proceedings may already have mourned and moved on. However, there are key matters to consider at each stage of the divorce process, which can be beneficial to both parties, and may help provide a framework to keep discussions constructive.

John Williams, head of wealth planning, and Pippa Vick, paraplanner, discussed the impact of divorce on finances and the financial issues people may face before, during and after a divorce.

This webinar is the first of three webinars in our series focusing on divorce. You can catch up on our second webinar, Divorce: beyond financial and legal ramifications, and third webinar, Divorce, pre-nups and pandemics – recent legal changes and those coming soon, on demand on this website.

about the presenters

John Williams

John Williams

John heads up the wealth planning proposition for the international business. He works with clients and their families, in tandem with their professional advisers, to ensure they have a clear financial plan in place to achieve their financial objectives. Working in partnership with our teams of private bankers, he integrates the benefits of wealth planning alongside our broader wealth management and wealth structuring capabilities.


John has over 25 years of advisory and management experience, working for global organisations providing solutions to a wide variety of UK and international clients. He joined from Credit Suisse UK where he was head of wealth planning for five years. He has also held similar senior roles at Barclays and UBS.

Pippa Vick

Pippa Vick

Pippa is a paraplanner in the wealth planning team. Working closely with our head of wealth planning, her focus is to undertake reviews of each client’s situation and to develop a bespoke financial plan for them. She works in partnership with our private banking teams to ensure each client’s plan is kept up-to-date and on track with their individual needs.


Pippa is currently working towards chartered financial planner status with the Chartered Institute of Insurance. Prior to joining Nedbank Private Wealth, Pippa worked for an independent financial advisory firm.

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