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The end of furlough and what it means for pensions.

A question was asked of the DWP on April 24th filed under  “Pensions: Advisory Services”  To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on when the FCA … Continue reading

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Will MAPS “Challenge Groups” challenge?

I am “delighted” to say I am not part of the Money and Pensions latest strategic initiative and have not been invited to lead or join any of their new challenge groups as detailed on their website. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Guy Opperman – we want you to stay

  I first met Guy Opperman at a TPAS function when he gave my company First Actuarial a commendation for the work it had done on financial education. It was one of the first times he had spoken as the … Continue reading

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Three little pots went to market

The point of this blog is to show 1. One way of avoiding the damaging impact of the MPAA on future saving 2. The depth of knowledge needed to make good at retirement decisions (especially where there is no adviser … Continue reading

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“I want help with my pensions – who should I talk with?”

My answer to this question on the first day of Advent 2019 is very different from the answer I’d given a year ago. Back then I was confident that TPAS, which was about to become the Single Financial Guidance Body … Continue reading

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What is going on at MAPS?

I want MAPS to succeed. It needs an experienced person as its CEO who understands pensions. Here’s MAPS’ news as  Pension Age presents it. The Money and Pensions Service (Maps) chief executive officer, John Govett, has resigned eight months into … Continue reading

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Michelle Cracknell CBE

    Michelle Cracknell has been awarded a CBE It was announced on a Saturday as part of the Queen’s birthday honours. She is trying to make out it was for TPAS, but the award was given and earned by … Continue reading

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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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