Latest articles from Sophia Imeson

M&B switches to drawdown and moves deferreds to master trust

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The Mitchells & Butlers pension scheme has updated its defined contribution default strategy to target drawdown purchase, directing members to a master trust for retirement provision.

21% of older workers think they are too savvy to be scammed

A joint regulatory scams awareness campaign has prompted tens of thousands of people to seek information about pension scams, but more than half of 45-65 year olds with a pension still do not think they are likely to be targeted by a scam.

Southern Water agrees higher DRCs after regulator investigation

Utility company Southern Water has agreed to pay significantly higher deficit repair contributions under a shorter recovery period, following an investigation by the Pensions Regulator.

Xerox MNT constituency opened up for all members

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The Xerox Pension Scheme has broadened its employed member constituency for member-nominated trustees to include all members, due to the dwindling number of members who are employed by Xerox.

Making the right decisions

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Editorial: Guidance can help savers make the right decisions, but not enough people are taking it.

Customers satisfied with Pension Wise, but take-up concerns remain

Nine in 10 customers who have had a Pension Wise appointment are satisfied with their experience of the service overall, a recent report has shown, but concerns remain over the take-up of the government-backed guidance service.

British Coal scheme taps into UK infrastructure

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The British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme has introduced a new allocation to UK infrastructure and increased its exposure to private debt, as part of its focus on assets that provide diversification, good return prospects and high cash yields.

Savers need simplification

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Editorial: Defined benefit pensions are incredibly complicated.

Shell launches online hub to meet member demand

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Royal Dutch Shell has introduced a new financial education hub for employees, as members of the company’s pension fund show appetite for online communications.

For emergencies only

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Editorial: It seems that the key to enabling people to save for a pension could lie in boosting their financial resilience.