Tag Archives: Aviva

Don’t pander to pension populism! Zurich big-wig hits out at “freedoms”


“I have no time for populism” , was the astonishing rebuttal of top Zurich Insurance shrink Stefan Kroepfl. Kroepfl, who is global head of life business analysis – is no lightweight, nor was the discussion that ensued at this Dutch … Continue reading

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Aviva (unlike tPR) get it right on transfers.


    Well done Andy Briggs for saying what a responsible life company CEO should say . “Aviva backs ban on transfer advice charges“. Let’s be clear Aviva are not calling for a ban on defined benefit transfers, they are … 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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Aviva’s IGC – a “finger of fudge” – just enough (to give members a treat).


Just enough! Continue reading

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Royal Mail CDC – proof of concept or the real deal?


I am always amazed at the churlishness of the pension industry towards innovation. Here’s John Lawson suggesting that the Royal Mail should be spending £400m a year to satisfy his curiosity. I’d quite like one or two schemes to try … Continue reading

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Has Tata the courage of its conviction? (the workplace pension that dare not speak its name)


  It I’ve been in correspondence with a steelworker who wrote me this Over the past few months when my work colleagues at TATA have been talking about transferring out I suggested the TATA Aviva Plan to them as it … Continue reading

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The pension dashboard is changing – but for the better?


      Like a fool I thought that a DWP seminar on the Pension Dashboard would be held at the DWP, it was held at the ABI. I had to double back on my Boris Bike. which meant I missed the … Continue reading

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TATA GPP – an investable option for BSPS members with a CETV.


I’ve received the following note from Aviva with regards the TATA group personal pension which has replaced BSPS as the corporately sponsored pension arrangement going forward. Thanks for your note below re the query you have received from a BSPS … Continue reading

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“Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war”


One of the features of a close-knit community is that people talk to each other. For Steelworkers this has been at works and  in clubs. Now the works and clubs of Port Talbot, Llanwern, Scunthorpe and Redcar  have digital counterparts in the Facebook pages … Continue reading

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We do not restore confidence on our own – we do it together


Today we see the launch of the Government’s new industrial strategy.  Five Live’s “Wake up to Money” program came from the white heat of a Coventry industrial research plant. Last week Nigel Wilson called for us to put back the Capital into Capitalism … Continue reading

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