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“What’s the purpose of a pension scheme?” – Con Keating


  Con Keating argues in this piece that pension schemes aspire to “self-sufficiency”, giving them the status of  insurance companies. His thinking centres on what claims we have on schemes if the covenant to fund these schemes is lost. His conclusions … Continue reading

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BSPS2 – a superior kind of lifeboat?


The news that members of the British Steel Pension Scheme will have the choice between swapping their pension rights for participation in the Pension Protection Fund of a new Pension Scheme (code-named BSPS2) has been well flagged. It might seem … Continue reading

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Who will champion DC savers?


I hear a lot of DB experts at conferences talking about transferring their “skill-set” for the benefit of DC savers; they want to transport their language – diversified growth funds, liability driven investment and glide-paths into the lingua franca of … Continue reading

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Four ways to harvest what auto-enrolment has sown!


We have to think how we can best support the 1m employers who have workplace pensions. Here are some solutions we’re coming to. Continue reading

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2018 and all that… AE costs go up 150%!


  How prepared are we for the first big hike in auto-enrolment contributions in April 2018? Should we be preparing our staff for a fall in take home pay? What can we do to see pension saving as a positive? Alright … Continue reading

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The Pension Regulator should not market workplace pensions.


  In his statement to announce his scheme’s withdrawal from tPR’s list of workplace pension providers Morton Nilsson claims NOW: Pensions has always been a huge supporter of the master trust assurance framework and was one of the first providers … Continue reading

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“NOW and then” ; why one big master trust is “off the list”!


News that one of the “big three master trusts ” was closing a significant door to new business, came as a surprise to auto-enrolment practitioners. NOW claimed to have voluntarily withdrawn itself from the Pension Regulator’s master trust assurance list, meaning … Continue reading

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You want (pension) engagement? Ask Corbyn!


    How do you get youngsters interested in politics? How do you get youngsters interested in pensions? One and the same question IMO. Instead of sitting in “blue-sky” meetings, maybe we should be looking at what successful politicians have … Continue reading

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Ever wondered where those “pension leads” come from?


Many financial advisers buy “pension leads”. These are hot prospects keen to take action to change their financial circumstances. Many of these leads are legitimately sourced, but many aren’t. If you spend time on Linked in or Twitter or Facebook, … Continue reading

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Pension scams; too little-too late?


  News from the Serious Fraud Office that they are at last on to the gang of financial thugs behind Capita Oak and the network of related frauds, will come as scant comfort to those who have been robbed and … Continue reading

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