Tag Archives: Allied Dunbar

Over 55 and still paying commission on your pension?!*!

It may surprise you, but I am still paying commission to Allied Dunbar on a pension I took out in 1986 and stopped paying into in 1989. That commission works out as a 3.5% pa charge on the units I … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different – Zurich’s IGC statement

Zurich’s IGC Chair Statement  was published 18th March, nearly three weeks before the publication of this blog. You can find it by going here https://www.zurich.co.uk/en/about-us/media-centre/life-news/2016/independent-governance-committee-publishes-its-first-report. Navigate through the press release and you get another page of corporate waffle https://www.zurich.co.uk/en/about-us/independent-governance-committee and finally at … Continue reading

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Club Quango at #WPL13

Government needs quangos, the Civil Service most of all. But in a strange way, I am comforted by the various Pension Institutions that are Chaired by the ageing lotharios who I collectively name “Club Quango”. At Workplace Pensions Live yesterday we were treated to a … Continue reading

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Pensions; holy grail or wholly fail?

The least we can do is to try and make life a little easier for them, than it has been for us! Continue reading

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Moving on..dealing with our DC legacy.

History suggests that legacy DC plans will be abandoned as so many of the individuals sold s226 and mark one personal pensions were abandoned.
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