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It’s a “no” to that Royal Charter from the Plowman

In case you are wondering, the views of the pension plowman are not necessarily those of First Actuarial and quite often aren’t. Continue reading

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Your 10 frequently asked pension questions

 Is Aviva a bus or a pension company? If I am entitled, am I eligible for a company contribution? If I am eligible, am I an entitled worker? Why has Gregg McClymont got so many consonants in his name? Why has … Continue reading

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What Steve Webb must do now.

Well Mr Webb, you said it; I refer to your excellent talk at the IOD (16/10/12) First you said that you would legislate for “pot follows member” in 2014/15 .Then when asked what happens if a member transfers to a bad qualifying scheme, you … Continue reading

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“The older I get, the less I trust my pension!”

An interesting observation from Gerry Barwell in 140 characters When I interview consumers on AE/ wider pensions – the barrier of mistrust is significant. Less so in the young but for 40+ Which gives us the opportunity to speculate on … Continue reading

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An amnesty on pension charges is not the answer!

It seem that Aviva are to review the legacy charges on pension charges. Tom Mcphail is calling for a general amnesty on charges that hints that there is currently a “charges war”. There isn’t a charges war Tom, if there was … Continue reading

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