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Towers Watson appoints Kite as head of pensions in Scotland

Professional Pensions | 17 Mar 2014 | 10:48 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Towers Watson has appointed Jo Kite to the newly-created role of head of pensions and benefits in its Scottish division.

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Insurers race to hire for governance committees

Insurers say they are struggling to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) for their contract-based schemes and hire suitable candidates due to a limited timeframe.

Professional Pensions | 06 Mar 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Standard Life may ban workplace pension adviser charging

Standard Life is investigating placing a ban on adviser charging in connection with workplace pensions following discussion with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Professional Pensions | 04 Mar 2014 | 10:42 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Standard Life could exit Scotland over independence

Standard Life has put contingency plans in place to relocate its operations should Scotland vote for independence.

Professional Pensions | 27 Feb 2014 | 12:19 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Ombudsman reports scheme in seven-year wind-up to TPR

The Deputy Pensions Ombudsman (DPO) has ruled against the trustees of a defined contribution (DC) scheme that has not completed wind-up after seven years.

Professional Pensions | 06 Feb 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Webb reveals meetings with insurers

Pensions Minister Steve Webb has revealed that Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) officials met representatives of leading insurers 27 times over the last four months.

Professional Pensions | 04 Feb 2014 | 13:32 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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AE & regulation ‘driving demand’ for CIPs

Regulation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has sparked increased demand for centralised investment propositions (CIPs), according to experts.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jan 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Standard Life adds Patrick Granger to workplace team

Former Aviva head of distribution and business development Patrick Granger has joined Standard Life as a senior business development manager in its workplace business team.

Professional Pensions | 07 Jan 2014 | 10:11 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Standard Life adds Broadstone to string of AE tie-ups

Standard Life has announced an alliance with Broadstone Corporate Benefits to deliver packaged auto-enrolment (AE) services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Professional Pensions | 11 Dec 2013 | 11:16 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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What employers really think about pensions

The two persistent themes in the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) latest survey are that businesses value pensions but are starting to feel the strain of paying for them.

Professional Pensions | 10 Dec 2013 | 10:27 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Standard Life offers ‘six minute solution’ for AE

Standard Life has launched an auto-enrolment (AE) solution that promises to set up a qualifying pension scheme in six minutes.

Professional Pensions | 03 Dec 2013 | 10:25 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Debate: Pensions Reform - 1 Year On

In a special audio debate, PP discusses what the AE experience has been for employers and asks what lessons have been learned.

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Aon Hewitt teams with Zurich for 0.5% AMC AE deal

Aon Hewitt has launched an auto-enrolment (AE) solution in partnership with Zurich, offering a 0.5% annual management charge (AMC) for its default fund.

Professional Pensions | 08 Nov 2013 | 13:16 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Achieving better member outcomes - A practical guide to DC pensions

Shedding light on the key challenges, the Aon Hewitt guide helps you identify what you are trying to achieve for your DC members and deliver a positive impact on their outcomes. The guide examines the current situation and existing challenges, and suggests potential solutions, with clear action points for employers and trustees.

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