Around £17.5bn of buy-ins and buyouts were transacted in the first half of the year as market records continue to tumble.
With all insurers having published their results to June, the first six months saw the highest volume of deals in any first half since records began in 2007. The £17.5bn figure compares to just £7.7bn...
This week's top stories included Legal & General acquiring MyFutureNow to provide a dashboard service to customers, while also agreeing a hybrid buy-in with a Hitachi scheme.
NEST has signed up to the government-backed Star Initiative, taking all of its 8 million members' pension pots with it.
It is perhaps inherently difficult to find an agreed definition of value for money, but some methodologies could act as a stopgap, argues Jonathan Stapleton.