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The past, present and future of Pensions #autoenrolment


On Wednesday , at 5pm , I’ll be explaining these slides at Accountex 2017 – a talk generously sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals. It’s going to be a fun, provocative and I hope instructive talk and I’m … Continue reading

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Insurers – VFM and the Competition Commission.


  The FT Adviser magazine has published a short piece leaking a story that has been doing the rounds for a few weeks. It would appear that the insurers who have been subject to the scrutiny of an independent governance … Continue reading

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How can IGCs engage people with their pensions?


There are three measures by which I am judging the IGC Chair reports Do they speak with a proper tone of voice Do they show themselves effective in dealing with the provider they are governing Have they properly addressed whether … Continue reading

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Don’t say I didn’t tell you…


This blog predicted last year and this , that within the first three months of the “pension freedom grant”, there would be a Daily Mail front page telling us that we may be (pension) free – but everywhere we are … Continue reading

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5 good reasons we need a secondary annuity market


I returned from a long walk this morning to a barrage of negativity on twitter. The outrage of the pensions twitterati was reserved for the Government’s pre-budget leak that people will be able to buy and sell annuities as if … Continue reading

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How competitive is our private pension system?


    We are three months away from the launch of the new pension freedoms and not much is happening. There ain’t nothing shaking but the leaves on the trees! NEST has issued a lengthy consultation on what it should … Continue reading

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“I will look unto the hills” – for help with my DC pot!


    As the days click by and Outlook starts filling up for April  2015, I ask myself what help is on its way for those without the means for a drawdown SIPP or the inclination to purchase an annuity. … Continue reading

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These you have loved (the pension brands that fell by the wayside)


Here is a list of the insurers participating in the ABI’s DC legacy review and the brands under which they provide (or originally provided) DC workplace pensions.  Abbey Life  Abbey Life Assurance  Hill Samuel Life Assurance  Target … Continue reading

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