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Opacity pays! Shock revelation from Pension PlayPen lunch


In a top-secret pension playpen lunch – details of which have been leaked to the Pension Plowman –  key industry figures agreed that opacity pays! Despite the WPC call for responses to its transparency paper, the secretive group are understood to … Continue reading

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Here’s to pensioners enjoying their pensions!


I’m on the Flying Scotsman to York (the Yorkshireman). My carriage is full of pensioners (including me), people thanking their lucky stars they’ve got the chance to ride behind this famous loco and sit in a beautiful compartment. And the … Continue reading

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The trees are great – but the wood’s the thing!


  This week has seen ,present at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries pension conference on “mapping the Pension Genome”, our Pension PlayPen lunch on “defaults to spend our DC saving”, Reward Strategy conference on “Royal Mail’s journey to CDC” … Continue reading

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Trapped! What if you’re in a failing master-trust?


  Duncan Buchanan’s articles in Pension Expert are always worth reading, and his latest blog in Pensions Expert is no exception. He looks at small master trusts and asks just what would happen if one decided to pack it in. He … Continue reading

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Is there a “true and fair” way to value advice?


  Yesterday , I wrote a blog about “ownership” and how we cede ownership of our retirement savings – often to ill-effect. You can read that blog here. This follows up on that thinking and looks at a specific issue … Continue reading

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A blueprint for pension consolidation.


Yesterday I was reading the corporate accounts of MoneySupermaket.com. Last year, as well as generating nearly £400m of turnover and making over £100m in profit, MSM were given personal information by over half the UK adult population. 25m people volunteered … Continue reading

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How do I rate my various pensions?


Following the publication of yesterday’s Guidance from the DWP on “DC pension” disclosures, this article asks “have we any framework for answering the question in the title?”. The conclusion is “not yet”, thought the disclosure guidance takes us another step … Continue reading

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Employers be warned; your workplace pension responsibilities are wider than you think!


    When I read this social media add from the Pensions Regulator I half thought tPR were encouraging employers to engage with their pension. No such luck – the pages behind the link explain the employer duties and responsibilities … Continue reading

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3000 blog posts up!


  At some point over the weekend I published my 3000th blog post. Time for celebration- no? Time for 500 words of reflection – yes! I think publishing stuff that might interest others is now an activity of daily living … 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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