Category Archives: pension playpen

We’ve gotta horse!


    The Pension PlayPen is putting together a band of brothers/sisters to buy one and a half legs of a young German racehorse. The horse is called Moonlight Camp which should satisfy on a number of diversity grounds. But … Continue reading

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Thanks – it’s a delight to do business with you!


    It’s a real delight speaking to micro businesses about pensions. You might think a simple question like “which one do you think is best?” would become boring, now we’re closing in on 5000 employers who’ve asked us it. … Continue reading

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The role of the insurance market in developing Fintech


Have you thought about the risks of e-commerce? This blog talks to those interested in Fintech and in particular the promotion of the start-ups that drive innovation in financial markets. My digital start-up, Pension PlayPen is in terms of staff, … Continue reading

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If your boss doesn’t care about your pension , he doesn’t care about you.


Popcorn pensions We’re used to bosses telling us that we’re the company’s greatest resource.Britain is a service led economy and even in an increasingly digital market, the human resource is expensive to acquire and to replace. If you have a … Continue reading

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Leicester City – a parable


champione***champione*** champione***champione***champione   The whole nation knows the value of winning the Premier League to Leicester City. The value of Leicester winning it is greatest just before it’s won. This blog was published the morning of the day when Leicester became Premier … Continue reading

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Why Philip Green’s “rights” are so wrong!


Philip Green (rights and wrongs) If you want an insight into the world of Philip Green, try this article which is free (despite the Sunday Times’ paywall). Even with PPF compensation, the 20,000 BHS pension scheme members will lose out, receiving … Continue reading

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The Pensions Regulator gives IGCs a new row of teeth.


  It’s not enough- not nearly enough – but at last the Pensions Regulator’s beginning to take workplace pensions seriously enough to offer something close to a decent choice for employers staging auto-enrolment. Yesterday , Andrew Warwick-Thompson, head of policy … Continue reading

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Upstairs Downstairs RIP -today’s domestic employment market has moved on.


As we grow more affluent – British families are outsourcing many of their domestic duties Many of the employers who will be staging auto-enrolment by the end of decade have no idea they have any duties to provide pensions. They … Continue reading

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“PENTECH” slashes the cost of pension advice


Over the weekend I heard a mortgage broker talk about automated mortgage underwriting as “mortech” and as Investec grabbed the technology high ground some years ago, I’m going to lay claim to “PENTECH” for http://www.pensionplaypen.com. I’m proud that what was … Continue reading

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Pension Freedoms need a Pension Dashboard


Jo Cumbo asks how the Pension Freedoms are bedding down. I don’t have access to the big data of an insurer but I am 54 and am now only six months from my entitlement to blow my savings on whatever I … Continue reading

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