Tag Archives: Education

Jealous of your parents? Screw their pension!

  The Government are to bundle up the outstanding student debt and sell it to pension and hedge funds. Simple message to kids, if you love your parents, pay your debt; if you want to screw them-don’t. Remember kids, your … Continue reading

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Advice and education

  I chaired a meeting of independent financial advisers at RIBA yesterday. The best thing about the morning was the half hour spent over lunch in the wonderful Rennie Mackintosh exhibition within RIBA’s beautiful HQ in Great Portland Street, a … Continue reading

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Stress less – save more – work better!

  According to American research, employers running workplace savings plans are missing a trick or two. Employees want to get better, taking financial decisions and are looking to their bosses to help. Employers have the opportunity to improve per capita … Continue reading

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Re-energising trusteeship (for a DC world)

    My recent blog pointing out that DB trustees tend to make bad DC trustees¬†has gone down like a lead balloon with certain DB trustees. I don’t think is surprising. The next question is whether we can find a … Continue reading

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Do you want to be a Pension PlayPen Agent?

If you fancy helping your clients to get the right workplace pension to suit their payroll and provide best outcomes for their staff, you should register as an agent at http://www.pensionplaypen.com/register . Helping your clients to use our service doesn’t … Continue reading

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Why bloggers won’t replace journalists

She gets the aggregates and cements, mixes the concrete , lays it and sells the building! Continue reading

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The Regulator’s brilliant auto-enrolment website.

It is an example to other Government functions on how to engage with its audience. Continue reading

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The sins of the past

We have concentrated our thinking on how the financial services industry will cope with the new business strain of auto-enrolment. For many providers the bigger issue will be the impact on its existing business. Continue reading

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Everybody need standards

Pensions should be as easy to buy as a can of baked beans Continue reading

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Who invited banks into schools?

What do the FT, Vivi Friedgut and Martin Lewis have in common? Answer; a common wish to keep banks out of schools! Why have I posted that stupid photo to this blog? Answer; because it demonstrates comparable imbecility¬†of allowing banks … Continue reading

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