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PASA fights pension fraud with new guide

The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), the independent body dedicated to driving up standards in pensions administration, has unveiled its Counter Fraud Guidance for UK pension schemes, trustees and providers. PASA is run by pragmatic , experienced and strong people … Continue reading

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The secondary market in workplace pensions

In 2013, Pension PlayPen founded a choose a pension service for employers needing to designate a workplace pension so that staff could be auto-enrolled according to the staging roll-out. At the time, we predicted that once the heavy lifting had … Continue reading

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Making pensions as important as football

  I have received a nice email from the Pensions Minister , some of which can be shared. It would be easy for Guy Opperman, days after getting Royal Assent to the Pension Schemes Act, to sit back.  Instead  I … Continue reading

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MaPS’ green blind-spot tars good drawdown guidance!

Following yesterday’s post on MaPS’ new service guiding people to pension options, I’ve seen quite a bit of feedback from providers, but no comment from consumers – it would be good if MaPS can report on the use of the … Continue reading

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A DC investor writes….

  Once in a blue moon I get a mail from someone who is clearly an expert in pensions  but  modest enough to recognise she/he struggles with their own money!  I feel in awe of such people! I got a … Continue reading

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Keep the messaging simple and follow the science

Government messaging on COVID-19 has ranged from effective to baffling and the consensus is that it works best when simple. While Sage might be agonizing over strategy the early messages about staying at home, keeping your distance and saving our … Continue reading

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Pension Self Help

We live at a time of self empowerment. If we don’t know how to do something we learn, searching for answers from the web. We’ve learned how to do things from You tube, understand things from Wiki and with a … Continue reading

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Transferring pots is a matter for the FCA and not MAPS

BREAKING: Stephen Timms, the work & pensions select committee chair, is to push for DB schemes to be able to pause transfers to reduce the risk of savers being hit by scams. Mr Timms plans to table an ammendment to … Continue reading

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Pathways? – We can’t see the wood for the trees.

  Investment pathways Investment or retirement pathways- as the title of an event I went to had it, are the FCA’s idea for helping people take better decisions at retirement than they do today. They’re mainly for the people who … Continue reading

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Are IFAs missing the wood for the trees?

A thread , which is now nearly a week old, has over 1000 posts on it and it focusses exclusively on the tax problems doctors are having resulting from the tension from too much pension . That is, till the … Continue reading

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