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Research reveals increase in people seeking financial advice – but numbers still low
Research reveals increase in people seeking financial advice – but numbers still low
Aegon
22 May 2018 United Kingdom Advisers, Savings
According to a survey by Aegon, 10% of savers currently speak to an adviser about their finances, which is a 25% increase in people seeking advice since October 2016. The report also showed that, of the people surveyed, 47% make financial decisions on their own.
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Women have a smaller pension than men in every UK region
Women have a smaller pension than men in every UK region
PensionBee
22 May 2018 United Kingdom Equality, Savings
Analysis by PensionBee has found that the pension gender gap is up to 76% in parts of the UK. According to the figures, women have an average pension pot of £16,083, which is significantly smaller than the average male pot of £23,416. This reveals an average gap of 31% although this increases to 76% in Northern Ireland where women have an average pension of £4,031.
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Investment consultant tenders in sharp decline
Investment consultant tenders in sharp decline
IC Select
21 May 2018 United Kingdom Advisers, Investment - General, Investment - Performance
According to a survey by IC Select, the number of UK pension schemes retendering for investment consulting services has sharply declined over the past decade. The survey of 1,000 schemes found that about 2.7% last year reviewed their investment consulting services by way of a retender, whereas in 2008 18.6% had done so.
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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
16 May 2018 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Transfers
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • TPR is significantly boosting its staff for more visible and forceful action against flagging schemes. Do you think this will be adequate?;
  • Are you concerned that TPR is now focusing too much on the protection of DB member benefits over and above the sustainability of employers?;
  • Should all pension schemes be required to report on the number of pension transfers they have conducted on an annual basis?;
  • Will smaller Master Trusts be able to survive under the regulator’s new authorisation regime?; and
  • Smart Pension and L&G are developing the first default retirement pathway combining annuities and drawdown. Should other providers follow suit?
1711005F5 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Will we ever summit the pension mountain?
Royal London Policy Paper 21
Royal London
16 May 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Investment - Performance, Investment - Property
Royal London has published its twenty-first policy paper, entitled "Will we ever summit the pension mountain?", which looks at how much savers need in their pension pot to avoid an uncomfortable retirement. The research found that the amount has grown in size in real terms by three quarters since 2002 from around £150,000 to £260,000. The analysis also shows that falling levels of home ownership mean that younger generations who end up having to pay rent in retirement could need a total pot as high as £445,000 to avoid a slump in living standards when they stop work.
411100183 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Australian employees getting more stressed as money pressures mount
2017/2018 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey
Willis Towers Watson
15 May 2018 Australia Countries - excl. European Union and US, Pensioners & Retirement, Savings
Findings from Willis Towers Watson's Global Benefits Attitudes Survey have revealed that for 66% of the workforce, retirement security has become a more important issue over the last two to three years. The research also found that those people experiencing higher financial stress believe that they will not be able to retire until after age 70.
411100069 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Couples money secrets add up to a lack of trust
Couples money secrets add up to a lack of trust
Prudential
11 May 2018 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement, Savings
Prudential’s annual research into the retirement aspirations and financial planning of couples aged 40 and over has found that 31% of couples have secret savings or investments that they have deliberately started without telling their partner or spouse. Despite the potential tax benefits of jointly saving into a pension, 33% of couples say they want this cash for retirement.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
10 May 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Annuities and Income Drawdown, Automatic Enrolment, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Pension Reform, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • TPR has warned it will seize assets from employers who fail to pay fines. Do you think this is fair?;
  • How should schemes deal with pension overpayments as a result of contracting out discrepancies?;
  • Should the pension freedoms be reformed to include the default option of a guaranteed income product purchased at the age of 80?;
  • Do you think the auto-enrolment threshold should be lowered to the equivalent of working 15 hours p/w on the National Living Wage - just over £6000 a year?; and
  • If Jeremy Hunt has his way and the National Insurance contributions are earmarked to fund the NHS, will this be the end of salary sacrifice?
3610998D8 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Transfer values fall over April
Xafinity Transfer Value Index
Xafinity
10 May 2018 United Kingdom Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
According to the Xafinity Transfer Value Index, pension transfer values fell from £235,000 at the end of March 2018 to £232,000 at the end of April. Xafinity Punter Southall said the fall in transfer values over April 2018 was mainly due to a an increase in gilt yields, with inflation remaining relatively stable.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Financial Literacy isn’t Financial Wellness for Canadian Employees: Mercer Study
Inside Employees’ Minds Financial Wellness survey
Mercer
9 May 2018 Canada Countries - excl. European Union and US, Pensioners & Retirement, Savings
Mercer's Inside Employees’ Minds Financial Wellness survey has found that only one third of respondents over the age of 50 say they have a strategy for managing and spending their retirement savings.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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One in five UK adults have lost track of a pension
One in five UK adults have lost track of a pension
Tilney
9 May 2018 United Kingdom Occupations/Industry Sectors, Pensioners & Retirement, Savings
Research by Tilney has highlighted a lack of engagement among British adults with their pensions. It found that one in five have lost track of a pension pot at some point, while the same proportion of respondents admitted that they have never checked their current workplace pension and 13% said they have no idea what their pension is worth.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

F21099126   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pension participation at record high but contributions cluster at minimum levels
Pension participation at record high but contributions cluster at minimum levels
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
8 May 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
According to ONS data, the proportion of employees who contribute to a workplace pension has increased by almost a quarter since automatic enrolment was introduced in October 2012. Around 73% of employees had an active workplace pension scheme in 2017, up from less than 47% in 2012.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension Finance Watch - April 2018
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
7 May 2018 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Performance
The latest Pension Finance Watch has reported that the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index increased by 2.4% to 78.9 in April 2018.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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S & P 1500 Pension Funded Status Increased by 2% in April
S & P 1500 Pension Funded Status
Mercer
4 May 2018 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
According to Mercer, the estimated aggregate funding level of pension plans sponsored by S&P 1500 companies increased by 2% in April 2018 to 89%. At the end of April, the estimated aggregate deficit was $242bn, which represents a $44bn decrease compared to the deficit measured at the end of March 2018.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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One in ten ‘targeted by Pension Freedom scammers’
One in ten ‘targeted by Pension Freedom scammers’
Prudential
4 May 2018 United Kingdom Pension Liberation
According to research for Prudential, 9% of over-55s say they have been approached about their pension funds by people they now believe to be scammers since the pension freedoms came into effect in April 2015.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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