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“Value For Money” – it’s how we make purchasing decisions

This afternoon we are discussing value for money in pensions, how we measure it and why it’s important. This blog thinks about how we make purchasing decisions. Many people impulse buy, some buy regardless of cost because they want it … Continue reading

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Steel men had “time to choose”, the FCA has “time to change”.

It is four years since the British Steelworkers were given their time to choose between seeing their pension paid by the PPF or by a newly constituted pension scheme now called New BSPS. But this decision was overshadowed by a … Continue reading

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All messed up and nowhere to go – DB transfer compensation

The FCA announced yesterday that it was writing to a further 950 DB pension advice customers potentially entitled to compensation. The FCA has now written to a total of 3,591 defined benefit (DB) pension transfer advice customers this year to tell them they may be entitled to compensation. And it … Continue reading

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Should we have a say over the voting of our shares?

It’s not often that you see a Linked in post that reads like this. But it’s not often that you read a Government paper that is this forthright. There is a gap between demand from clients – which needs to … Continue reading

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What should you do about pensions when divorcing?

University of Manchester, Cognitive Media, ESRC Today is pensions awareness day. One area of pensions I have never covered is divorce. So it was great when my friend Debora Price dropped me a line with some good advice on what … 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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Con Keating’s CDC Question time

This note responds to the questions raised by members of the audience of the webinar: Fair, Sufficient and Sustainable Collective Defined Contribution Pensions;  It quotes them anonymously, verbatim, and then offers responses. It is worth bearing in mind that in … Continue reading

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Are our workplace pensions doing any good?

  Employers choose a DC pension for their staff for different reasons. During the staging of auto-enrolment, the capacity of the provider to manage compliance with regulations was a key criterion for medium sized employers; the capacity to set a … Continue reading

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AgeWage launches a free service to benchmark DC workplace pensions

This is an offer to the trustees and participating employers of the UK’s workplace pensions , inviting you to be part of the AgeWage benchmarking service. The service allows your scheme to compare itself to others, so that you can … Continue reading

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Reassured by its IGC?

The Reassure IGC report Life at ReAssure is complicated, so complicated that we have to learn there are two different ReAssures; ReAssure Ltd. manages legacy books (now branded “heritage books”), while ReAssure Life Ltd – which you probably know as … Continue reading

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