Admin / technology

Public in the dark about trivial commutation changes

Professional Pensions | 12 Sep 2014 | 13:01 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

The vast majority of people with small pension pots over 55 years of age are unaware of their option to cash them in, according to a survey commissioned by Xafinity.

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MNOPF merges pension payments for member ease

The Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) has consolidated its pension payments to simplify the process for members.

Professional Pensions | 12 Sep 2014 | 11:30 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Investors face £680m losses on unclaimed withholding tax

UK investors lost out on more than £680m in rightful returns from foreign shares and bonds in the latest financial year, according to new research.

Professional Pensions | 28 Aug 2014 | 13:09 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Budget causes surge in online pensions enquiries

The Budget announcement that savers will have more flexibility over how they take their pension has instigated a surge in people engaging with their schemes online, according to a software provider.

Professional Pensions | 07 Aug 2014 | 13:22 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Pension schemes are driving transparency and technology in FX markets

Pension funds are helping to drive transparency in the FX markets as broker-dealers are increasingly incentivised to move to electronic trading.

Professional Pensions | 06 Aug 2014 | 11:17 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Schemes not paying enough attention to fraud and maladministration

Trustee boards are devoting insufficient time to administration issues despite identifying maladministration as the biggest risk they faced, according to research from Baker Tilly.

Professional Pensions | 01 Aug 2014 | 13:33 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Origo publishes auto-enrolment data standards

Origo has published a set of standards aimed at ensuring schemes, employers and payroll providers can handle auto-enrolment data.

Professional Pensions | 30 Jul 2014 | 13:23 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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JLT EB reveals £10m cost of Ensign acquisition

JLT Employee Benefits’ paid £9.9m to acquire Ensign Pensions Administration from the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund in May, according to the firm’s half-yearly report.

Professional Pensions | 29 Jul 2014 | 13:39 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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How DWP proposes to create pot follows member

Natasha Browne looks at DWP’s proposals for making pot follows member work in practice

Professional Pensions | 24 Jul 2014 | 17:23

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Barnett Waddingham launches valuation tool for DB code of practice compliance

Barnett Waddingham has unveiled an online valuation tool targeted at trustees and employers to help them comply with the updated defined benefit (DB) code of practice.

Professional Pensions | 24 Jul 2014 | 13:39 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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EXCLUSIVE: TPAs face regulation under EU data laws; trustee ‘push back’ likely

Third-party administrators (TPAs) will be regulated as data processors under new rules being drafted by the European Union – a move that is set to significantly increase the amount of ‘push back’ onto trustees.

Professional Pensions | 15 Jul 2014 | 12:43 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Administration Fee Survey: Smaller schemes paying many times more UPDATED WITH DATA

The fifth annual Kim Gubler Administration Fee Survey finds smaller schemes are paying many times more per member for their admin than their larger counterparts. Helen Morrissey looks at the data to find out why.

Professional Pensions | 11 Jul 2014 | 13:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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First open standards electronic pension transfer completed

The first open standards electronic pension transfer has occurred between Cranfords and Hargreaves Lansdown.

Professional Pensions | 11 Jul 2014 | 11:26 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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A guide to Pensions Stability

 

This guide to Pensions Stability explores the new financial and operational model for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Pension schemes are still being run with far greater risk than is necessary and there is an opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment for trustees and sponsors.

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Joint institute pensions survey 2014

 

This inaugural survey among 326 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) asked whether auto-enrolment will deliver on its goals; if contribution rates for employees and employers need to rise; and whether pensions tax relief needs further reform.

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