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Polarised or bi-polar? DB transfers today.

Back in November, I reported on Ruston Smith’s initiative at Tesco to provide his colleagues with help finding the right type of adviser. AgeWage had been helping Ruston promote this to other firms earlier in the year and I’m glad … 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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Ruston Smith takes staff retirement seriously

I was glad to see Ruston Smith sticking his neck out in the pages of REBA. as Chair of the Tesco Pension Fund, Ruston has always been prepared to go the extra mile and say the things his peers shy … Continue reading

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The value you get for your pension money

Independent help for all pension savers I started yesterday in the swanky new film studio under the FT’s Bracken House. It had to be built on stilts and sound and vibration sealed as the district line runs right below it. … Continue reading

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New Improved Pension Statements on the way.

Ruston Smith and Quietroom   We need improved annual statements from our workplace pensions because…. Many annual statements are  too long, complicated and include jargon As people have savings with many providers, they get different statements at different times of … Continue reading

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The AE review and the pension stitch up.

7 years on from our last review, auto-enrolment is back under the microscope and the Government has published some questions they’d like answering**. They’d have more chance in getting them properly answered if they put the matter in the hands … Continue reading

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