The Aegon Master Trust will move from an affiliate board structure to fully independent, recruiting a further trustee as part of the process.
Opportunities for defined benefit (DB) schemes to pursue investment approaches that help repair the UK’s economy cannot stand in the way of improving member outcomes, Aegon says.
Aegon has launched a digital hub for employers to assist with the roll-out of their new pension scheme to employees.
The £2.3bn withdrawn flexibly from pensions in Q3 represents a 2% year-on-year decrease from monies withdrawn during the same months in 2019, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) figures show.
The Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) consultation on improving defined contribution (DC) outcomes has garnered support from the industry, but many have warned of potential unintended consequences.
As TPR prepares to kick off its first master trust supervisory cycle, Kate Smith explores how the market has changed and may continue to
The pensions industry has raised some concerns around the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) value for money definitions for workplace pensions.
The time flexibility provisions introduced to help schemes which need to report late payments from employers for workplace pension schemes will be revoked, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed.
Offerings from Aegon, Aviva, and Scottish Widows have taken the crown in the Financial Technology Research Centre’s (FTRC) annual workplace pensions and auto-enrolment (AE) ratings.
The government has confirmed the minimum pension age will rise from 55 to 57 by 2028 to coincide with the rise in the state pension age to 67.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on pension savers in Britain is continuing into the second half of the year, heightening worry around funding retirement and saving adequately.
Pension providers need to look for more innovative ways to improve engagement with their employees, according to Aegon.
The number of savers opting to withdraw a tax-free lump sum from their pension has dropped more than 53% since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Trustees, corporates and consultants have been urged not to “forget the health of their scheme” during Covid-19 and to keep an eye on key member trends.
Amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill passed by peers in the House of Lords last night will see a wide-ranging suite of reforms for the pensions industry draw another step closer.
The number of people turning 55 and becoming eligible to use the pension freedoms will hit a peak of 941,000 this year, according to Aegon.
Senior clinicians within the NHS Pension Scheme will receive extra assistance to adjust their pension accrual to fit within tax allowances.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published guidance setting out how employers can meet their automatic enrolment (AE) duties as they navigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Aegon’s independent governance committee (IGC) has unveiled its latest annual report – highlighting general good value for money but some concerns over investment and communications.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has temporarily relaxed the timeframe for schemes which need to report late payments from employers for workplace pension schemes.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has postponed its decision on whether to ban contingent charging on defined benefit (DB) transfers by up to six months.
The government has confirmed it has increased the National Insurance (NI) threshold from £8,632 to £9,500 from April.
The Bank of England’s decision to cut the base rate by 50 basis points (bps) will prove challenging for both pension schemes and retirees, the industry warns.
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