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Pension Blog - January 2009 
 
This blog allows us to air our views and opinions on pension related issues. We don't ask or expect you to agree with our opinions - but you're welcome to comment about a particular blog by sending us an email to enquiries@mycompanypension.co.uk  
 
Here's a classis example of where pension education has really worked: the Police Pension Scheme. Why? Well if there’s one topic guaranteed to start a lively...
 posted 30/01/2009
 
The greatest number of complaints received by the Pensions Ombudsman focus on ill health issues, most commonly to do with whether processes as defined in...
 posted 29/01/2009
 
The current economic climate has further raised the issue of the inequities of mandatory retirement at age 65. Discussed in an article in Citywire, Lord Carter...
 posted 28/01/2009
 
Client Agreements and Unfair Contracts
I was alerted to this little gem of a document published by the Financial Services Authority within which it considers the use of terminology in Client Agreements...
 posted 27/01/2009
 
Shaken and stirred: consumer confidence
This is a powerful article from Deborah Hargreaves at The Guardian. She writes about investor confidence – shaken dramatically by events over the...
 posted 23/01/2009
 
Regulator crashes from one crisis to another
You might have gathered from some of my previous comments that I have very little time for the Financial Services Authority which presides over the...
 posted 22/01/2009
 
Retirement savings penalised by DWP
I came across this article todya and thought it worthy of bringing to your attention. It's about the way pensioners' savings are treated in calculating pension credit...
 posted 21/01/2009
 
Standard Life Pension Sterling Fund: when ‘cash’ is not king
When Standard Life wrote-down their Pension Sterling Fund by 5% recently I wonder whether they knew what kind of backlash to expect from investors. Given...
 posted 19/01/2009
 
Pension transfer delays maladministration, says Ombudsman
One of the most common causes of complaints dealt with by the Pensions Ombudsman is delays involving transfer values, whether from defined benefit or...
 posted 16/01/2009
 
Early retirement hopes dashed
Latest research from Life Trust reveals that ‘…one in 10 adults currently working feel that, in light of the current economic crisis, they now expect to have to...
 posted 14/01/2009
 
Children, pensions and inheritance tax
Continuing from my comment yesterday about compound interest, an old colleague of mine, Tom McPhail, reveals some interesting figures in an article...
 posted 13/01/2009
 
Pensions: how to have your cake and eat it
I thought this was an interesting article for several reasons, but not least because of this quote: ‘You're going to learn to love your pension. To see it as a georgeous...
 posted 12/01/2009
 
   
   
   
   

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