Government’s latest efforts to prevent pensions scams through cold calling as progress is welcomed, but the fight very much continues to help protect members’ benefits. Michael De Souza, Technical and Compliance Manager at Trafalgar House.
Published: 29 August 2017
Quantum Advisory, the leading pensions, benefits and actuarial firm, today argued that the ‘crisis’ in the Defined Benefit industry is being over exaggerated. Commenting, Partner Phil Farrell.
Published: 14 August 2017
Half of companies are not personalising pension communication 97 percent of UK companies are currently experiencing significant pension inertia within their workforce, according to a study of over 100 organisations by LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s UK DC Master Trust. Commenting on the findings, David Bird, Head of Proposition Development at LifeSight.
Published: 10 August 2017
The Pension Regulator has released auto-enrolment commentary and analysis for the year up to 31st March 2017. From Nathan Long - Senior Pension Analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.
Published: 3 August 2017
The latest Drewberry Wealth & Protection Survey reveals that, although the ranks of the self-employed continue to swell, the average self-employed Briton is falling far behind in terms of their earnings, pension and insurance provision.
Published: 31 July 2017
The FCA has confirmed rules on how and when it will collect data about those accessing their pensions. From Nathan Long – Senior Pension Analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.
Published: 24 July 2017
The FCA’s interim report on its Retirement Outcomes Review makes for worrying reading. One of the few encouraging findings is that people don’t seem to be freeing their pensions savings to buy Lamborghinis. Claire van Rees, partner at Sackers, comments on the interim findings of the FCA’s Retirement Outcomes Review:
Published: 18 July 2017
A new report from LV=, ‘Balancing flexibility and security - Why partial transfers should be a standard option’, encourages defined benefit (DB) trustees to make partial transfers a standard option for their members due to the mix of income security and flexibility these can offer. Mary Stewart, Head of Corporate Solutions at LV=.
Published: 8 July 2017
The results for the UK general election have been announced. Despite failing to win a majority, the Conservatives have secured support from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and will remain in power.
Published: 22 June 2017
Our pension and savings system is vital for the long term prosperity of tens of millions of ordinary savers and investors. For some it has worked very well, however for others it still appears complex and difficult to navigate. Hargreaves Lansdown is publishing a manifesto for savers and investors. Comment Tom McPhail, Head of Policy.
Published: 19 June 2017