Two-thirds (67%) of employees in the financial services sector still expect to receive a bonus in the 2011/12 round compared to 88% last year, according to research by Morgan McKinley.
The Bonus expectations survey found that 14% think their bonus will be higher than last year, while 32% expect it to be lower, and 45% predict it will be the same.
Over 85% of respondents anticipate that bonus payments will be up to 30% of base salaries, including 45% who predict their bonus will be no more than 10% of their base salary.
Andrew Evans, chief operations officer at Morgan McKinley Financial Services, said: “Our recent survey shows a considerable change in expectations from financial services professionals regarding their bonus payments for 2011/12.
“As bonuses are directly correlated with the performance of financial institutions, these findings are in line with expectations.”
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