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HMRC and FCA complicit in the democratisation of villainy.


If the FCA want to get to grips with the problem of contingent (conditional) charging, they had better have a look at the taxation of advice and make changes in the Finance Act 2018 to the way we tax advice. First … Continue reading

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Contingent charging will sink DB transfers


IFAs who persist in conveyor belt transfers based on contingent charging will kill the transfer market.   Why people are taking a punt if they pay on the never-never. The FCA have made it clear that to transfer out of … Continue reading

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Aegon stung into action by the Bee!


Let your people go! It looks like Aegon has backed down and agreed to treat its customers wishing to transfer to PensionBee, fairly. This report, based on what appears to be a press release from Aegon, suggests that Aegon will … Continue reading

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BSPS – a big win – but at what cost?


  It now seems quite certain that the New British Steel Pension Scheme will happen and that it will be populated by the majority of members of the current British Steel Pension Scheme. In announcing the results of “Time to … Continue reading

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Big pension decisions need grounding.


    I am getting worried by the return of the word “systemic”.  It pops up in Andrew Warwick-Thompson’s (otherwise) excellent article “a misunderstood shift” and it’s behind calls from those who know better to “just ban transfers”. It would … Continue reading

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Steelworkers – what to do now!


  Here is my advice – don’t worry – people are looking out for you. If you have sent your options form and have not heard back, do not worry. There is no need to panic, don’t send more option … Continue reading

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Do you want to advise BSPS members in their “time to choose”?


This blog is for financial advisers, though anyone, including BSPS members, may find it useful. Financial advisers are urgently required by these members who are in their “time to choose”. There are two self-help groups for BSPS members. One is for all … Continue reading

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The FCA is quite right to be worried about DB transfers.


The FCA has published an interesting blog entitled Our work on DB transfers. The nub of its findings follow Since October 2015 we have reviewed a total of 88 DB transfers where the recommendation was to transfer. Out of these, … Continue reading

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So you want to pay your own pension costs- do you?


A new twist to the Pension Transfer Debate has been introduced by Willis Towers Watson (WTW) at a seminar last Tuesday at their London offices. At the event, consultants reported a ripple effect caused by the surge in members transferring out. WTW … Continue reading

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LCP and Royal London; helping us make better retirement decisions


LCP and Royal London have produced a joint report on HELPING DB MEMBERS MAKE BETTER RETIREMENT DECISIONS: THE ROLE OF SCHEMES, ADVISERS, REGULATORS AND GOVERNMENT You can read it here The Main findings are The LCP Breakfast Briefing I had … Continue reading

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