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FCA plan to get tough on poor transfer advice

Two unexpected  things happened yesterday; SJP’s candidate for the “fireside chat” with the FCA – went sick (with no replacement offered) and the FCA published their market- wide data results for defined benefit transfers. Together this meant my fireside chat … Continue reading

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MPs call the conflicts of contingent charging

FCA under renewed pressure from MPs to ban contingent charging for #pensions advice https://t.co/ET5dOtTcKI — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) May 16, 2019 This is good news. The pressure on the FCA to ban contingent charging for pension advice must continue. Because … Continue reading

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Doctor heal thyself? Where do NHSPS members get help on their pensions?

    Listeners to Paul Lewis’ MoneyBox were treated yesterday to a lively debatebetween Jo Cumbo , John Ralfe and Paul Lewis. While interpretations of the problems facing the NHS and in particular the NHS pension scheme and its membership … Continue reading

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Get up, stand up, for your pension rights

      Josephine Cumbo has written an important blog in Pensions Expert. If you aren’t registered to see the article, I urge you to do so. Access to the article is free and it pretty well sums up my … Continue reading

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BSPS – is the “dam breaking”

The imagination of Al Rush is stirred by deeds of the RAF so I smiled to see this Facebook post. Being on the other side of the planet, I had not picked up on this press release from the FCA. … Continue reading

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“We want freedom and choice and we want simplification too”.

Pensions. Tax. Benefits. Each over-complex. When combined: lethal. We shouldn’t blame pension freedoms for the mistakes caused by governments’ habit of making everything too complicated. We want freedom and choice and we want simplification too. — Stuart Fowler (@fowlerdrew) February … Continue reading

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Pension dashboard stitch-up exposed!

I find myself the horns of a dilemma. I violently disagree with the ABI, Origo and at least two of the big master trusts. In particular I disagree with People’s Pension, who normally I agree with and Gregg McClymont- one … Continue reading

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Trustees and transfers

Jo Cumbo’s article in Pensions Expert on contingent charging takes a dim view of trustee behaviour to date. Her idea that advice to stay in a DB scheme could be paid for by docking the original pension has got some … Continue reading

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At work and after – how independent do we want to be?

Inequality over an occupational life-course is reflected in retirement. https://t.co/T6ahUk7350 — Jo Grady (@DrJoGrady) November 1, 2018 This seems to me very sound. Jo Cumbo rightly reports the gender pension  gap in retirement while Jo Grady concludes that pensions reflect pay and … Continue reading

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Will “DC deficits” become a thing of the past?

News of HMRC’s “change of position” with regards the “net-pay- anomaly” is welcome, and long overdue. It came in the form of a letter sent in response to a request from respected journalist Jo Cumbo of the FT. Govt to … Continue reading

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