Tag Archives: TPAS

Assistance, guidance and equipment for the future – that’s what we all need!

I am off to Westminster this morning to meet the new boss of the Single Finance Guidance Body. We’re not going to be talking dashboards – he’s in dashboard purdah till the consultation’s over. My agenda is AGE – Assist-Guide-Equip. … Continue reading

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Pension Wise; demand outstrips supply

I got many of my clients into a pension pot and I’m determined to get their money our of it! Continue reading

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Getting a result from your pension

  TPAS have a very simple acronym AGE. It stands for “Assist – Guide- Equip”. When we meet at AgeWage to discuss how people navigate to the things they want to find, we use AGE as our method. Assistance comes … Continue reading

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Why we will miss The Pensions Advisory Service!

By the end of this year, the Pensions Advisory Service will be no more, subsumed into the Single Guidance Body. By the end of spring, their vibrant “third world” offices in Belgrave Road will be empty. Whether the goodwill that … Continue reading

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We are losing women leaders- will we also lose TPAS?

Going, going, gone – from public policy. At one point in 2015, we had a female pensions minister, MAS was run by a woman, tPR was about to be run by a woman, the FCA,  PLSA and NEST were run … Continue reading

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Expel the corporates – our classrooms are for teaching!

  Here are two blogs , one from the CEO of TPAS and one from the head of strategic partnerships at  Zurich Insurance. The blogs occurred consecutively on my linked in stream Blog one can be found here Blog two … Continue reading

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L&G – “sometimes it’s better to listen than talk”; home truths from a member.

    Along with 40 or so others,  I went to the L&G IGC Annual Member Forum yesterday morning. I left with a beautifully produced slide deck and a professionally printed copy of this year’s IGC report- I also left … Continue reading

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Complaints about complaints

+++UPDATE+++ The Pension Ombudsman has been in touch with me over this blog and wants me to point out that some of the cases with him have taken 4 years for resolution. Clearly some cases are “broke”! Apparently the lease … Continue reading

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“Probing” IFAs is not enough; we need simpler more transparent transfers.

  Allegations of “mis-selling” against IFAs are premature and unsubstantiated. My eye was caught last night by a linked in post by Andrew Warwick-Thompson, formerly of the Pensions Regulator. Here we go again. The personal pensions miss-selling scandal all over … Continue reading

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“Best of TPAS-Best of MAS”; here’s your starter for 10!

Best of TPAS – best of MAS It’s good to hear that people with money problems will now get a “best of MAS/best of TPAS” service, ( what this press release is alluding to).   The Money Advice Service (MAS) and … Continue reading

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