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

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

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.

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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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GMP reconciliation - The final countdown

Guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) reconciliation has been on the agenda for most contracted out defined benefit (DB) schemes for some time now. But with the end of contracting out less than two years away the issue has taken on a new urgency.

Professional Pensions | 10 Jul 2014 | 13:44 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Industry wide group seeks feedback on AE data standard PAPDIS

Pensions BIB has published the first draft of its pensions and payroll data standard, PAPDIS, for consultation.

Professional Pensions | 03 Jul 2014 | 12:46 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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The 20 best apps for trustees and pension professionals

We are looking to complete a list of the top smartphone and tablet apps for trustees and pension professionals and need your help!

Professional Pensions | 02 Jul 2014 | 13:07 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Royal Lancaster Hotel scheme appoints Goddard Perry

The Royal Lancaster Hotel Retirement Benefits Plan has appointed Goddard Perry to provide it with actuarial, administration and consulting services.

Professional Pensions | 26 Jun 2014 | 05:44 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Auto-enrolment rating service launched

A service that rates auto-enrolment (AE) schemes has been launched to target small and medium-sized employers (SMEs) late to the market.

Professional Pensions | 24 Jun 2014 | 11:17 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Watchdog expands investigation into record-keeping failures

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has widened a probe into schemes with poor record keeping practices after its research found many were failing to meet its targets.

Professional Pensions | 19 Jun 2014 | 17:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DB transfer requests double after Budget says Barnett Waddingham

Barnett Waddingham has reported a doubling in defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) transfer requests following this year’s Budget announcement.

Professional Pensions | 19 Jun 2014 | 13:23 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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EXCLUSIVE: Admin failings depriving late retirees of extra state pension

Many workers who delay taking their company pension are missing out on increases to their state pension because of administrative failings, warn legal experts.

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

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PensionsFirst undergoes rebrand to target insurers

PensionsFirst has rebranded as RiskFirst to take advantage of opportunities within the insurance sector.

Professional Pensions | 27 May 2014 | 13:07 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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PASA moves to define industry-wide standard on admin errors

The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has launched a consultation looking at error measurement and how it is being approached and reported across the industry.

Professional Pensions | 19 May 2014 | 14:06 | 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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