Latest articles from Margaret Snowdon

Shaming those who cop to breaches sweeps cyber problem under rug

Snowdon, Gubler (teaser)

Trustees firing or criticising administrators for reporting cyber breaches damages trust and transparency, write PASA’s Margaret Snowdon and Kim Gubler, in response to reports of ransomware attacks that could — and do — happen to anyone in the industry.

Scams – lest we forget

Margaret Snowdon

Margaret Snowdon from the Pensions Administration Standards Association would like to see a TV campaign alerting pension savers to the risk of scams.

Schemes need not fear dashboard compulsion

Margaret Snowdon

Compulsory compliance is inevitable, says the Pensions Administration Standards Association's Margaret Snowdon, so schemes should embrace the opportunity to improve data quality, rather than face hefty fines and reputational damage.

Are we making enough progress on transparency?

Margaret Snowdon

Investment costs in DC have been the focus of transparency initiatives so far, but PASA's Margaret Snowdon says we should look to other areas of opacity.

Scams: What trustees can do to avoid members becoming victims

Margaret Snowdon

PASA's Margaret Snowdon explores the difficulties facing trustees when it comes to protecting scheme members, and what changes are needed if the industry is to minimise the cost of scams.

Freedom for all: Why DB should have access to pension flexibility

Margaret Snowdon

Defined benefit members must transfer out of their schemes if they want to take advantage of pension freedom and choice. PASA's Margaret Snowdon says this must change.

Should the secondary annuity market have been pushed back?

Margaret Snowdon

A secondary annuity market cannot be rushed if thousands of savers are to get a fair deal, says JLT's Margaret Snowdon

Where employers can help fill the guidance gap

JLT's Margaret Snowdon explains how schemes can look beyond the free guidance and draw upon other sources of information to help employees work through financial questions about retirement.

Snowdon: 'unseen army' of non-IFAs could deliver guidance guarantee

Margaret Snowdon

In this edition of Informed Comment, PASA's Margaret Snowdon argues the guidance guarantee should be brought in for all major benefit choices, such as joining or leaving a pension scheme, and delivery need not be restricted to regulated advisers.

Five tips for saving money on your administration

The Pensions Administration Standards Association's Margaret Snowdon outlines five actions for schemes targeting cost-efficient administration, in the latest edition of Technical View.