Tag Archives: Quietroom

Shoot the message – not the messenger.

Watching Martin Lewis’ money show last night I found myself aghast! Someone was trying to weigh up whether it was better to get 0.1% pa tax-free from an HSBC ISA or get 0.4% pa from another HSBC account and run … Continue reading

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“Your pension data could be taken down and used against you”

The last two weeks has seen Professional Pensions going data barmy with not one, not two but three stories extolling the use of personal data to manage pension scheme risks. The first is a gentle and sympathetic article by Michelle … Continue reading

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How to talk to your staff about pensions

Quietroom are silently curating a lot of good advice using linked in. If you have the dexterity and the eyesight to access their posts , then here’s the link to the document. But I struggled and when I found the … Continue reading

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When will pensions move out of the “paper age”?

Today the Pensions Bill will sit within the Queen’s speech and within the Pensions Bill will be proposed legislation to make it mandatory for pension schemes of all DC persuasions , to provide digital data to a pension dashboard. The … Continue reading

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AgeWage grumpily comments on DWP’s simple pension statement.

The DWP are considering how to support an industry initiative to create simpler , more effective pension statements. It has asked people to respond to its consultation. I and my company – AgeWage – support simpler pension statements and in … Continue reading

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Big week for politics – big week for pensions

  Things will come to a head this week. For Guy Opperman today will either be the day his Pensions Bill will make it into the Queens Speech or his first term in office will be remembered as “close but … Continue reading

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Navigating pension’s Straits of Hormuz

We met last night in a crowded room in Moorgate WeWork. We were an eclectic mix of pensions directors, chairs of trustees , annuity experts Retirement Line,  Ruston Smith, Vincent Franklin and me. You can see the slides here Unfortunately … Continue reading

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You want to help people engage with pensions? WATCH THIS!

Wow! Quietroom have put together a short video of clips of  people confronted by the investments in their pensions. The video also sees what happens when people see a “stunning list of good things” There are a couple of clips … Continue reading

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Who’s at the heart of pensions – you or your boss?

  A group of like-minded souls met at Quietroom’s Farringdon offices to agree a way of mapping DC pensions (the ones you pay a fixed amount into and build up a capital sum). We could quite easily have extended the … Continue reading

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The risks of partial disclosure

Look at this photo.   You might have thought that Ruston Smith had won a CDC award for Tesco. Certainly not the case! Now look at the full picture! Mark Scantlebury has won an award for Quietroom, partly for his … Continue reading

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