Time for Pensions to blow its own trumpet

September 05, 2017 Tom Murray

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Time for Pensions to blow its own trumpet A recent survey by Which? magazine found that the general public has greater faith in Banks than it does in pensions. Banking services are trusted far more than any long-term savings product such as pensions, by a margin of 40% to 23%. 
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Pensions Dashboard – information at the expense of knowledge?

August 17, 2017 Tom Murray

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Pensions Dashboard – information at the expense of knowledge?     By Tom Murray, Head of Product Strategy, Exaxe. This article was originally commissioned for the August 2017 edition of the Actuarial Post.
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Investec into life insurance, Pension Board and Robo Future in the UK

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Life & Pension News Recap – Aviva providing strong return for shareholders, double tax relief, going digital & why blockchain is so hot

February 13, 2017 Sharon Cronin

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Another busy week for the life insurance and pension industry, with companies changing hands, people claiming double tax relief, digital of course and why we are so hot for blockchain.  
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2017 - the year automation takes a quantum leap

January 03, 2017 Norman Carroll

Pensions insurance blockchain

When I wrote my New Year’s Blog in 2016, I said that the pace of technological, regulatory and political change would increase throughout 2016, promising a year of exciting challenges and opportunities for all of us in the life and pensions sector.  Little did I know what a massive understatement I was making!
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Somebody in the Bank of England understands pensions

September 13, 2016 Tom Murray

Pensions Bank of England

Somebody in the Bank of England understands pensions   There was much consternation in the pension world recently when the Bank’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, stated in an interview that he “could not make the remotest sense” of pensions.  However, before we all start to lose sleep over the fate of the BoE employees and their future retirement plans, it has become clear that there is someone in Threadneedle Street who appears to know exactly how pensions work.
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Downward spiral continues for pensions

September 05, 2016 Tom Murray

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Downward spiral continues for pensions This week’s news that Carclo, a major technical plastics manufacturer in Yorkshire, has warned that its final dividend to shareholders will be reduced or eliminated in order to shore up the company’s defined-benefit pension fund, starts to bring the reality of the crisis in pensions home to a wider audience.  The significant decrease in bond-values, the primary investment component of most defined benefit pension funds, since the EU referendum result means that the liabilities have grown significantly, and therefore the shareholders share of the profit must be sacrificed to plug the gap.
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Actuarial Post: Oz goes back to basics with Pensions - Life & Pension

August 10, 2016 Tom Murray

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Oz goes back to basics with Pensions This article was originally commissioned for the July 2016 edition of the Actuarial Post.
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Pensions Minister job downgraded… but not far enough

July 19, 2016 Tom Murray

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Pensions Minister job downgraded… but not far enough The summer has been notable for the number of retirements from the political scene.  Gone are the Prime Minister and Chancellor, the Leader of UKIP, and a large swathe of ministers and shadow ministers.  These are off to join the jetsam of ex-Ministers washed up by the last general election, just one year ago.
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Brexit - Keep Calm and Carry On

June 27, 2016 Tom Murray

Pensions Brexit Life financial services

Brexit – Keep Calm and Carry On The shock reverberating throughout the UK financial services sector from the success of the ‘Leave’ vote is palpable.  The plunging pound and falling stock markets have contributed to an air of panic throughout the business world.  And yet in many ways, the effect on businesses will be far less dramatic than the over-excited media would have you believe. 
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