Tag Archives: Technology

“Further and faster”- the white heat of pension consolidation.

UK to go “further and faster” with workplace #pension consolidation push. https://t.co/5uM7o0mgHN via @financialtimes — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) June 22, 2021 Yesterday, I wrote about the immediate impact of the DWP’s regulations on consolidation of occupational DC plans, today I’m … Continue reading

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Pension Providers – Is spending on technology an investment choice?

    I ask the question in the title because an assertion was made at last night’s Pensions Network Session that pension providers had a choice as to whether to be dashboard ready or not. This is currently the case. … Continue reading

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Four ways for financial advisers to open for change

The self-referencing loop Caught in a self-referencing loop, the debate about how financial advice can involve seems doomed to repeat itself indefinitely. Last night I listened to four experts (who weren’t practicing financial advisers) discuss for 90 minutes how financial … Continue reading

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What of the Government’s measures to help start-ups?

At the start of the month I supported Brent Hoberman of Founder’s Factory in his appeal to the Government to help start-ups survive. As a result of this I was asked to write a further article outlining how AgeWage could … Continue reading

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A dashboard of everything?

Is the Pandemic- a regulatory challenge or opportunity? More than 30 consumer protection measures in the UK have been put on hold since COVID outbreak. Regulators need to guard against lobbying to make these interim measures permanent. https://t.co/5lbFgbVXYF — Josephine … Continue reading

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“State of the Pension” address

After doing a 30 minute address to to CIPP in 10 minutes, I’ve been called back to do another one – only this time I’m first on – which means I could gab on for ages and make sure no … Continue reading

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“Pentech” lessons from Japan

    Last year’s stories about Japanese pensioner’s focussed on their propensity to shoplift , get caught and end up in jail (which they favoured over living solitary lives at home). This blog looks at the problems of financial exclusion … Continue reading

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NEST, technology and personalisation

I really admire this Rowlands chap. I’ve know him for the best part of 30 years and in all that time he has never been anything but a gent. He’s now a Director at NEST and I urge you to … Continue reading

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Why the door’s slammed shut on open pensions.

During the week, AgeWage was invited to compete in the  Nesta Open Up Challenge. Nesta is funded by the UK lottery – they are an agency of change sponsored by the likes of you and me; As any entrepreneurial start-up … Continue reading

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Buy and Suppress the pensions dashboard

I designed, launched and sold the first – and still only – Norwegian pension dashboard some 15 yrs ago.  “norskpensjon.no” is the pension dashboard service that the Norwegian pension providers, after we gained traction with it, insisted that they should … Continue reading

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