Tag Archives: Legal & General

Pension Bee ask “who’s Robin who?”

  Pension Bee don’t play by the rules. They are a pension provider that isn’t run by actuaries. They give support to their customers through enthusiastic bee-keepers. They run an efficient pension savings plan that offers everyone access to quality funds with a minimum … Continue reading

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We need a home ownership detox!

An important day for British Housing Policy Today, the Government will publish its white paper setting out its long-term housing strategy. This has implications for everyone living in the UK, including the homeless, those who rent, those who own and … Continue reading

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How much support do we get from our Workie?

Workie – if the DWP’s advertising campaign’s to be believed, is a workplace pension (albeit one looking for friends in the park). We want to know how friendly our Workies really are, how much support they are giving  employers in running … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment – now get stuck in!

Auto-enrolment is 3 years old but the real fun only starts here. In the coming quarter, we will be preparing for the big spikes in staging that begin in January 2016. Whether you are an accountant, work in a payroll … Continue reading

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The FinTech boom ignites with the start-ups!

This chart says something pretty interesting. It tells us that London is the top place in Europe for Financial Technology, it tells us that in terms of performance and market reach, we’re doing great but that we lag in Funding … Continue reading

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Our parents’ houses.

property, downsizing, home, residence, sheltered housing, family, children, grandchildren Continue reading

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BRITAIN’S BIGGEST TABOOS: 20 MILLION PEOPLE STRESSED ABOUT FINANCES, YET TALKING ABOUT MONEY REMAINS OFF LIMITS

I don’t normally do press releases on here, I will make an exception here. People are embarrassed about money – when it’s their money they are talking about. The taboos about debt, wealth and financial planning are real and we need … Continue reading

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A democratic way to improve DC investment.

The responsibility for improving DC governance falls on all of us Continue reading

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Do consumers benefit from risk-based pricing?

may be wrong, the idea put up by John Raven, that a risk-based system delivers more may be right, but intuitively I sense we are moving to a more pooled approach to pricing. Continue reading

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No learning without doing!

NOTHING that’s precisely how much it will cost you to get an excellent pension plan at less than half the cost of a stakeholder pension. Continue reading

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