Category Archives: pensions

Rory throws a shape- the Road to Dubai ends here!


  Bored with the sound of the Dubai ocean beach club we took a taxi to the golf – this is what we found. Our highlight? Standing next to Shane Lowry when he got his hole in one at the 13th. … Continue reading

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What we think about the Pension Regulator’s Proposal to publish a workplace pension Directory


Pension PlayPen’s response to the Pension Regulator’s Consultation Document Helping small and micro employers identify a pension scheme for automatic enrolment Why Pension Play Pen is engaging with the Pensions Regulator The Pension PlayPen runs http://www.pensionplaypen.com for employers and their … Continue reading

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Disclosing costs – we are almost there!


The Financial Services Consumer Panel have issued a damning condemnation on the £5tr British Funds Industry for failing to tell people what they are paying for and how much they are paying when they invest their money in British Funds. … Continue reading

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So what’s the point of the DC trustee?


  It’s the first rule of trusteeship- if you can’t measure it – don’t trust it. It’s the right of anyone who has their own pension pot to know how much they are paying for the management of their money. … Continue reading

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Cass calls on fund managers to be paid on results.


    Dr Nick Motson of Cass Business School has issued another broadside at the funds industry who have been dilatory at best in responding to consumer pressure to better align its fees to the value it brings to consumers. … Continue reading

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There’s no silver bullet, to beat the DC blues!


There is no silver bullet The way that investment consultants talk about DC, you’d still think there is some silver bullet waiting to be loaded into the gun, to shoot away the DC blues. The DC blues cannot be cured … Continue reading

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The fine line between “patronising” and “paternal”.


Last week Tom Mcphail (Hargreaves Lansdown) had a go at Teresa Fritz (financial Services Consumer Council and MAS) about the need for advice. You’d expect the two to clash, FSCS and MAS are not much loved by advisers who see it as an incompetent … Continue reading

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BRITAIN’S BIGGEST TABOOS: 20 MILLION PEOPLE STRESSED ABOUT FINANCES, YET TALKING ABOUT MONEY REMAINS OFF LIMITS


I don’t normally do press releases on here, I will make an exception here. People are embarrassed about money – when it’s their money they are talking about. The taboos about debt, wealth and financial planning are real and we need … Continue reading

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Why not have a goal? It need not be set in stone.


   The majority of the population finds financial and investment matters to be confusing, at best, and intimidating.  Recent legislative changes, particularly those related to freedom and choice at retirement, have increased the level of intimidation to such an extent … Continue reading

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“Living longer? -Epic. Needing to pay for it? -Challenging”. Vivi Friedgut on long-term saving.


Have fun when you’re young, enjoy yourself, you only live once and the future will take care of yourself. Ever been given that advice? Nice sound-bites but only really applicable to those fortunate enough to have a large financial safety … Continue reading

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