Tag Archives: Pensions

Is the public buying “responsible investment” the way we’re selling it?

Janette Weir reported on work commissioned by the DC Investors Forum on the impact of Covid on members of workplace pensions. You can read LIVING WITH COVID: TRACKING MEMBERS’ VIEWS ON RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT  here   Given what we now know … Continue reading

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Thanks to Frank Field

Frank Field is dying and dying as he has lived, in a public and dignified way. Here Lady Meacher speaks for Lord Field at yesterday’s Lord’s debate on assisted dying Many people reading this blog will know Frank better much … Continue reading

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300 new tickets issued for Friday’s VFM conference – register here.

We have been able to increase our Zoom capacity from 200 to 500, to allow a much wider audience. Following the publication of their findings on what members of workplace pensions want to know, Ruston Smith and Janette Weir will … Continue reading

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Should employers be underwriting tomorrow’s pensions?

  I have been thinking about the bigger picture this week as AgeWage and Pension PlayPen prepare to host our event on value for money on Friday. The big idea behind AgeWage is that people want pensions and not pots. … Continue reading

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Pension savers more interested in value than charges

  New research, led by Ruston Smith, and carried out by Ignition House, shows that pension savers want to know what their pension is costing them but they want to know the value they are getting even more! Building on … Continue reading

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Four years on – steelworkers remain angry and confused

  The FT is reporting increasing frustration among steelworkers in Port Talbot as they get called into public meetings with the FCA to find out about mis-selling compensation. “The cowboy advisers are laughing in their villas while we are having … Continue reading

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Savers aren’t failing , we’re failing pension savers!

On a day when I learned that 6 out of 10 savers failed to “consolidate workplace pension pots”, I’d like to stand up for these hopeless failures. Firstly, most of them will not use the word “consolidate” and some have … 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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Taking back control of our retirement savings.

Pensions have long been seen to have an image problem. Ever since I started selling s226 policies in the early eighties I have heard them described as a rip-off. When you look behind that complaint you get to the frustration. … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to the portable personal pension?

  This is how the National Audit Office introduced their last report on regulating to protect consumers. That was in March 2019. UK households spend a total of around £140 billion a year in bills on water, energy and telecommunications, … Continue reading

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