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My pension road trip…

Auto-enrolment makes sense, but there are critical issues beyond pension coverage that need to be considered. BY GILLIAN RYAN I went to visit my daughter in the Gaeltacht on Sunday so we had a five-hour round trip, much of which was spent reading articles in the Sunday papers and on LinkedIn about pensions – much… Read More My pension road trip…

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How employers can help solve the savings crisis

Responding to ICAS’ fourth question of its Challenging Conversations on pensions, Iain McLellan and Jennifer Shaw, discuss how employers can help their employees become more informed about what they need to save for retirement. In a recent survey more than half (51%) of respondents believed that the Government’s minimum automatic enrolment contribution rate of 8%… Read More How employers can help solve the savings crisis

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A new dawn for pensions

By Stephanie Hawthorne What can politicians do to help restore trust in UK pensions? Experts share their views in this long-read article as part of our Challenging Conversation on pensions. UK workplace pensions over the past half century have been marked by the irreversible decline of defined benefit (DB) schemes. In 1967 there were around… Read More A new dawn for pensions

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Why we need to talk about pensions

There are big issues with pensions that society needs to address at a macro and micro level. How do we pay for them? How much should we have when we retire? Are employees satisfied that their money is invested in the right place to get the best return? Are they content that they are getting… Read More Why we need to talk about pensions

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ICAS President calls for national debate on pensions

Current pensions policy and the investment approach of many pension schemes is overly cautious, risks leaving us stuck in a rut of low aspirations and is not giving our young people an even chance to succeed. By Sir Brian Souter People who know me understand how important I think pensions are and they may also… Read More ICAS President calls for national debate on pensions

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Women should be planning their own financial security

By Tiffany Boesch According to the National Cancer Registry, one in every 33 women in South Africa is at risk of contracting breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. With October being breast cancer awareness month, this serves as a timely reminder of how important it is for women to plan financially to ensure… Read More Women should be planning their own financial security