Tag Archives: Gregg McClymont

Clarity needed on NEST’s finances


  The Pension Regulator has announced it intends to introduce a Directory of workplace pensions. The criteria for inclusion will be that the workplace pension must meet the Quality Standards being introduced from 2015 and that the workplace will be universally … Continue reading

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The time to clean up drawdon’s NOW!


We owe it to ourselves as Pension Professionals to make sure that we treat our customers fairly. Over the past three years we have seen a move to restore confidence in pensions, the RDR, auto-enrolment and the pension freedoms introduced … Continue reading

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Labour’s drawdown cap – right idea- wrong execution


Labour is calling for a cap on drawdown charges from April 2015. It is easy to see why. Currently there is a false market for drawdown with many customers paying as much as 4% pa for the management of their … Continue reading

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“Annuities George, what took you so long?”


We have failed 1.5m annuitants- what took us so long? Continue reading

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The politics of pensions – how the landscape has changed since 2010.


Let us hope that the head of steam that has been built up since 2010 can be maintained.
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“We don’t know what we’re doing”!


To the average fan it is not the fans or player or clubs that bring the game into disrepute it is the referee – hence the chants the politest of which is “you don’t know what you’re doing”. But it’s never that simple. What … Continue reading

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What a charge cap would mean for insurers


the Embedded Value write offs if the cap comes in at 0.5% will be in the £bns Continue reading

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“Fit lean pension machines” – an uncomfortable prospect?


We move into day two of auto-enrolment with all to play for on a pitch increasingly likely to take spin Continue reading

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So what’s new in pension reform?


This is a round-up of the current issues buzzing around pensions; we’ll be producing plenty of these bulletins from http://www.pensionplaypen.com so do sign up to its email to get them. Auto-enrolment is underway; but even as staging commences, new pension … Continue reading

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Into the heart of darkness – ooops Midlothian!


Let’s hope he gets a great turnout and that we have as lively a debate as ever Continue reading

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