Tag Archives: MAPS

Should we have a national wealth service?

  This article was composed for TC News on the day after the Government closed down the pubs, restaurants cinemas and theatres. It’s a day after the Treasury announced that it would subsidise the wages of those ‘furloughed” by their … Continue reading

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Can MaPS be our national wealth service?

There were two very good comments on my blog on MAPS’ recent webinar. My thrust was that MAPS is not behaving as it should and that it should be acting as the financial arm of our NHS – with acute … Continue reading

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Is MaPS creating a UK Financial Wellbeing Movement?

At this time of crisis , we need to be deploying our resources to meet the immediate needs of our customers and MaPS should be no different Continue reading

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This General Levy hike is a tax on the poorest savers – are they getting VFM?

The PLSA are on the money here. The General Levy will end up being paid for by ordinary savers of large workplace pensions . NEST has 7.5m of them, Peoples Pension has 4.5m  NOW has 2m of them , Smart … Continue reading

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Will MAPS “Challenge Groups” challenge?

I am “delighted” to say I am not part of the Money and Pensions latest strategic initiative and have not been invited to lead or join any of their new challenge groups as detailed on their website. I don’t think … Continue reading

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What is MAPS doing for the elderly poor?

Why don’t those poor and old claim their benefits? It’s benefits not savings that top up the in retirement income of millions of British citizens, but the amount of time devoted to benefit take-up (as compared to savings rates) is … Continue reading

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Why delays in dashboard delivery hit the worst-off hardest

  This blog looks at how the information from the pensions dashboard could help those on low incomes with low savings and it focusses not on how they save, but how they spend their savings. I had hoped , following … Continue reading

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What is MAPS actually going to do over the next 10 years?

I haven’t got a lot to say about MAPS’ UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing – published yesterday.  Having read it , I’m not sure how it is going to help me as a person, business owner as part of British … Continue reading

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Regulation 2.0 (and how to pay for it).

  I am on something called the Pension Regulator’s Stakeholder group which means I’m supposed to champion tPR .I get meetings with MAPS (which always get cancelled at short notice) because I represent something out there called “innovation”. But in … Continue reading

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“I want help with my pensions – who should I talk with?”

My answer to this question on the first day of Advent 2019 is very different from the answer I’d given a year ago. Back then I was confident that TPAS, which was about to become the Single Financial Guidance Body … Continue reading

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