Cofunds has claimed the cost of upgrading its platform technology “won’t be anywhere near” the expenses incurred by rival platforms, as it posts a pre-tax profit of £73,000. Aegon agreed to acquire Cofunds last month in a deal worth £140m. Cofunds head of corporate communications Stephen Wynne-Jones says plans to develop the platform are awaiting […]
I have always thought the old-age pension, as it used to be called, was a good idea. The idea was it should provide working people with a bedrock on which to build their lifetime savings. There is, though, clearly a danger in providing a basic pension for all in that it has to be sufficient to […]
This third part of my look at the changing face of independence starts with my arrival in the research and technical support department of DBS in 1995. Ken Davy had set up DBS some years before. He was an inspirational leader who genuinely believed in independence. I arrived just as the firm was debating whether […]
‘Work like a dog day’ recognises the hardest-working people. On this day, employers show their appreciation for all of their employees who carry the heaviest workloads.
Effective communication of your pension scheme is a large part of getting auto-enrolment right. Delivering the same message to all employees is not necessarily the way to go. To assist you with the communication of your pension scheme, we have provided some key areas to think about, such as:
- What to consider when segmenting your workforce
- How to communicate to pension scheme members at the right time in their member lifecycle
- What topics you should be discussing with your pension members
- The new pension freedoms and the importance of communicating them
- Top trends
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