Category Archives: pensions

“I want help with my pensions – who should I talk with?”

My answer to this question on the first day of Advent 2019 is very different from the answer I’d given a year ago. Back then I was confident that TPAS, which was about to become the Single Financial Guidance Body … Continue reading

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How well do we support the victims of pension scams?

  The mark of a decent society is as much about how we treat the victims as the perpetrators of crime. On Friday (while a horrific crime was very publicly  happening nearby), 40 of us were thinking of games to … Continue reading

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“Gabby” Gupta is right

As regular readers will know, I enjoy an uneasy relationship with the FCA’s Debbie Gupta.I’ve called her “gabby” and she’s found me shabby – in my comments about her former CIO. And it is right and proper the FCA has … Continue reading

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How Scam man and Robbin’ won the world’s first Scamathon

AND WE HAVE A WINNER… Scam Man & Robbin’! The judges loved the retro aspect, taking the vigilante stance and the overall simplicity! Congratulations guys! 🥳 #PensionScamsHackathon — PensionBee (@pensionbee) November 29, 2019   Scams are a worry, and not … Continue reading

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Yes advice is really valuable and so’s good guidance!

  I had some time yesterday to read up on two documents about advice and guidance. The first was an article by John Lappin in Corporate Adviser, explaining the need in the workplace for more help for people navigating the … Continue reading

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Let’s call time on the 8%pa anchor (the lure of the mini-bond)

Mini-bonds –  who needs them – who loves them? Why do they exist? They exist to line the pockets of people who find easy money in our yearning for 8% interest on our money. Where does this desire come from? … Continue reading

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What my neighbours think

The night job I went out canvassing last night, I only spoke to about 30 people but one thing I am sure of – this election is not being fought on pensions. People were talking from their flats about sovereignty, … Continue reading

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WASPI – thoughts on fairness

I’m going to use this blog to pick out the key points arising from the restitution offer made by Labour to the WASPI women. My conclusion is that this matter is best dealt with in the light of the determination … Continue reading

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Conservative manifesto best on pensions

Fantastic news that today’s Conservative Manifesto includes a commitment to look at the pensions net pay anomaly. I hope all other parties will now make the same commitment. pic.twitter.com/4MUXrwlDCE — Adrian Boulding (@AdrianBoulding) November 24, 2019 Adrian , along with … Continue reading

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What hope should WASPI take from political promises?

A very complex issue This is not a blog about the rights or wrongs of WASPI, it is simply a statement about party political promises to women in  the UK , born in the nineteen fifties. Their case is made … Continue reading

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