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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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The night London turned yellow – for the NHS and Pension Bee!

Last night , sights along the Thames were bathed in a yellow light. This is the scene as I ran down from Blackfriars Bridge. And as I passed the National Theatre And as I reached Trafalgar Square Yellow to remember … Continue reading

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Pension Bee calls MaPS pathway tool “not fit for purpose”

A few weeks back, the Money and Pension Service(MaPS) published a comparison site to help people choose an investment pathway and then decide the best products to use when they’ve made the choice. Confusingly , the URL for the site … Continue reading

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Putting our money where their mouth is? We’re not there yet!

Last night I had the chance to listen to the Lord Mayor’s lecture – organised by Gresham College which is a few yards from where I live. If this had happened last year, I would not have been invited or … Continue reading

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Bigger Pots and Bigger Pensions through Open Finance

‘Breaking Banks: A blueprint for Open Finance that puts customers first’ puts forward a series of recommendations to help create a functional Open Finance ecosystem in a post-Brexit economy. Within the report, COADEC calls for the UK government to break … Continue reading

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Pension Bee floats for £300m – MPs dither over dashboards

    Two things caught my eye yesterday evening. The first was a comment made in parliament by Nigel Mills MP on protecting people from themselves and denying them access to digital consolidation via a dashboard. Nanny state The Government … Continue reading

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