Category Archives: Blogging

IFAs must explore other advisory models to survive and prosper.

Martin Bamford is precisely the spokesperson financial advisers need. He bridges the gap between the worlds people like me and Clive Waller grew up in, a world where “get rich quick” was the primary driver, to a different one, one … 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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Scary news day!

Scary news day! Yesterday (Weds 24th) saw the arrival of Boris Blimp in his West End townhouse and the announcement that nothing much has changed at the top of the DWP- except the SOS’ brief – which now includes equality … Continue reading

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Announcing the AgeWage terminal bonus!

  6 weeks ago I returned from holiday and launched the AgeWage crowdfunding campaign. We have £25,000 committed from one investor. We set ourselves a target to raise a further £175,000 from the crowd. Today our funding stands at £305,600 … Continue reading

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“Patient Capital incubators” wanted. Our workplace pensions fingered!

The DWP and its pension minister Guy Opperman have taken the opportunity of a speech at the TUC conference to launch an unexpected and wide-ranging consultation on DC investments- where the money of “a couple of hundred short of 10m … Continue reading

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Re-deploying our pension winners!

Webb for Regulator? This rumour has sparked a twitter storm among those who think Steve Webb is conflicted in potentially exercising the powers of the Pensions Regulator on policies he initiated as pensions minister. Exclusive: Sir Steve Webb, the former … Continue reading

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Whitbread – you must pay up on the Government’s pension promise

This blog calls on Whitbread to pay the incentive outstanding to many of their staff before the sale of Costa to Coca Cola. If Whitbread refuses to do so, the Pensions Regulator should block the sale. If Whitbread wants to … Continue reading

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Why pensions must bank on change! We need Open Pensions not a data monopoly.

Bounding on stage like he’d just won the 3.15 at Hexham, Guy Opperman exclaimed The occasion – a Prospect discussion called “Banking on Change; the discussion “what open banking could mean for you”. On an evening where BREXIT was whistling … Continue reading

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The wheels of the law turn (too) slowly

@henryhtapper @NJM71 @mk14steve @RedCircleFP @RAF_IFA Back in Jan ’18, 4 pension scammers were ordered to pay back millions they stole from hundreds of victims. And now 9 months later these crooks have been banned from acting as trustees. NINE MONTHS! … Continue reading

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The Gravy train is still at the station!

This is a post from an asset manager. You cannot comment on the post as Muzinich has turned off the comments facility on Linked in. I am wondering what the “appropriate” response to the post is. Should it be Muzinich … Continue reading

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