Tag Archives: Freedom

Is the Pensions Regulator creating a false market in workplace pensions?

More questions – no answers! Yesterday’s blog created a lot of questions from people who shouldn’t have to ask so I reckon it wasn’t clear enough. The blog was itself a voyage of discovery, for as I pressed the various … Continue reading

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What the great fall of China does to my pension.

The falls in the world stock markets since April appear huge, our own market has fallen 15% , market in Asia, much more. But the equity market that has fallen the most is China. The great fall of China is … Continue reading

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Common sense needed on transfers

Whether you’re moving house or moving money, the process is fraught. We are no closer to pots following member than when the “portable personal pension” was established in 1987. The friction involved in moving money from scheme to scheme, fund … Continue reading

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The freedom to transfer your pension benefits

The freedom to transfer pension benefits has since the 5th April been denied to millions of those with deferred pensions. If you are a member of an unfunded Government pension scheme (any scheme other than the Local Government schemes), they … Continue reading

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The long walk to pension freedom

There is a walk to pension freedom – it needn’t be that long if we can get advice right. Continue reading

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Who wants change? Who wants to change?

  Pension Freedoms is not about people doing exactly what you want them to. It is about allowing people to do exactly what they want to do. Yesterday I commended the Aon DC member survey to anyone prepared to submit … Continue reading

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Freedom and choice – travelling in opposite directions, on the same journey or simply an accident waiting to happen?

This is another brilliant blog by the caustic insightful and very clever Ralph Frank, v 1.0 went out without an acknowledgement to Ralph-a Pension Plowman cock-up! The mantra of ‘freedom and choice’ has been in the forefront of the changes … Continue reading

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