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“Why pensions might just change your life”.

This morning I’m travelling north east to Newcastle on the first train up. I’ll be delivering the graveyard slot for my friend Carsten Staehr at the Cintra Conference. The people I’ll be talking with don’t like pensions, Carsten’s title is … Continue reading

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The curfew tolls the knell of small DC

I was a bit churlish in yesterday’s blog to the DWP who – on re-reading – have produced an excellent paper outlining the advantages of incorporating social purpose into the DC funds we default to. I urge you to read … Continue reading

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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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Not all recycling’s in the public interest!

A lot of people are confused about taking money out of their pensions and the pensions industry isn’t being very helpful in encouraging people to have their money back (funny that!). So when I read a headline in the Financial … Continue reading

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The DC landscape – littered with small pots!

The Pensions Regulator has published its landscape of trust based Defined Contribution plans in the UK. It’s most easily viewed in this presentation. , If you have flipped through the ten slides, you will have missed the most interesting statistic in … Continue reading

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Paperless pensions are nearly here!

Someone said something great about me last night. It was Kevin O’Boyle, retiring head of BT Pensions. He introduced me to a millenial as “Henry Tapper” the only person my age who thinks like a millenial”. It’s a hell of … Continue reading

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FCA to tame the drawdown bucking bronco!

  Yesterday was a good news day for people concerned about retirement income. The FCA made two meaningful statements on what it intends to do to help ordinary people trying to manage their in retirement finances. The first was the … Continue reading

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NEST’s Sidecar Savings Project

The low-paid in this country are not well served by pensions. So NEST Insight’s Sidecar Initiative should be welcome. In November it launched its sidecar savings trial and announced which organisations will take part in the research. Whether those the … Continue reading

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The Rookes report is a fine piece of work but actions speak louder than words.

Having read Caroline Rookes’ review of the regulator’s handling of the BSPS “Time to Choose” episode , I’m  satisfied that she’s sending the right messages to the various authorities involved. There are four authorities who have their say in the … Continue reading

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Let’s get back to those three pillars – promising us certain pensions.

There are at least three uncomplimentary ways of thinking about “pensions” in the UK . So disparate are these three that it is hard to talk (or blog) about them in the same place. For a small number of people, pensions … Continue reading

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