Category Archives: pensions

Will MAPS “Challenge Groups” challenge?

I am “delighted” to say I am not part of the Money and Pensions latest strategic initiative and have not been invited to lead or join any of their new challenge groups as detailed on their website. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Do we long-term care?

There’s an elderly care crisis in the UK. Action must be taken now, or the country’s ability to look after elderly people will collapse by 2029. Our report with @cebr_uk looks at why this has happened, and what we can … Continue reading

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“Asleep at the wheel” The Millers catalogue our regulatory woes.

Campaigner Gina Miller is asking for an  Independent Review of the Appointment of the Next Governor of the Bank of England and the FCA in the Face of a Catalogue of Regulatory Failures Leading to Catastrophic Consumer Detriment The True … Continue reading

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Let’s not slide back into the swamp!

After what they must consider a “decent period”, the insurers and the bankers have reappeared from the slimy depths like Grendel out to wreak revenge on consumers protected too long by Europe. The insurance and pensions industry is calling for … Continue reading

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Jennifer Davidson asks whether stock-lending’s responsible investment?

Someone told me yesterday that successful people read and failures watch TV. I read this article with the TV on in the background, I can’t remember what was on but the article grabbed me and it grabbed me again when … Continue reading

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Steve Conley asks if Google’s the “Wild West” of Independent Advice?

  When all you are looking for is the best advice or best outcome for your finances. Investors face ‘wild west’ in hunt for independent advice, is the conclusion of Telegraph Money 22/02/20; As lead generators that advertise on Google against … Continue reading

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8.5m Nest members behind bid to buck-up Barclays

  You may not know it, but you could just have become a stakeholder in how Barclays finances companies and in the process become a climate change activist. Share Action has co-ordinated a group of organisations , including NEST to … Continue reading

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Pentechs – time for us to get organised?

  I’m running a meeting in WeWork Moorgate on 4th March at 4pm. The seminar is for people who are serious about pensions technology as a service. I mean technology as a means of improving the efficiency and value for … Continue reading

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In a fighting mood!

Tyson Fury Having been up watching the #FuryWilder2 I’m in a fighting mood. Well done the Gipsy King. I’ve been watching the documentaries – especially the sight of Tyson Fury spending his money. Nobody begrudges this man his lifestyle and … Continue reading

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If Tyson Fury did GMP….

  Sackers partner Claire Carey said that because the guidance makes clear that an increase to benefits solely for GMP equalisation purposes will not count as ‘benefit accrual’, and so should not result in the loss of fixed protection, those … Continue reading

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