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"Ease of use" or "value for money"?

Paul Lewis, above all other financial journalists is the master of the 140 character tweet. Here is one of his very best, embedded in a conversation with Louise Cooper. 650 more words



I just got back from Bali from a 4 days 3 nights trip.

It’s my third time there – I first went with my college girlfriends (2013), the second time was for a good friend’s wedding last year (2016). 1,819 more words


Growing Time

With all the preparatory work done in the garden over the last six weeks the came over the weekend to actually get to work stocking it up with a few plants to brighten things up a bit.  529 more words

Life & Times

NEST's dirty laundry on the line!

Thanks to First Actuarial for producing this chart for this blog.

Here’s how to read

In 2010 when NEST opened , it had no assets – it  had quite a lot of debt (£134m* from setting up days as PADA) so lets assume it started life two years before with PADA. 1,217 more words


Winning and losing IGCs - class of 2017!

With (almost) all the known IGC reports in, it’s time to see how the reports of 2017 stacked up against 2016. Apologies that the links in the table don’t work, my formatting skills are poor and I’ve included the links in the Directory below this picture. 578 more words


Telford's finest - the ReAssure 2017 IGC report

What UK Life insurer is based in Telford Shropshire?

Answer – ReAssure

And if you were in a workplace pension with Guardian, HSBC, Barclays Life, Alico and National Mutual, you are now one of their customers.

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Radical thoughts about "value for money" - from Julius Pursaill (aka mystery blogger)

Establishing a consensus on what “value for money” is, is proving too hard for the IGCs and Trustees, we need intervention from a “deus ex machina” (aka the FCA).

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