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Auto-enrolled through L&G/Ease – read this.

This blog is written for employers and advisers who have used or assisted with the ITM eAsE link to L&G’s workplace savings Plan. You are where you are – here is some context and some thoughts on your position] For … Continue reading

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Are you and your savings “retirement ready”?

I’m getting fit, which is a long way off saying “I’m fit” in any sense of the words. But just getting rid of the first few pounds has put me in a much better frame of mind. Many of us … Continue reading

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Who’s fooling whom – on workplace pensions

“We all have one- we all know who chose it, but none of us know why?” In the 19th century, when riddles were popular, this would have been counted an interesting question. Riddling could make a comeback on social media … Continue reading

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Prudential’s IGC get it right – a model Chair report.

To understand why the Prudential’s IGC reports are so good, you need to go to first principals and read the opening paragraphs of their value for money definition (oddly sitting on p40 of the report) The IGC’s approach to VfM … Continue reading

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There is only so much pension risk, an ordinary person can take.

This diagram shows us the points where we can do well in our “journey” as DC investors. It’s a useful starting point in working out how we create value for money for ourselves. This article shows that how much we … Continue reading

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Standard Phoenixed.

There are few examples, since the demise of Equitable Life, quite so ignominious, as the end to Standard Life. Standard Life Assurance Limited is being sold to Phoenix Life for just £3.2bn , part of which will be paid to … Continue reading

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Time for a DC upgrade?

I was wading through yet another long and technical explanation of CDC  when I got my Eureka moment! I don’t want a CDC plan, I want a DC upgrade! I’m not dissing legal eagle Sandeep Maudgil (who’s soon to appear … Continue reading

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Employers be warned; your workplace pension responsibilities are wider than you think!

    When I read this social media add from the Pensions Regulator I half thought tPR were encouraging employers to engage with their pension. No such luck – the pages behind the link explain the employer duties and responsibilities … Continue reading

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Time for bosses to get value from Workie!

There is plenty of crowing in policy circles about the success of auto-enrolment. The headlines are certainly good with nearly 9m new savers and over 1m new employers due to have staged by October. The public has taken to Workie … Continue reading

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How can we expect the young to save? Here’s how!

The odds are stacked against our kids. Low interest rates make paying a mortgage a cinch But tight credit makes getting a first-time  mortgage a nightmare House price inflation makes first-time buying near impossible And pushes up rents as demand … Continue reading

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