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If payroll can integrate to our pensions, why can’t we?

Cast your mind back to the back end of 2012 when the big retailers and banks were staging auto-enrollment. The big employers were spending hundreds of thousands of pounds re-coding their payroll software or were ransoming themselves to “middle ware” … Continue reading

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Will complacency infect auto-enrolment too?

Since auto-enrolment works on the “least said the better” basis, there is a temptation for people involved in its supervision to take Ronan Keating’s advice – “you say it best- when you say nothing at all”. But complacency is what got … Continue reading

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Ros Altmann’s right about dashboards.

It’s good to see Ros Altmann contributing to the debate on the pension dashboard – it’s particularly good that she chose to do so on this blog. (comments). For those who don’t press links – here’s what she has to … Continue reading

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Payroll as distributor; can payroll win the battle of benefits?

“Payroll is our next distribution channel”, an insurer assured me last week. We were at Sage Summit, inspecting “Sage People” and the employee benefits package that was launched late last year to Sage 50 users, My mind went back to the late 1990s … Continue reading

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      It was good to hear that Pensionsync have dropped their payroll charge this week. Payrolls that run Pensionsync (QTAC, Star, MyPaye and Bond among them) will be able to send and receive payroll data to and from … Continue reading

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The pernicious effect of NEST’s market distortion

Yesterday I wrote about the unsatisfactory outcome of an industry discussion with NEST. The PLSA debate on mastertrusts at their annual conference failed to properly engage with NEST’s ongoing role in the UK pensions market and the ambiguity of its … Continue reading

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It’s the L&G IGC forum – I’m not going for tea and biscuits.

L&G have championed the idea of the Independent Governance Committee. Before they were a twinkle in the FCA’s eye, L&G had got going and today is the third forum for members of their workplace pension plans. I haven’t been before … Continue reading

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Will Lovegrove – a true hero of auto-enrolment

For ages, I’ve been banging on about improving the effeciency of how we manage auto-enrolment. But it was only when I met Will, that I understood how to do it.  Sitting on the Papdis group (albeit as an enthusiastic observor), … Continue reading

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One small step for payroll, one giant leap for auto-enrolment.

There have been two events over the past couple of weeks that I think we’ll look back to as tipping points in the auto-enrolment staging timeline. Till now, employers have had no choice but to send and collect data to … Continue reading

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The FinTech boom ignites with the start-ups!

This chart says something pretty interesting. It tells us that London is the top place in Europe for Financial Technology, it tells us that in terms of performance and market reach, we’re doing great but that we lag in Funding … Continue reading

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