Tag Archives: NOW Pensions

What the Pension Bill means


The 2016  Pensions Bill was published this week and it will have serious implications for single employer occupational schemes, small-mostly insured executive arrangements and for the burgeoning market for commercial mastertrusts. The Bill will also ensure that occupational schemes cannot … Continue reading

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NOW – for something completely different.


Amid all the noise of auto-enrolment , one master trusts has put its head down and got on with mending a damaged reputation by hard work and through decent behaviour. I’m talking about NOW pensions. NOW was set up by … Continue reading

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Top 5 AE myths revealed – top blog from NOW pensions


Thanks to NOW Pensions for this healthy myth-buster – we’ll be spreading the word so no-one gets left behind This year up to 500,000 small firms will have to comply with the new auto enrolment legislation introducing workplace pensions for … Continue reading

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End of year sweep up to resolve “net pay” lost tax relief?


A friend, a Director of NOW Pensions and a man whose integrity cannot be questions , has sent me this paper. I had thought to take thoughts on it privately, but in the light of the controversy over “net pay” … 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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NOW – that’s what I call a puzzler!


NOW Pension’s decision to charge new customers £40pm from October has not gone down well with supporting intermediaries. One grumpy accountant commented  We have one client already signed up with Now and about to stage in two weeks. As I … Continue reading

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The pernicious power of financial advertising


The incendiary resignation letter from Peter Oborne cites the removal of articles from the Telegraph’s website , claiming the articles went because of pressure from HSBC as a major advertiser. Buzzfeed have the story (and the article( here). I know … Continue reading

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NOW – that’s what I call pensions!


    Why the Pension PlayPen supports NOW as a workplace pension It’s no easy thing starting a master trust from scratch. Though NOW Pensions, had the experience of running a state backed pension in Denmark (through parent APT), coming … Continue reading

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Regulate- don’t procrastinate; says Morten Nilsson- CEO of NOW Pensions


Membership numbers recently published by the big six mastertrusts highlight exactly how important they are in the auto enrolment market.   Of the three million people auto enrolled, over two million are in one of the big six mastertrusts.   … Continue reading

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“Thinking slowly” with Morten Nilsson of NOW Pensions


It was a disappointment on touring the British Library on Thursday to be old that on this tour I would see no books. I had hoped to see the Nowell Codex which is the only surviving copy of the epic … Continue reading

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