Tag Archives: internet

CDC – cons diminish confidence!


I am fairly confident that before the end of October, before even next week’s budget, the DWP will consult on CDC. We are told by the Pensions Minister , that the test case is Royal Mail but that legislation will … Continue reading

Posted in CDC, pensions | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Pentech” needs to lead or the dashboard won’t work


  The dichotomy between old and new skool pensions has rarely been so well displayed as at Wednesday’s Pension Dashboard Summit Enterprise v Start -up Consumer led v business case Big Government v entrepreneurs ABI v open banking Saving v Spending Prospective v … Continue reading

Posted in Dashboard, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Millennials! stand up for your future.


There weren’t many people at the Pension Management Institute’s event last night But it was an important meeting nonetheless   There is a little group of pension professionals under the age of 40 who could grow. They want to have a … Continue reading

Posted in advice gap, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Who are the 200,000 people petitioning for the pensions dashboard?


  It won’t be long till 38 degrees’ campaign to save the pensions dashboard hits its target of 200,00. Today, the campaign was given a boost by publicity in the Financial Times by the ever-excellent Jo Cumbo. The FT’s headline … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Why every hidden cost matters.


Value recognised A lot has been made about the hidden charges of running a fund over the past ten years. Over this time there have been two high profile campaigns to bring them into the open. In the retail space, … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do pension customers get value for money from financial advisers?


This is the last of eight blogs I’ve written in response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s inquiry into Pension Transparency. Today’s exam question is “Do pension customers get value for money from financial advisers?” and the quick answer … Continue reading

Posted in pensions, WPC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get us baby-boomers back to work!


  The photo is of two college friends who had a full page splash in this weekend’s Sunday Times. Alison, was born a few days before me and we were at College together, Matthew met her at Mckinsey in the … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

2017 – a year when workplace pensions will grow up!


Restoring confidence in pensions 2017 has dawned on a different pension landscape . There are more than twice as many employers participating in workplace pensions as at any time in British history, the stock market is at an all-time high … Continue reading

Posted in Fawlty Towers, pension playpen, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strong on “money”- weak on “value”; the FCA and asset management.


if we believe that asset managers can materially improve the markets whose assets they manage, we need to understand how. Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Let my pension go!” Important news for those in workplace pensions


      This morning I got this email from John Yeo at the FCA We have published our final rules on capping early exit charges for consumers eligible to access the Government’s pension reforms from age 55. From 31st … Continue reading

Posted in advice gap, pensions | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments