How will Education, Savings, Technology and the Future Landscape continue to shape pensions that are fit for the future?
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Here we look at financial education, from the use of plain language to helping people get in tune with different savings concepts like the power of compound interest. Is the industry doing enough, at the right time, to help make pensions accessible and engaging?
In the blog Alex Waite explores the increase in the number of flexible payments being cashed out of pension schemes.
In this blog, Bob Scott asks whether ad campaigns featuring TV stars, furry monsters and workplace ‘mini-me’s are succeeding in getting the engagement message across.
In the second part of our 'Challenging Misconceptions' series, Tim Box, tackles other misconceptions, setting the record straight on where responsibility lies for pensions, how to know if you’re saving enough, and what investment options are on offer.
In this blog, Tim Box, discusses some of the most common misconceptions surrounding the pensions industry.
In this blog, Tim Box, addresses some of the burning questions Future Pensioners are asking.
Our guest blogger, Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen seeks to address the gender investment gap in Denmark.
In this blog, Alex Waite discusses the overuse of jargon and unnecessary language in the pensions industry.
Does England's recent form in pensions warrant the same celebration as our football success?
In this blog, Helen Shackelford shares some of the conversations she’s had with DC savers and discusses ways we can help people understand the advantages of saving via a pension scheme
In this blog, James Haggon talks about engaging millennials with pensions.
‘Tap into tech’
From dashboards to Augmented Reality – employers and organisations are thinking of different ways to help people understand retirement planning. But do new, largely technology-based approaches to retirement planning work and how can employers best implement tech so employees are encouraged to use it effectively?
In this blog, Alex Waite explores the phenomenon of 'crowdfunding' and how this could apply to the pensions industry.
In this blog Laura Myers looks at PenTech to see how far digital innovation has come in making pensions saving easier.
In this blog, Alex Waite discusses the boom in cryptocurrencies and whether they may be applicable to the pensions industry.
In this blog, Bob Scott, discusses the tech revolution and how this may impact UK pension savers.
LCP and YouGov research finds that the majority of adults in Great Britain would not trust retirement planning and savings guidance from a robo-adviser but a Pensions Dashboard would be helpful.
In this blog, Bob Scott, discusses the implications for the Pensions Dashboard now that the Government will not be the driving force behind it.
In this blog, Alex Waite discusses ways that artificial intelligence (AI) could revolutionise how people engage with their pension and urges the industry to truly embrace the possibilities of new technologies as a way to boost millennial interest in savings.
In this blog, Bob Scott discusses driving forward the Pensions Dashboard: Mirror, signal, manoeuvre....
'A new pensions world'
By keeping watch on the future pensions landscape, the industry can better understand what today’s savers need to watch out for, and how employers and governments can help inspire pensions savers across the board to prepare for the future. Why should employers be concerned that their employees are prepared for retirement?
In this blog, Alasdair Mayes explores GMP adjustments and highlights that although closing the gender pensions gap is a priority, it will take time.
In this blog, Laura Myers explores the Government's plans for the gig economy and their pensions.
In this blog, Sapna Patel, discusses the many forms that ESG-aware investing can take and how education can help to ensure Future Pensioners invest in ways that resonate with their beliefs.
In this blog, Alex Waite explores why policy-makers and the industry should be considering how to adjust for the impact of an automated future.
In this blog, Bob Scott looks at how the UK compares with other countries around the world and what the UK can learn to get a top grade.
Making the link between pensions and climate change could be a turning point for engaging socially conscious millennials on retirement savings issues.
In this blog, Laura Myers reflects on auto-enrolment, speculating on the impact of changes and recommending how to best engage workers on saving for retirement.
In this blog, Bob Scott discusses how he would lay the groundwork for a pensions system to produce better outcomes for current and future pensioners
'Prepare for tomorrow, today'
From LISAs to auto-enrolment, understanding how to save for retirement is a complicated business. Are people planning for their retirement, and if so, how? What financial priorities matter most to the Future Pensioner? Have the traditional approaches to providing for retirement now gone and, if so, what have they been replaced with?
In this blog, Alex Waite explains why, with the right safeguards in place, the ability for people to use part of their pension to get onto the housing ladder should be applauded as a sensible form of long-term saving.
In this blog Laura Myers takes stock of the success of the auto-enrolment following this month's rise in minimum contributions.
In this blog, Laura Myers explores the merits of investing in both your health and your wealth.
In this blog, Laura Myers considers what Future Pensioners might want and need in retirement – and how to pay for it.
In this blog, Laura Myers discusses the launch of simplified annual pensions statements and how this may make pensions more accessible and easier for Future Pensioners to understand.
Two thirds (66%) of British adults are in favour of mandatory pension contributions, according to new research from pensions consultants LCP and research analysts YouGov.
Research carried out by LCP and YouGov reveals that greater financial education around saving is needed, particularly targeted at young people.
While the data shows the success of auto-enrolment in that record numbers of people are now saving into pensions, the project is still a work in progress, says Bob Scott.
In this blog, Alex Waite explores the pros and cons of treating a home as a pension.
Technology and automation permeate all areas of modern life, and the pensions industry is catching up.
1 February 2019
What would YOU do with a £25,000 windfall? Just one in 20 would save it into a pension - fewer than answered 'don't know'
Only one in 20 people would put a £25,000 windfall in a pension, with most preferring to save the cash or use it towards buying a home, new research reveals.
16 October 2018
One in five people (21 per cent) would save more if they had access to a pensions dashboard, a survey has found.
28 September 2018
The majority of adults in Great Britain (57%) would not trust retirement planning and savings guidance from a robo-adviser.
27 September 2018
The UK government must legislate to force providers to contribute information to a proposed pension dashboard, industry commentators have said.
5 September 2018