The small pots working group has made a number of recommendations on how to tackle the growth of deferred members with small pension pots within the AE pensions market – urging the government and industry to take action to enable large-scale mass transfers....
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation on the future of the general levy, seeking to close a potential £230m funding gap if rates remain unchanged.
The pensions industry still trails behind others with its use of technology, writes Holly Roach.
Smart has launched a retirement product in a bid to help guide members and bridge the advice gap.
Smart has formally entered the American pensions market ahead of the launch of a record-keeping solution for pension equity plans in 2021.
Here they are – the winners of the second annual Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards...
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.
Employee benefits service WorkLife has partnered with Smart Pension to add workplace pensions to its digital platform.
The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) has asked the industry for “workable solutions” to address the problem of problem of proliferating small pension pots.
The Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) has launched a formal call for input, seeking industry views on data standards for the initial dashboards.
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Natixis Investment Managers has made a strategic investment in Smart, the technology platform behind the Smart Pension master trust.
The government will raise the two tapered annual allowance thresholds by £90,000 in a bid to reduce the tax impact on high-earning NHS staff.
Smart Pension is set to take on all members and employers of the Welplan Pensions Master Trust, following its closure last year.
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
The Department for Work and Pensions’ consultation on increasing the general levy has closed. Holly Roach looks at the industry’s response to its proposals
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation setting out proposals for the adoption and launch of simpler annual benefit statements. Holly Roach reports
The government-backed Star Initiative has reached 50 signatories, surpassing its initial target of 30. Holly Roach looks at the project’s progress.
TPR’s consultation on the future of trusteeship closed last week, but there are mixed views on its proposals. Kim Kaveh looks at the industry’s responses.
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.
Ten pension schemes representing over 19 million members and more than £150bn in assets under management have written a joint public letter endorsing the Cost Transparency Initiative (CTI).
Smart Pension and The Lewis Workplace Pension Trust have been authorised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR), taking the total number of approved schemes to 22.