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Pension transfer times are getting longer , how can this (pension) be?

I am a fan of Pension Bee. I visited their new offices in Southwark yesterday, I was shown into the post room, apparently they get a special delivery every day, so much mail needs to be scanned from the pension … Continue reading

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Savers suffer as providers throw rocks at each other

  New research from Steph Hawthorne on behalf of the FT’s Pension Expert shows that nothing has changed from the data published by the DWP (except Smart aren’t sharing data with the FT) Here is the DWP data, based on … Continue reading

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Here they grow again – Cushon buys Creative – Pension Bee doubles assets in a year!

Cushon have won the race to absorb Creative Benefits and its highly popular master trust. Its blog tells us  that the acquisition of Creative  doubles Cushon’s sits reach  to over 400,000 members and increases AUM (including ISAs) to £1.7bn. Money … Continue reading

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How I’m trying to make my money matter

This blog is about how I am reorganizing the money I’ve invested for my retirement. It shows that if you dig a bit, you can find ways to get what you want. But you have to know what you want … Continue reading

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Transfer incentives – gimmicks or guidance?

Swap ‘utility’, ‘broadband’, ‘bank’ or ‘gym’ for ‘pension’ and it would barely raise an eyebrow. Should pensions be different to the rest of the free market? — Will Aitken (@WillJAitken) November 12, 2021 Our pension savings have a status in … Continue reading

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Why we shouldn’t choose pension providers just on price!

The decision from the DWP to defer prescribing on how a commercial pension provider charges member’s for their services is welcome. It would have been better if we didn’t have to consult further and that the Government made the message … Continue reading

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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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