Tag Archives: Retirement

There are no rats and the ship is not sinking (a message for BSPS members)


Thanks to the moderators of the BSPS Facebook groups for access and to the poll’s author for permission to publish. This is a very worrying post from a BSPS member. The poll is recent and is the only data I … Continue reading

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Does financial incapacity matter?


We are a nation of financial incompetents.- or so FCA research tells us. A quarter of the people who have accessed a defined contribution pension in the past two years do not know how they did so.  The Financial Lives survey, … Continue reading

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Extreme investment caution’s killing off final salary schemes – Boulding.


  Extreme investment caution is killing off final salary pensions, believes Adrian Boulding – and, within that, there is a stark message too for the defined contribution saver. Adrian is a long time friend of this blog and I’m pleased … Continue reading

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A wage in retirement or freedom from pensions?


Yesterday I wrote about one aspect of the dispute between Royal Mail and its workers – the difference in opinion between the two sides on how postal workers are financially supported in retirement. It appears very simple; Royal Mail want to … Continue reading

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How can we expect the young to save? Here’s how!


The odds are stacked against our kids. Low interest rates make paying a mortgage a cinch But tight credit makes getting a first-time  mortgage a nightmare House price inflation makes first-time buying near impossible And pushes up rents as demand … Continue reading

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Pension Dashboard – cure or curse?


    This lunchtime , the Pension PlayPen lunch will be discussing this very question. If you’d like to have your say in what is likely to be a robust discussion, get yourself to the Partners Room in the Counting … Continue reading

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Is there a propoganda war against active funds?


    The tweet set the scene. Funds Fanatic had complained that the FT were reporting the HL numbers disparagingly. Certainly the FCA would agree with the FT that more Hargreaves Lansdowne investors should be using passive funds. Funds Fanatic is the … Continue reading

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FAKE NEWS – eroding the credibility of pensions.


“Yesterday I ran a blog complaining not about fake news but about misinformation accompanying the news. MOMENTUM – hang your head in shame! The news Momentum has is that the vast majority of people over 55 still don’t know when … Continue reading

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MOMENTUM – hang your head in shame!


The press release demonstrating how ignorant the public are about their retirement income is an instant crowd pleaser, guaranteed to get a place on the website of our trade press. Here’s an example. Same story, slightly different headlines. Here’s the text … Continue reading

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Thanks – it’s a delight to do business with you!


    It’s a real delight speaking to micro businesses about pensions. You might think a simple question like “which one do you think is best?” would become boring, now we’re closing in on 5000 employers who’ve asked us it. … Continue reading

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