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Saga welcomes FCA quizzing pension providers

The new pension freedoms introduced in April now means that the over 55s are able to cash in their pension.
Posted on Friday Jul 3

Millions more automatically enrolled for workplace pensions

A new government campaign will help make smaller companies aware of their duties to automatically enrol workers into a pension scheme.
Posted on Friday Jul 3

Lancashire and London Pensions Partnership to go ahead

Lancashire County Pension Fund Committee (LCPF) and the London Pensions Fund Authority Board (LPFA) today announced that they have formed their innovative £10bn Asset Liability Management Partnership, which will initially be known as the Lancashire and London Pensions Partnership (LLPP).
Posted on Friday Jul 3

One in four over-65s are owed money by their adult children

Please see below research from MetLife showing 23% of over-65s are owned money by their adult children. The average debt owed by adult children is £3,100 but one in 10 are owed more than £5,000
Posted on Friday Jul 3

Reforms that small business pension providers would like

Over the next two years the founders of more than a million small and micro firms will have to take on the responsibility of starting a pension for their staff. Often many of these entrepreneurs may not even have had a pension themselves, and none of their young workforces will have either.
Posted on Friday Jul 3

Expansion of Pension Wise, comment from Aegon

Steven Cameron, Regulatory Strategy Director at Aegon UK commenting on the expansion of Pension Wise states:
Posted on Thursday Jul 2

Employers lack the knowledge to make decisions about AE

A staggering 84% of advisers are concerned that employers lack the knowledge to make informed decisions on the appropriate auto enrolment solution for their employees according to new research* conducted by independent financial researcher Defaqto on behalf of NOW: Pensions.
Posted on Thursday Jul 2

Nick Tinker to join Lincoln Pensions

Lincoln Pensions Limited (“Lincoln Pensions”), the UK specialist pensions advisory business, is adding further to the strength of its senior team with the appointment of Nick Tinker as a Director.
Posted on Thursday Jul 2

JLT DB pension funding update

JLT Employee Benefits (JLT) has updated its monthly index, showing the funding position of all UK private sector defined benefit (DB) pension schemes under the standard accounting measure (IAS19) used in company reports and accounts.
As at 30 June 2015, JLT estimates the total DB pension scheme funding position as follows:

Posted on Wednesday Jul 1

NEST launch its retirement blueprint for pension freedoms

NEST has launched its blueprint for a retirement income strategy suitable for its members, who represent the ‘DC dependent’ generation in the new pensions landscape.
Posted on Wednesday Jul 1

NAPF launch financial education service with Wealth at Work

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Monday) announced the launch of a new financial education service, supported by WEALTH at work. It has been designed to work for pension schemes to offer to their members as well as for individuals approaching retirement.
Posted on Wednesday Jul 1

Where will you retire? Look at your current job for a clue

The career choices you make could be reflected in which part of the country you live when you retire, according to new analysis1 by Prudential. The analysis of 2011 ONS census data reveals which local authority districts in England and Wales have the highest concentration of retirees from different occupations and industries.
Posted on Wednesday Jul 1

1 in 5 over 50s targeted by pension scammers

Retirement Advantage is warning retirees to be alert to approaches by fraudsters, after its new research found that one in five over 50s may have been targeted by scammers looking to trick people out of their savings.
Posted on Tuesday Jun 30

'ludicrous' comments Menzies on pension tax relief

Proposed restrictions on income tax relief ‘ludicrous’ says Tim Humphries, associate director at Menzies LLP:
Posted on Tuesday Jun 30

Broadstone comments on emergency Budget

John Broome Saunders of Broadstone comments on what we can potentially expect from the emergency Budget:
Posted on Monday Jun 29

Buck Consultants launches new pensions and benefits platform

Buck Consultants at Xerox today announces the launch of Global Vision, a new online platform for trustees and plan sponsors which provides a range of decision-supporting tools and data to help trustees keep track of and manage risk in their pension schemes and benefit plans. The new platform also makes it easy to access documents through a secure portal.

Posted on Monday Jun 29

AE still excludes the most vulnerable, says Portal Financial

Auto-enrolment is an undeniable success, but its eligibility criteria means that it continues to exclude those most in need, argues Portal Financial, one of the UK’s largest retirement specialists.
Posted on Monday Jun 29

PIC reinsures £1.6bn of longevity with PICA

Pension Insurance Corporation (“PIC”), a specialist insurer of defined benefit pension funds, has concluded a £1.6 billion longevity reinsurance agreement with the Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA), a Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) company
Posted on Monday Jun 29

ABI's requirements for secondary annuity market to work

The ABI today sets out what is needed to ensure that the Government’s plans to create a secondary market for the selling of annuities can work for consumers. In its submission to the Government’s consultation, the ABI expresses its support in principle for the reforms but urges for the implementation not to be rushed, given the considerable challenges in establishing a functioning market and ensuring adequate protection for consumers, especially access to advice and guidance.
Posted on Friday Jun 26

Government needs a long term strategy for later life funding

“Recent successes in poverty reduction at older ages could be reduced to a footnote in history” in the absence of a long term strategy for later life funding, argues ILC-UK in a new White Paper for the Centre for Later Life Funding.
Posted on Friday Jun 26

Prioritising pensions aid women close gap on male colleagues

by Angela Seymour Jackson, Managing Director, Workplace Solutions Aegon. Last week Nobel laureate Sir Tim Hunt lit a fire under the gender equality debate and the flames of discussion are still burning across the national media’s front pages.
Posted on Friday Jun 26

Providers still struggling with UFPLS processing

HMRC reporting on UFPLS requests proves biggest admin headache for providers post Freedom Day, finds new Dunstan Thomas poll
Posted on Thursday Jun 25

Number crunching post-pension freedoms

Speaking at this week’s Westminster and City Conference, David Thompson, managing director of business development and proposition, AXA Wealth, discusses the impact of the pension freedoms so far.

Posted on Thursday Jun 25

Comment on OECD warning on pension solvency - JLT

Following the OECD's warning that ultra low interest rates posed serious problems to pension schemes' solvency, Charles Cowling, Director, JLT Employee Benefits, comments:
Posted on Thursday Jun 25

Retirement saving hits record high but 6.2m fail to save

Retirement saving in the UK has reached the highest level ever recorded, with (56%) of the population now saving adequately, according to new research.
Posted on Wednesday Jun 24

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