Tag Archives: TPAS

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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Why are workplace pensions excluded from transfer advice?


NEST gets us thinking Gavin Perera-Betts work for NEST, he’s the chief customer officer – the person charged with helping people get the most out of their savings and he’s the author of NEST’s recent response  to the Government’s Select Committee … Continue reading

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Time-bound decisions; the tough choices facing BSPS members


Supporting the Steel Workers in their decision making Over the weekend I was asked to join two important Facebook Groups, one is for those still working at Tata and the other for former employees, what links them is that both … Continue reading

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FCA -If you’re looking for innovation….get real!


The FCA says it has found precious little evidence of innovation from its Retirement Outcome Review. I am not surprised, judging by the people who it invites to its “workshops”, it is looking in the wrong places. It is necessary to … Continue reading

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