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Any pension publicity (is good publicity)

It’s that’s time of the year when we don’t know what day it is. Well, according to the newspapers, it’s PENSIONS DAY. pic.twitter.com/ehGyIRL43M — Alistair McQueen (@HelloMcQueen) December 30, 2019 A bad news pension story? Not for Sue. Hats off … Continue reading

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“There is no justice in Guernsey, but men protecting secrets”.

Email from Niall Coburn to Guernsey Bailiff, in response to the Manita Khuller judgment: Dear Bailiff Collas, I write to you as former Head of Enforcement and regulator and lawyer who has worked internationally and attended the Trial of Manita … Continue reading

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On our front door – the trial of Manita Khuller.

Manita Khuller represented herself in court yesterday taking on  on FNB International, which she claims is responsible for the loss of a £170,000 pension pot. She is up against lawyers Carey Olsen , originators of the Carey SIPP who are … Continue reading

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“Degree-educated” most at risk from pension scams….

Higher-educated savers are more at risk of losing their pension to fraudsters than those without the qualification.  That’s what a survey of nearly 2000 people told the FCA and TPR 10% of those without a degree said they would accept … Continue reading

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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 watch a video advertising Canisius Careee, one of Dophin Trust’s investments. These are “real pictures”. It’s property backed – it’s German – you get a first charge  and the … 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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