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“Can we have our money back?” Pension PlayPen lunch- Monday

Monday 4th Feb – 12.30 – Counting House, 50 Cornhill   At this lunch we will be discussing whether we are doing enough to help people claim on their pension pots and get their money back as they would like. … Continue reading

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We are confidently predicting that the Government will be making an announcement on the pensions dashboard on Monday morning. (December 3rd 2019) Since the announcement meeting is 11.30 – 12.30 and since the Pension PlayPen lunch starts at 12.30, I … Continue reading

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“Do we need a dashboard- or just a pension finding service?” – Pension PlayPen lunch – Monday 5th Nov

Expect fireworks at the Pension Play Pen lunch on Monday. The derisory £5m budget dished out by the Treasury to fund the dashboard suggests we won’t get much more than a damp squib. But maybe the Treasury are right! Maybe … Continue reading

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Managing and enjoying our linked in groups

Linked in groups have for over a decade provided ordinary people to do extraordinary things. For me, Pension Play Pen has allowed me to speak to a small circle of friends that has grown to nearly 10,000 people by word … Continue reading

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“April 2018 – a nudge too far?” Pension Play Pen Lunch – Monday 4th September

In little more than six months time , auto-enrolment will face its next big test. Minimum contributions to workplace pensions will increase from 1% employer and 1% employee to 2% employer and 3% employee. The contributions need only be paid … Continue reading

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Taking care of the “social” in housing.

Paying for the improvements in our social housing, to improve safety is going to be expensive. You wonder where the money will come from, or at least I did till I read a good article by Merryn Somerset-Webb in the … Continue reading

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Brexit sets our pensions free!

We are where we are; Brexit is changing things. Brexit is a disruptor of old certainties and a bringer of new opportunities. The pensions and savings industry has grown fat on the old certainties but is now being confronted by populist … Continue reading

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Cheer up this strike’n’ing Monday with good cheer at the Playpen lunch!

  For many of us, this will be the first working Monday since December 19th. Christmas and New Year holidays have immunised us against the Monday morning blues. So a return to work for Londoners that includes the ongoing disruption … Continue reading

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The (currently) sad state of Linked in Groups

Have you noticed how much harder it has become to find and use your linked in group? I run a number of groups, the biggest of which is the Pension Play Pen with over 7000 members. We have enjoyed steady growth … Continue reading

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Endorsements and the creep of the middleman

  There is a problem in financial services with “intermediation”. It’s a horrible word! But putting that aside, there is a temptation for every Tom, Dick and Harriet to stand between the customer and the investment. Pension PlayPen is of … Continue reading

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