Tag Archives: Pension Bee

Retail platforms – a boat worth missing?

I hadn’t realised until yesterday that the FCA has a SIPP and Platform team in the Retail Investment supervision department. For most of us , the idea that we are buying into a platform when we save into a pension … Continue reading

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How to turn a pot into a pension (megablog)

Hello and thanks for your interest! This mega-blog should be helpful to people who are 55 or older and have money “stuck” in pensions which they could do with to replace income from work. “Stuck” is the right word, most … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of SIPPs

  It’s easy enough for me to throw stones at SIPPs, I don’t invest in them, I don’t advise on them and I don’t run one. In the early days of SIPPs , two good friends, John Moret and John … Continue reading

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Finding our pensions

  In a vigorous debate at DWP HQ, two quite different approaches to finding pensions emerged. This blog helps people to understand what the debate is about and why it matters to everyone. It matters because there is some £20bn. … Continue reading

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I want to choose my dashboard please!

Thankfully the Government has seen sense, it is not going to provide a one size fits all Volkswagon dashboard, it’s going to offer us a motor-show of choice! The Government is not going to build or maintain a pension dashboard. … Continue reading

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The dashboard is dead – long live dashboards!

  The following statement was made by Simon Kirby, then a Treasury Minister , in my presence on 12th September 2016  I think there are three main principles that must underpin (the dashboard’s) whole design. Firstly, it will need to be open. No single … Continue reading

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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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The loneliness of the long-distance saver

My heart goes out to Jo Cumbo as she pours over her provider statement. Jo is on the employer governance committee for the FT’s own workplace pension (I won’t mention the contract provider but it’s a household name). Here she … Continue reading

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Fintech must Bee for a clear purpose

I’m looking forward to a breakfast meeting at the CSFI to hear a conversation between Romi Savova and several sceptics who don’t get the Pension Bee proposition. As I’ve mentioned on this blog several times, I admire Pension Bee and … Continue reading

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Self-employment; opt-out or cop-out?

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js These are numbers produced by our Office of National Statistics. Detailed notes are at the bottom of this article. We can safely assume that (without Government intervention) the trends have continued and that the 2017 and 2018 numbers will … Continue reading

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