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Why is the pension user journey so rough?

People worry about their pensions, they do not enjoy the prospect of having a later life free of work, they worry that they haven’t saved enough, they’ve lost their pension rights , they worry about their money running out before … Continue reading

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Pension administration – a tale of two cultures

This afternoon I’ll be chairing a session of a “strategic summit” on pensions that’s happening in the City of London .It’s good to be doing something live again and I hope to meet with more people I’ve missed.  London is … Continue reading

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Pension Administrators need better benchmarks than each other!

Strong words, Henry. Pensions administration is the toughest gig in the industry – bar none. Let’s ensure we criticise “the industry” not “the individuals”. They are faced with a Herculean task. Clients and consultancies should invest more in these #pensions … Continue reading

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UK pension administration is increasingly shambolic.

  This morning’s Pension PlayPen coffee morning was devoted to the noble profession of pensions administration and featured Lesley Carline of KGC and Maurice Titley of ITM. Maurice talked of the challenges of GMP equalization and Mcleod and Lesley of … Continue reading

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Why’s our retirement saving so poorly supported?

Logging onto my L&G website, I was told yesterday that the fund valuation service wasn’t working – the glitch has been fixed today but it’s a hit and miss affair. Would I put up with this from First Direct or … Continue reading

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Are L&G, State Street and BlackRock too dominant in workplace pensions?

The question has been bothering me for a while. While there are maverick allocations (Nest for instance use UBS for passive management), UK workplace pensions are dominated by the big three, who’s passive strategies are used by just about everybody … Continue reading

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Gender pension gap revealed to be as high as 57% in parts of the UK

  New data from leading online pension provider, PensionBee, reveals that the UK gender pension gap is as high as 57%, depending on savers’ age and regional location. From analysing the data of over 65,000 British consumers, PensionBee has found … Continue reading

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The jambalaya of combination charges must go!

Pension Bee has found a new phrase for us. “The jambalaya of combination charges”   was concocted in the kitchens of master trusts who found they could not finance the heavy lifting from an annual management charge but had to have … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Pension Bee’s valuation

  My favorite moment of 2021 was sitting outside on the steps leading into the Barbican with Clare Reilly and Romi Samova. Pension Bee had announced its valuation and we had a (now legal) glass of wine in hand. The … Continue reading

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Inbox overload?

I am finding the comments on my recent blogs about lifestyling rather better than the articles I’m writing. Take this caustic gem from Tim Simpson Good Luck to Mr Pursaill, I hope he succeeds in obtaining his desire. However, in … Continue reading

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