Tag Archives: Pensions Wise

The cost of turning pot to pension

  I’m pleased to hear that Scottish Widows are planning to open their standard annuity product to the open market (previously only Scottish Widows customers could access this product). Their marketing people tell us It will be available directly from … Continue reading

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Pension Wise; demand outstrips supply

I got many of my clients into a pension pot and I’m determined to get their money our of it! Continue reading

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£500 “wealth cheques” written by those “just getting by”.

First the facts The Treasury has upped the amount savers will be able to draw from their pensions to pay for financial advice from £500 to £1,500. In August, the Government set out plans for a £500 “pensions advice allowance” … Continue reading

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Stop telling people what to do! (Michelle cracks the whip)

If you don’t know Michelle, then you should. She is the living, breathing soul of TPAS, an actuary who has forgotten how to be boring and a restorer of confidence in pensions. As the photos on this blog suggest – … Continue reading

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The “troubled” generation

  It’s not my phrase, infact it’s TPAS’ Michelle Cracknell’s phrase but I guess it applies to me. I’m 54 and according to everything I’ve been told for the past 30 years, it should be time to retire. I am … Continue reading

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The Monarch and the Baroness – long live our queens!

Well done Ma’am! It’s a good week for the monarchy – and for our revered Queen Elizabeth who today becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarchy. Enough has been said about Elizabeth Regina for me to trouble these pages with further congratulation. She’s been … Continue reading

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It’s only human nature after all!

  It’s natural for us to crave money but we are not natural money saving experts. Debate has raged on this blog and on the Pension Play Pen group pages as to whether Pensions Wise is doomed along with the … Continue reading

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Is Pension Wise doomed from the start?

This question was posed on the Pension Play Pen Linked in Group by Jonathan Lawlor, a distinguished actuary and someone who thinks about these matters with an independent mind. He had been reading a new paper by Debora Price “Financing … Continue reading

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