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Financial advisors need better retirement products

Better products that deliver what they say I had the pleasure of Chris Radford’s company over the weekend. Chris is a consultant to pension providers , a regular at our Pension lunches and someone who thinks about the way ordinary people … Continue reading

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Hats off to Steve Webb for our new pensions system!

It’s good to see the publication of the DWP’s white paper Security in Retirement – towards a new pension system. It announces an initiative first promoted by Frank Field in the late 1990s but thought then “unthinkable”;. While I agree with … Continue reading

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Six for five pound, one pound fish

Following brief employment at a pound shop, Muhammad Shahid Nazir, a Pakistani immigrant to the United Kingdom  from the town of Pattoki, Kasur in Punjab,  began work on a fish stall at Queen’s Market, Upton Park where his employer instructed him to … Continue reading

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Rose Metcalf- dancing seafarer to the rescue.

Did anyone hear the full interview on Radio Five Live this morning with Rose Metcalf? The 22-year-old dancer told of her night helping passengers, staff and herself off the stricken Costa Concordia with a poise and understatement that suggests she has rather more … Continue reading

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That ETV debate in full

Sometimes people’s comments on blogs are more interesting than the blog itself- this is certainly the case in a blog I wrote last week on “Enhanced Transfer Values” the thrust of which is that there are better ways to de-rsik defined benefit pension plans than by giving members cash bungs to transfer out theirguaranteed rights.
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There are better ways to de-risk than ETVs

The only pension schemes which you cannot transfer out of are the Basic State Pension, State Second Pension and NEST (yes – odd that a DC plan is in that mix). Continue reading

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Pension Playpen lunch- the new consensus

Next lunch is Monday December 6th- same place but we’ll be doing a Christmas special. Continue reading

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