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Do we need a pension dashboard , open pensions or both?

The title of this post is also the title of a session I am chairing at a forthcoming DG conference. I suggested the title and the organisers have asked me to explain myself – so here goes! I had long … Continue reading

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Savers are denied the right to check their pension statements

Although it feels like winning, this has been a tough few weeks for me and my team as we struggle to get nearly 600 Data Requests sent to pension providers. These have been entrusted to us  via Letters of Authority … Continue reading

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The end of furlough and what it means for pensions.

A question was asked of the DWP on April 24th filed under  “Pensions: Advisory Services”  To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on when the FCA … 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 going on at MAPS?

I want MAPS to succeed. It needs an experienced person as its CEO who understands pensions. Here’s MAPS’ news as  Pension Age presents it. The Money and Pensions Service (Maps) chief executive officer, John Govett, has resigned eight months into … Continue reading

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Assistance, guidance and equipment for the future – that’s what we all need!

I am off to Westminster this morning to meet the new boss of the Single Finance Guidance Body. We’re not going to be talking dashboards – he’s in dashboard purdah till the consultation’s over. My agenda is AGE – Assist-Guide-Equip. … Continue reading

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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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