Pension companies must be given the power to trigger an “urgent regulatory response” to savers at risk of fraud, while regulators should be able to override the right to transfer, The People’s Pension and The Police Foundation have said.
Law enforcement, financial regulators and the private sector need to do much more and work together to protect savers from fraudsters, says Phil Brown.
Pension fund savers switching out of their default funds and making their own investment decisions could face a cut in their final pot value of up to £247,000, research has found.
Gregg McClymont says AE schemes make it easy to opt-out should members feel contributions are not in their best interest
The People’s Pension (TPP) has appointed Baroness Jeannie Drake and Mark Condron to its board of trustees.
B&CE, the provider of The People’s Pension, has furloughed just under a quarter of its members of staff in response to pressures from the Covid-19 crisis.
Guy Opperman has confirmed the earnings trigger for auto-enrolment (AE) will remain at £10,000 following this year’s annual review.
The Money and Pensions Service (Maps) has launched a financial wellbeing strategy to address poor financial wellbeing in the UK.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched a mentoring and development programme, which it will deliver in conjunction with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
DC schemes are increasingly looking at investing in alternatives but face a number of challenges. Charlotte Moore takes a look at the issues they face.
The Conservatives’ romp at last week’s national poll gives a great chance to make dramatic changes to boost people’s pensions, says Gregg McClymont.
Ten master trusts will pay at least 25% of the total general levy despite holding just 2% of assets, according to The People’s Pension (TPP).
The People’s Pension’s (TPP) plans to overhaul its charging structure have been delayed following system testing issues.
The People’s Pension (TPP) has urged the next government to improve saving for low paid workers and increase pension transparency ahead of the 12 December general election.
Workplace pension schemes may not be doing enough to fix ‘pension blind spots’ as many workers remain unaware of the benefits available to them, the Money and Pensions Service (MAPS) has found.
The industry constantly talks about the need to engage members. Gregg McClymont says a more important priority is how to ensure all schemes are governed well.
B&CE has launched a redundancy consultation with staff as part of a plan to reduce costs and become more efficient.
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.
Women's savings are being cut due to part-time work leaving them £105,000 worse off than men in retirement, research conducted by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) and Now Pensions revealed.
This week's Pensions Buzz respondents have decidedly rejected former energy and climate change secretary Sir Ed Davey's argument that schemes should divest from fossil fuel intensive companies.
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.
Philip Hammond's Spring Statement was empty of any direct pension news as the Treasury sought to avoid major policy announcements.
The People's Pension has submitted its authorisation application to The Pensions Regulator (TPR), with four weeks to go until the deadline.
This week's top stories included a Freedom of Information request revealing more than 100,000 savers could face six-figure tax bills as a result of GMP equalisation.