Monthly Archives: April 2019

Why Government’s obsessed by Value for Money in financial services.

Value for Money underpins financial services regulation in the UK One of the things that Brexit has thrown up is the importance to the British economy of financial services. We don’t just manage our own financial affairs, we manage the … Continue reading

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Yeovil True!

  It was a sad weekend for Yeovil Town fans as their cherished club tumbled out of the Football League after 16 years. I nearly wrote “glorious” but withdrew the adjective, many of them were anything but. We now face … Continue reading

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“Your retirement salary” – the pension best seller.

How to use your lifetime of pension savings to pay yourself an income in your retirement   Richard Dyson & Richard Evans, the Daily Telegraph’s senior personal finance journalists, have written a book. I like the title “Your retirement salary” … Continue reading

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What’s normal?

When we allow money to be taken out of our salaries , we don’t really know what to expect. That’s why the FCA want the independent governance committees that oversee workplace pension providers, to tell us what value for money … Continue reading

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“In an advised world – do workplace pensions need trustees”.

The quote is taken from a recent interview of Steve Webb of Royal London. It is a critical question which deserves an answer. The Workplace Pension Governance landscape (is changing) Something very odd is happening in DC Governance, something that … Continue reading

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Who’s ever heard of “worst friends”?

  I’ve been considering the question of “friends” on Facebook. I have been getting a lot of friend requests lately and suspect that the algorithm is putting my mug in front of people as someone who they should be connected … Continue reading

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Port Talbot steelworks – our Notre Dame

I was woken this morning by radio news of an explosion in the Port Talbot works. My heart sank as my mind turned to people I have met and the livelihoods that depend on these works ‘The tremor shook the … Continue reading

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Pitching to the world outside the bubble. How AgeWage is faring!

  Last night  I pitched to over 150 investors in the TechSpace in Luke Road, Shoreditch. The room was packed and the quality of pitching was high. We were up against a firm taking on the hegemony of Heinz Tomato … Continue reading

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We are not saving enough – official.

  What this chart from the FT shows is that UK Companies and Households are spending more than they are saving. They join our Government in this. We are not like the rest of the world that saves more than … Continue reading

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The Bitcoin scam – that’s on your feeds today.

  Take a look at this link, It purports to be the Mirror telling people they can make £1,000 a day trading bitcoin on an automated platform. All you have to do is feed in £190 and away you go. … Continue reading

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