Tag Archives: Friends Life

“Say hello- say goodbye” – the Friends Life IGC

Having spent 7 pages introducing itself and setting out its stall, the Friends Life IGC Chair Statement concludes, 7 pages later; It’s a case of say hello say, say goodbye and I’m afraid that the 7 pages which deal with … Continue reading

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Wanted for listing – IGC/GAA Chair reports

Pension Plowman’s Directory At this week’s Stewardship meeting of the transparency task force, someone asked if there was a Directory of the IGC’s that have been published so far. There wasn’t until then, but I sent round the links of … Continue reading

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Hats off to all workplace pension providers

  I’ve referred earlier this week to an excellent article by Kim North in Money Marketing in which she points to the ongoing work Scottish Widows have been doing on the participation of women in workplace pensions. In the same … Continue reading

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Ten sexy stats that drive pension firms wild!

But if you think your workforce special, you’ll want to get a whole of market quote. You wouldn’t insure your business assets or your liabilities any other way. Continue reading

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Give a straight red to active member discounts

What are active member discounts (AMDs) and what’s so wrong with them? Continue reading

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Some of our insurers are missing

What have all these insurers got in common?
Answer, you can’t buy one of their personal pensions today.
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Can GPP providers be a little clearer about commission?

Someone told me yesterday that he preferred ISAs to pensions because he knew what was going on with an ISA. He’s not stupid, he’s financially literate but it turned out he knew nothing about annuities  and he asked that I blog … Continue reading

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In the DC garden, all is not a bed of roses

I’ve been reading the latest report from the Friends Life Workplace Savings Index which you too can  read by pressing this link. The report is powered by DCisions, an organisation that crunches numbers and produces reports on people’s pension investments. I … Continue reading

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