Getting use to managing pensions ourselves

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The ideas of personal financial empowerment and independent financial advice grew up hand in hand. But they are mutually exclsusive concepts and ill-matched bedfellows.

Now that we have the means to do it ourselves, we need to be allowed to. But the financial services industry is still stuck in a pre RDR time-warp and cannot properly accomadate self-service. Financial services companies may recognise that the RDR has happened but if you are a consumer, you might not have guessed it.

These observations come after a day spent with large insurers in Edinburgh, you know the ones, we saw 3 in 4 so as long as I dont mention any by name, none can claim I am talking about them!

About henry tapper

Founder of the Pension PlayPen,, partner of Stella, father of Olly . I am the Pension Plowman
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