Lessons must be learned from open banking in order to make the pensions dashboard a success for the modern saver, says Darren Philp.
Government plans to increase the general levy will disproportionately hit members who have been auto-enrolled, says Darren Philp
With political parties drawing up their manifestos for next month’s general election, Kim Kaveh explores the industry’s ambitions for future pensions policy.
The government-backed Star Initiative has reached 50 signatories, surpassing its initial target of 30. Holly Roach looks at the project’s progress.
Improvements in governance are leading to increasing investment innovation in DC. In this roundtable, panellists discuss charges, alternative investments and how schemes are approaching ESG
Low member engagement, poor scheme governance, and multiple pots can be equally as detrimental to defined contribution (DC) funds as opaque charges and high costs, research finds.
Smart Pension's head of policy and communications says Now Pensions' AE index was propaganda but raises the issue of the long-term effect of charges.
The industry has broadly praised the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) proposal to ban contingent charging on defined benefit (DB) transfer advice as a move towards improving retirement outcomes.
Initial responses to the government's consultation on DC investment innovation reveals a mixed views on a range of its proposals. Kim Kaveh reports.
Darren Philp says while the DWP's response to the pension dashboard consultation is a step forward, there is still much to do to ensure success of the project
As AE contribution rates rise to a minimum of 8% in just a few days time, Kim Kaveh speaks to four master trusts about their preparations for a potential change in member behaviour.
Smart Pension has submitted its master trust authorisation application to The Pensions Regulator (TPR), joining at least 14 other master trusts awaiting response.
Darren Philp argues collective defined contribution could really come to life this year if innovation is allowed to thrive.
The industry has welcomed the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) feasibility report into the pensions dashboard as a move towards improving member outcomes.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should reveal the names of master trusts that will not apply for authorisation and take a measured approach, industry experts have said.
Hyperbolic discounting and political temptation: Why Brexit-fuelled AE reversal would be a 'monumental' mistake
The home secretary has suggested AE should be scrapped in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Darren Philp explains why this would be misguided
Former shadow pensions minister Gregg McClymont has been hired as director of policy and external affairs at B&CE - the provider of The People's Pension.
This week's top stores included news that Nortel Network's UK defined benefit scheme will exit Pension Protection Fund assessment with £550m from insolvency proceeds to use to boost members' benefits.
Darren Philp is set to leave B&CE and The People's Pension this September as he takes up a new role as head of policy at Smart Pension.
The Fraud Compensation Fund (FCF) levy will unfairly hit auto-enrolment (AE) savers under government proposals, The People's Pension has warned.
Esther McVey must ensure current pension projects are not neglected and continue the success of auto-enrolment (AE) as a priority, industry commentators say.
Master trusts have escaped significant regulatory scrutiny despite their surge in usage under AE since 2012, but this will soon change. James Phillips reports.
Methods should be the same for both men and women as, contrary to popular belief, research shows there are few disparities between how they respond, writes Kim Kaveh.
Defined contribution (DC) occupational schemes will be forced to disclose to members costs and charges associated with investing their retirement pots, the government has announced.