The Brexit circus is coming to town

January 07, 2016 Tom Murray

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This article was originally commissioned and published in December 2015 for Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts. Tom Murray considers the troublesome wait for Brexit and how this uncertainty could cause major volatility in the investment markets.
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Life and pensions set for a good year in 2016

January 04, 2016 Norman Carroll

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Life and pensions set for a good year in 2016 The last few years have been difficult for all of us working in the financial services sector. The hangover from the boom that preceded the global financial crisis of 2008 lasted far longer than originally predicted, and the ‘plink, plink, fizz’ of the austerity cure was slow to work its magic.
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Pension Wise – Paying more for less

December 21, 2015 Tom Murray

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Pension Wise - Paying more for less When George Osborne stood up and accidentally announced that there would be advice given free to all when they reached retirement, so that people would be educated in how to make the most of their new pension freedoms, the Treasury spin doctors leapt into action to clarify the statement. What was meant was guidance, we were told, a cheaper level than advice which would guide people through the options available but definitively not recommend anything to the individuals receiving the guidance.
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Exaxe wins Pensions Technology Provider of the Year award at the Irish Pensions Awards 2015

November 26, 2015 Sharon Cronin

Technology Provider of the Year SaaS Pensions Irish Pensions Press releases

NEWS RELEASE EXAXE WINS PENSIONS TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER OF THE YEAR AWARD AT IRISH PENSIONS AWARDS 2015 Dublin, 26th November, 2015 Exaxe, the specialist solutions provider for the life and pensions industry, announced today that it won the award for Pensions Technology Provider of the Year at last night’s Irish Pension Awards 2015 held in the Shelbourne Hotel, in Dublin.
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Why Workie won’t work

November 16, 2015 Tom Murray

DWP Pensions department of work and pensions UK Workie

Why Workie won’t work As we move into the second phase of auto-enrolment (AE), with the arrival of the staging dates for small and micro-employers, we need to be very careful that our message isn’t getting lost. Both the government and the industry need to focus on getting the large number of people still without a pension enrolled in a scheme.
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Exaxe White Paper: Real-time data and UK Policy Administration Systems

November 10, 2015 Exaxe

White Papers Pensions UK Admin Plus wrapping legacy systems

Exaxe White Paper: Real-time data and UK Policy Administration Systems Is your PAS choking your customer-driven strategy? This white paper examines the challenges facing providers in administrating business in the life and pensions industry as we move towards the third decade of the 21st Century, and it considers what are the fundamental requirements needed for an administration system if it is to meet those challenges.
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Forget robo-advice. Robo-guidance is the answer.

November 02, 2015 Tom Murray

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Forget robo-advice. Robo-guidance is the answer. The difficulty of separating out the difference between guidance and advice has caused much anguished discussion in the press ever since the idea of guidance was first mooted after the introduction of pension freedoms. True, advice is too expensive for those with smaller pension pots, but arguably their lack of money means that they are more in need of advice to make sure they don’t make mistakes with the little they have.
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VIDEO: Seeking .NET Software Developers to join our team!

October 30, 2015 Sharon Cronin

Irish technology company Sandyford recruiting .NET Software Developers Life and Pensions

Seeking .NET Software Developers to join our team! We are seeking ambitious and enthusiastic .NET Software Developers at all levels to support the on-going growth and expansion of our business. To find out more visit www.exaxe.com/careers and to apply please email a cover letter and a copy of your resume to careers@exaxe.com.
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SaaS in Life and Pensions; Every Cloud…

October 07, 2015 Philip Naughton

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SaaS in Life and Pensions; Every Cloud… Are you in the Cloud? Or, just lost in the fog? Do you have the nagging feeling that everyone else is there and so should you? These are the questions that bedevil CIOs and CTOs these days. If one reads the trade press, one can easily end up with the impression that everyone, but you, is floating on a high, looking down on the Ryanair flights passing below. In practice, the majority of core application implementations in the life and pensions industry have been on-premise, and are likely to remain that way in the short-term.
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Income protection – the forgotten product

September 16, 2015 Tom Murray

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Actuarial Post: Income protection – the forgotten product This article was originally commissioned for the August/September 2015 edition of the Actuarial Post.
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