Category Archives: age wage

No need to lock-down innovation

  Brent Hoberman calls for help for Britain’s start-ups;  in the FT he comments with regards to tech start-ups. Britain leads Europe on almost every measure, more than £10bn was invested in UK tech last year and the sector employs … Continue reading

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Our start-ups aren’t getting much help

It’s tough running AgeWage right now. We are a  Pentech considering a term-sheet for future funding , our development depends on new investment and our customers are waiting on our development. At a time like this , it’s easy for … Continue reading

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“Advice for Middle Britain” – keeping the cost down.

I’ve recently published a blog called “Advice for Middle Britain” which argues for a more honest approach to the promotion of dependent advice. It sets out a trade-off between the purity of fee-based advice and what people can afford. Most … Continue reading

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The E , S and G of this pandemic.

This blog calls on us all to be kind to each other  I believe that the way individuals and businesses behave to each other during the coming months will make a material difference to our day to day lives. But … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t pensions “stay at home”?

Should we stop transfers for the next 6 months?   Yields are down, markets are down, has there ever been such a time to transfer your pension rights? That’s what many people may be thinking and if you were a … Continue reading

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Holding the thin blue line on pensions

1. The immediate threat of fraud The policing of pensions is a precarious business and the “thin blue line” is figurative. The police are reluctant , for good reason, to busy themselves in the complexities of criminal maladministration , prosecutions … Continue reading

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Mothball or keep going?

Many small businesses are faced with a stark choice. Should they go into lockdown and effectively mothball what they have – for later reuse? Or should they move on and find a way to deliver some or all of their … Continue reading

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Can MaPS be our national wealth service?

There were two very good comments on my blog on MAPS’ recent webinar. My thrust was that MAPS is not behaving as it should and that it should be acting as the financial arm of our NHS – with acute … Continue reading

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Is MaPS creating a UK Financial Wellbeing Movement?

At this time of crisis , we need to be deploying our resources to meet the immediate needs of our customers and MaPS should be no different Continue reading

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The state of USS is the state of us.

In normal times, USS reporting itself to the Pensions Regulator for being under-funded would be considered a major news story. But what Jo Cumbo reported as happening  yesterday is not headline news, it is a sideshow to what is being … Continue reading

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