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The wonderful visit to OZ – Jo Cumbo reports from a land down under.

Jo Cumbo is an Australian living in England who makes no bones about where her heart is! Been living abroad for two decades but the first glimpse of home soil after a very long flight gets me every time. šŸ‡¦šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ … Continue reading

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Selling pensions by the sausage not the sizzle!

  There’s an interesting debate going on in Australia about what sells Super. Super is the Australian system of delivering retirement income from workplace savings (it’s short for Superannuation) – a pension paid to a retired employee who has contributed … Continue reading

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Arise Australia Fair!

The Australian retirement savings market has developed in 2022 in a positive way, a way I hope that the UK can follow. My friend Jim Hennington, signs off 2022 with thisĀ  message about funding income from workplace retirement saving. Risks … Continue reading

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Retirement planning , a rare instance of Britain leading the USA.

I amĀ surprised by how little we have to learn from the American pension system. Thanks to David John for sending out a link to this article from the National Association of Plan Advisors. This is taken from Ā MICHAEL P. BARRY’sĀ  … Continue reading

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The OECD signal a change in the weather. So should we!

I published yesterday the OECD’s latest recommendations for the design of DC pension plans I was surprised that they were so radical, though looking back at their “Pensions at a glance” paper last year, perhaps I shouldn’t have been. The … Continue reading

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Why Aussies love pensions (and we don’t).

The Australian Regulator has produced a simple way for Australians saving into DC workplace pensions to look at their savings product and make a reasonable assessment of whether they are getting value for money. They are not using the complex … Continue reading

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Does Britain need an Aussie style “Retirement Income Covenant”?

  The Australian Treasury has recently consulted with its citizens on how to oblige Trustees of its huge Super funds to provide them with retirement income. There are parallels in the UK. Over the autumn and winter, the DWP will … Continue reading

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IS AUSTRALIAā€™S RETIREMENT SYSTEM AS SUPER AS IT SEEMS?

Hot on the heels of this morning’s blog , a jingoistic piece on the resurgence of the UK as a pension power,Ā here is a blog by Robin Powell that explains rather better than I , the frailties of Australia’s much … Continue reading

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Aussies put pensions to the test (could Britain follow?)

With characteristic bluntness, the Australian Government has decided that if a pension fund is not delivering to its users, it will be starved of new savers until it does. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will develop systems that will enable … Continue reading

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Retirement debate overlooks tax-payer funding

This is another article shared with us by Jim Hennington. There is something very simple about the way that Australians debate pensions and IĀ  found this article informs very well on the ongoing debate we have in the UK. Clearly … Continue reading

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