Tag Archives: Aegon

Pension Plowman’s guide to 2020 IGC reports

This is a big year for IGCs. It is their fifth birthday, it’s the year when the FCA reviews their effectiveness and it’s the year of the pandemic, where providers and savers will be under maximum strain. Most of the … Continue reading

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Does Aegon’s IGC deliver “what matters most to us”?

Aegon’s IGC Chair Statement has been published , you can read it here Helpfully Ian Pittaway and Helen Parker have a conversation on the IGC’s activities on the video. Unfortunately, video has a habit of turning lawyers into marketing people … Continue reading

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Member support: beyond the trustee’s pay-grade?

Since publishing this article , LGIM has made a statement on the closure of the L&G helplines – you can read the statement here The Pensions Regulator and the FCA have delivered guidance on how those with charge of other … Continue reading

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How do Customers benchmark what’s good about their DC pension?

For employer’s it’s all been about inter-operability I’m returning to a question that has bothered me since the inception of auto-enrolment over six years ago. To begin with, it was a question for employers and could largely be answered in … Continue reading

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Back in the bubble – how the pension industry feeds itself (but no-one else)

Looking back over the headlines in the trade press, I read a depressing litany of stories about the industry feeding itself. Aegon says it has deep pockets (to compensate financial advisers). It’s chief executive calls its life company (the once … Continue reading

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IGC Class of 2018 – the results are in – this is how your Chair Report stacks up.

    So  here are my ratings for the principal IGC reports that I can find. There may be more reports skulking out there and I’ll be adding them if they get reported to me! As you can see, they … Continue reading

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Aegon almost perfect – says Aegon IGC

Aegon’s IGC has produced a Chair’s Statement which reads like a corporate brochure for the Dutch life insurance company. The most used word in Ian Pittaway’s IGC report is “challenge”, but no challenge emerges. Aegon turn out to be get … Continue reading

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Aegon stung into action by the Bee!

Let your people go! It looks like Aegon has backed down and agreed to treat its customers wishing to transfer to PensionBee, fairly. This report, based on what appears to be a press release from Aegon, suggests that Aegon will … Continue reading

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Trial by twitter’s fine by me!

An IFA withdraws its transfer service complaining it’s the victim of “trial by twitter”. Accountability is something that falls hard on adviser’s shoulders. Because we are in the business of longer term investment, the outcomes of our advice will typically … Continue reading

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Probably the best watched pension video ever

How did a pension company who nobody’s ever heard of create a pension video that’s had 25,000 views in two days? Here’s how; the company’s Pension Bee, the subject “how to transfer your pension away from Aegon” “It’s your money, … Continue reading

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