Tag Archives: MAS

Why we will miss The Pensions Advisory Service!


By the end of this year, the Pensions Advisory Service will be no more, subsumed into the Single Guidance Body. By the end of spring, their vibrant “third world” offices in Belgrave Road will be empty. Whether the goodwill that … Continue reading

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“Best of TPAS-Best of MAS”; here’s your starter for 10!


Best of TPAS – best of MAS It’s good to hear that people with money problems will now get a “best of MAS/best of TPAS” service, ( what this press release is alluding to).   The Money Advice Service (MAS) and … Continue reading

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Notting Hill Carnival was fun- shock!


In case you didn’t notice, Notting Hill Carnival happened this weekend and everyone had a good time! This was despite police scaremongering Or the ring of steel put round the carnival that made Europe’s largest street festival rather hard to … Continue reading

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A single guidance service


The simple idea of merging the functions of The Pension Advisory Service, Money Advice Service and Pensions Wise under a single “Guidance” banner makes a lot of sense. It acknowledges that the current situation is working too well and supposes … Continue reading

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Hey Treasury – leave TPAS alone!


  Along with the consultation on the Financial Advice Market Review, the Treasury sneaked out another consultation this week on publicly funded financial guidance. The term “Public financial guidance” has the kind of resonance offered by “public convenience” – it … Continue reading

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The tone from the top


Take a close look at the photo above, it’s taken from a Morningstar conference yesterday. The gentleman on the left is asking the question, the women on the right are listening and the gents on the right – well – they’re … Continue reading

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MAS goes it alone to provide an “at retirement advisor directory”.


The Money Advice Service has been consulting over the past few months on what a Directory of IFAs might look like. This consultation was spurred by the imminent launch of the Guidance Guarantee which will generate requests for financial advice. … Continue reading

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How do I buy financial advice?


At two recent events – (the Corporate Adviser Summit and the Investment Network), Advisors have told me that they choose clients not by “minimum fee” but by “minimum funds”. This sets my alarm bell ringing! If you want to see … Continue reading

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What’s that coming over the hill…? NAPF CDC DEBATE #Fail


  The NAPF CDC Debate The debate on how we organise our retirement incomes from our pension savings was not progressed at the NAPF’s CDC focussed pension connections meeting last night. A half filled room witnessing a debate between two “Pale … Continue reading

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The NHS may hold the keys to Guidance


  I’m indebted to KPMG research for this excellent piece of research. If you didn’t click the link, here is the text of an article entitled “Can patients get the information they need”. Patients need information that is often very … Continue reading

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