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MM wins ABI award

Money Marketing has won the prestigious Association of British Insurers&#39 Financial Services Media Award for best life insurance/pensions trade publication. MM editor John Lappin was presented with the accolade last week by award sponsor Friends Provident at a ceremony opened by ABI director general Mary Francis at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane and hosted by TV comedian Rory Bremner.


Inside edge

There is more to Raising Standards than acquiring a new logo. History is full of examples of those who led the way in their field but were ridiculed for their beliefs or achievements during their lifetime.The UK financial services industry is peppered with examples. Given that the industry is frequently charged with being conservative and […]

LTC to be fully regulated by FSA

The Treasury has announced today long-term care insurance will be fully regulated by the FSA.Treasury Economic Secretary Ruth Kelly says it is important to give customers adequate protection at an early stage of the development of the LTC market. Kelly says: “By asking the FSA to regulate the sale and marketing of long-term care insurance, […]


Are you more likely to recommend a product if it is accredited with the ABI&#39s Raising Standards quality mark?“No. Products have to be assessed on their own merits whether or not it carries such a mark.”Paul Rayner,Rayner Woolner“No, I&#39d look at each product and recommend it or not on its individual merits.”Martin Sell,MR Sell Financial […]

&#39Let Isas take savings lead&#39

Isas should be the central plank of the Government&#39s tax-friendly savings vehicles rather than new concepts which confuse consumers, say fund management chief executives.At a meeting in Parliament, Inland Revenue director of investment, pensions and savings policy Paula Diggle was told the Government should not introduce new concepts such as individual pension accounts and child […]

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Guide: how to… communicate with your pension members

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


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