Monthly Archives: October 2019

Pensions need a “dashboard-ready” standard

Jo Cumbo has called out the “elephant in the room” as the data quality of the pension schemes that look after  our money , our data and our resources for security in retirement. If data is money them money is … Continue reading

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A genuine parliamentary “pensions debate” – something to be welcomed.

I have not had time to follow the parliamentary debate on the Pensions Bill but I’m grateful for Jo Cumbo’s tweets and will pick up on them. Firstly, it is good that we have a House of Lords with people … Continue reading

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Is Britain full up?

Reading the Office of National Statistics “National Population Projection“, I’d answer that question “no”. If anything it seems we are not growing as a population as fast as we’d expected. The UK’s population is projected to increase by 3 million … Continue reading

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For everyone’s sake – let’s sort pension savings incentives this budget.

    Diversity is about including and it’s so important to pensions that we now have a minister of pensions and financial inclusion. A big part of the minister’s job is to create diversity – including not just men and … Continue reading

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The wealthy fool and everyman are one combined

  There ought to be an extra class of vulnerable customer in the FCA’s definitions – “the wealthy fool”. We all know that a fool and his (and it generally is a his) money’s easily parted but we have the … Continue reading

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Boris and those letters – the legal facts.

Sometimes only a thread of tweets will do. Thanks to David Allen Green, who’s a legal correspondent to the FT and to Jo Cumbo- who promoted the tweets, I got it. Here’s the thread , click here for the man … Continue reading

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Learning how to buy pensions.

Mark Ormston who works for Retirement Line has written an excellent blog on linkedin. This is my version of his blog. Are people taking sub-optimal annuity decisions? The figures in the circles are  taken from the FCA Retirement income data report … Continue reading

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Those chants don’t seem so funny now – a depressing day for Yeovil fans.

Yesterday’s was the first Saturday afternoon I’ve spent at home since March. I had thought to go to Haringey to watch Yeovil against Haringey in the preliminary round of the FA Cup but thought against it as my son is … Continue reading

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Concerns about Pension Dashboard transparency (and how to calm them)

  “The Pensions Schemes Bill makes provision for Pensions Dashboards which will provide everyone with clear simple access to all of their pension information on one portal”. This quote, from Francis Goss, who is on the dashboard working group, tells … Continue reading

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That was the week (that was)

This week has seen a Pensions Bill make it into the Queen’s Speech, the Pensions Regulator’s Stakeholder Conference (Monday) , the Owen James Meeting of Minds (Tuesday) and the PLSA conference (Wednesday to Friday). And then there’s the minor political … Continue reading

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