Blogs

  • Easing the Squeeze on Net Pay savers and those hit hardest by Covid-19

    13/10/2021

    This Budget we need to get rid of the quirks in pensions tax relief so that 1.5m low earners who have been missing out can automatically qualify for it and people who have had to use their pension savings during the pandemic are not penalised for paying the money back.

  • We Need to Talk About Pensions

    15/09/2021

    How do you feel about your finances as you head towards retirement? Most of us don’t want to think about it, but a little planning ahead and some sensible guidance can make life easier. Here are some of the things ABI policy adviser Matthew Field has been thinking about ahead of the FCA’s consumer investments strategy.

  • From 55 to 57 in the most complicated way possible

    14/09/2021

    ABI is calling for a simpler approach when the Government delivers its planned increase of the age that you can first access your pension from 55 to 57. The proposals will cause enormous confusion for pension savers navigating the already complicated UK pension system. Tax Adviser Dan Gallon explains just how badly the proposed changes to NMPA will impact pension savers.

  • Gretel - reuniting lost assets with their owners

    05/08/2021

    Duncan Stevens, CEO of fintech specialist, Gretel, discusses the Dormant Asset Bill’s impact on the industry and asks, why do insurers struggle to reunite lost assets with their owners?

  • Change advice rules to help customers choose pension withdrawals

    12/07/2021

    Pension withdrawals are the key remaining challenge in helping people to navigate pension freedoms. Deciding when and how much income to draw from a pension can be complex, and people need far more support than most are currently getting. Changing the advice rules would enable providers to do more to help customers with these choices, building on the example set by investment pathways.

  • Work together and stamp out pension scams

    07/05/2021

    On 4 May, Nicola Parish (Executive Director, The Pensions Regulator) spoke at our Saving and Financial Wellbeing webinar on the subject of pension scams. This blog is based on her speech and calls for the industry to take action on protecting customers from pension scams. The on-demand video of the event will be available on our website in the coming weeks.

  • Make My Money Matter: How pension funds can better serve their members

    22/04/2021

    Blog by Tony Burdon, CEO, Make My Money Matter The UN’s biggest ever opinion poll recently found that two thirds of people across the world consider climate change a global emergency. The…

  • The Role of Pensions in Driving ESG Investment

    24/02/2021

    Interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing has grown significantly in recent years with consumers, driven by Generation X and millennials...

  • 'A positive force in people’s lives'

    21/12/2020

    Yvonne Braun, Director of Policy, Long-term Savings and Protection, answers questions on how customers can be better supported through – and beyond – the Covid-19 crisis.

  • What more can be done to help people with retirement decisions?

    04/12/2020

    Our Head of Long-Term Savings, Rob Yuille, looks at what more needs to be done to help people make decisions at retirement, examining the essence of the problem and the direction of the solution.