Tag Archives: scams

When advice sits behind a paywall.,,,

One of the many pleasures of it being summer is that I have time to contribute to newspapers. I searched myself on the Times website and found out I’ve been contributing to their articles at a rate of one a … Continue reading

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Grand designs from Dolphin Trust

If you want to invest in Dolphin Trust , you can still do so by following the link behind the advertisement above.(though the telephone number doesn’t work and you’ll just be handing your contact details to a sales team if … Continue reading

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Shining light on Pension Scams

Key findings: 1. Information on scams is not readily available at an organisational level 2. The Scams Code is seen as a good basis for due diligence 3. Significant time and effort goes into protecting members from scams 4. The … Continue reading

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“Focused, faster and more frequent” – tPR unmasks “Friendly” Pensions.

When the Pensions Regulator launched its corporate plan in April of last year, I wasn’t the only person to be a little sceptical. “Intervening more frequently and acting quicker?” – the proof is in the pudding and the pudding had … Continue reading

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Who need’s a factory gate when there’s google

Update***** Update****Update***** Update*****Update*****Update The ad below appeared this morning as the top Google Ad on the search “Carillion pensions”.  I asked the FCA and tPR to ask for it to be taken down shortly after and it has been taken … Continue reading

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TPAS offer BSPS a dedicated helpline. Don’t leave your choice to chance!

If you are a steelworker , you now have help on your pension options from TPAS. This is great news. As from this morning, members of BSPS, can call experienced pension people who can discuss the scheme with the experience … Continue reading

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A day with Dalriada

  Dalriada are a firm of pension trustees who divide their business into “Regular” and “Irregular” business. Brian Spence who runs the business was prepared to talk to me about “Irregular business”. Members of, and employers participating in, the NOW … Continue reading

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Doing our own laundry.

Travelling across south London on a bus, early on a Sunday morning, I can talk to and listen to people who I don’t come across at work. I ask a West Indian nurse what she thinks of her pension, at … Continue reading

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Restoring victim’s confidence in pensions

The confidence I have in pensions is because I know the people who are at the helm give a damn. I am lucky, I can bump into them in all kinds of ways. It is easy for me to say … Continue reading

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Ever wondered where those “pension leads” come from?

Many financial advisers buy “pension leads”. These are hot prospects keen to take action to change their financial circumstances. Many of these leads are legitimately sourced, but many aren’t. If you spend time on Linked in or Twitter or Facebook, … Continue reading

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