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Advice or guidance? – It depends how you like to travel!

This blog follows Australian pension regulation, not because that’s what’s trendy in political circles (we are unlikely to see the next pension minister be such an admirer) but because of the it informs debates in this country we are yet … Continue reading

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If you’re choosing a financial adviser – listen to Alan.

Tips for picking advisers include going through their Twitter feed and avoiding those driving a posh car as your fees are paying for it. Judging by some adviser posts, Teslas seem to be a preference https://t.co/g20BfANoM7 — Ali Hussain (@AlihussainST) … Continue reading

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Has lifestyling worked? Who knows?

Who knows! Lifestyling – (sometimes called “life-cycling”) in DC pensions means adjusting the asset allocation of a pension pot to meet changing circumstances as people prepare to crystallise their pension pot(s). A crystallisation is a transaction which sees an encashment … Continue reading

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MaPS faces up to the public as “Moneyhelper”

Introducing MoneyHelper, our new consumer brand, launching from 7 June. Get ready for MoneyHelper using our responses to frequently asked questions, and follow Money and Pensions Service channels for more resources to support you to make the change. https://t.co/tscbcOYE61 pic.twitter.com/LXMHMThqXY … Continue reading

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The secondary market in workplace pensions

In 2013, Pension PlayPen founded a choose a pension service for employers needing to designate a workplace pension so that staff could be auto-enrolled according to the staging roll-out. At the time, we predicted that once the heavy lifting had … Continue reading

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The curse on pensions is the cult of the consultant!

  I thought about calling this blog the “cult of complexity” as in modern English, a cult is a social group that is defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or by its common interest in a particular personality, object, or goal The social group I have in mind is … Continue reading

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Making pensions as important as football

  I have received a nice email from the Pensions Minister , some of which can be shared. It would be easy for Guy Opperman, days after getting Royal Assent to the Pension Schemes Act, to sit back.  Instead  I … Continue reading

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The breach of trust the FCA has yet to address

The MP’s Nick Smith and Stephen Kinnock held a press conference yesterday to remind the FCA  that 3 years after the hard closure of “Time To Choose” , steelworkers are still waiting for something to happen by way of compensation … Continue reading

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A breakthrough in measuring the quality of DC scheme data.

  One of the critical issues facing Government in establishing a pensions dashboard is “data readiness”. Currently it is in a relatively weak position to argue that schemes are or aren’t dashboard ready, since it has no way either to … Continue reading

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A DC investor writes….

  Once in a blue moon I get a mail from someone who is clearly an expert in pensions  but  modest enough to recognise she/he struggles with their own money!  I feel in awe of such people! I got a … Continue reading

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