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Transparency isn’t tactical! Thoughts on day 2 at PLSA.


The Pension Dashboard was under discussion again at the PLSA conference in Liverpool. “The Pensions Dashboard has taken longer than I would have liked.” @ThePLSA pic.twitter.com/QiZsOlhZbx — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) October 18, 2018 I am not clear from Opperman’ s … Continue reading

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A brief history of pension dashboards! Thx. to Richard Smith


Thanks to Richard Smith for this! Richard’s views are not quite mine (I’m not a compulsionista or a single dashboard man!). Nevertheless  this info graphic is really helpful as it reminds us of the difficulty the Government has in keeping … Continue reading

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“Are people that dumb?” Compulsion and dashboards.


The FT are running a story about the “pensions industry” regrouping around Plan B and doing their own dashboard. There is indeed a conference in September about this and I’d urge you to go (I hope to contribute). There is … Continue reading

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A pension dashboard for all?


I agree with Anthony Rafferty , CEO of Origo, that the dashboard isn’t just for those drawing to the close of their working (and saving) career. Rafferty writes in Professional Pensions Rafferty points out that to argue against dashboard, based … Continue reading

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Can “for profit” prosper? Yes – but we need dashboards that profit us all.


There is a strong tradition in this country of delivering services through “not for profit” organisations. Such organisations have been self-sustainable because of the endowments or trust funds that support their management. The most obvious manifestation of the not for … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities – ABI and #TUCpensions


  It was a straight choice. Pay £500 + VAT and hear the Treasury talk about financial services in Bishopsgate or Pay £0 + VAT and hear the DWP talk about pensions. It wasn’t a hard one. Guy Opperman , … Continue reading

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Portals for show, pensions for dough


    The Pension Dashboard is under pressure. Having lost its sponsor, Simon Kirby MP in this summer’s election, early-day momentum is running out. The ABI are clearly fed up and are now calling for Government intervention if they are to … Continue reading

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“Not ducking the big decisions?”


The ABI conference “Free to Retire” sounds like a showboating convention for the great and the good, or at least for the new DWP Ministerial team.   We had been promised “big decisions” that wouldn’t be ducked by the new … Continue reading

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A pensions dashboard brings its own risk.


A need for pension I am keen not to pour cold water on the pensions dashboard, but I am not having it promoted as the game-changer to savings behaviour. The pensions dashboard is what Martin Clarke, the Government Actuary, refers to … Continue reading

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The ABI goes FABI on claims!


    Readers of this blog listening to the ABI’s Huw Evans on Wake up to Money, may have been spluttering into their tea and biscuits! The ABI are faced with a cut in the discount rate used to calculate compensation … Continue reading

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