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88% of employees participated in workplace pensions in 2019
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88% of employees participated in workplace pensions in 2019

88% of eligible employees (19.2million) participated in a workplace pension in 2019 an increase from 87% in 2018, according to research by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Partner at Secondsight, Darren Laverty, talks to Employee Benefits about how [..]


Time is our friend when it comes to pensions
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Time is our friend when it comes to pensions

Speaking to Employee Benefits, Matthew Mitten, Partner at Secondsight, talks about the impact of the Covid-19 on retirement savings. Employees may have seen a downturn in the value of their pensions investments and may feel apprehensive about their performance [..]


What is financial wellbeing and how can you support employees to be financially ‘well’?
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What is financial wellbeing and how can you support employees to be financially ‘well’?

Money is still somewhat of a taboo subject and even talking about it with your family and friends can be difficult. That’s why, Talk Money, Talk Pensions Week is designed to get people to do just that, talk about money. Running from 18th – 22nd November, the [..]


Secondsight awarded Most Outstanding Workplace Pension Adviser 2019
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Secondsight awarded Most Outstanding Workplace Pension Adviser 2019

Wealth & Finance International selected Secondsight as the ‘Most Outstanding Workplace Pension Adviser 2019 – UK’ in the Global Business Excellence Awards. This award highlights the strength of Secondsight’s influence within the industry and the [..]


Will next month’s automatic enrolment contribution increase be a success?
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Will next month’s automatic enrolment contribution increase be a success?

By Mark Bingham, Partner, Secondsight.   Earlier this year, the Department for Work and Pensions announced that since the introduction of automatic enrolment in 2012, 10 million people have been auto enrolled in to their workplace pension [..]


Confidence and trust in pensions
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Confidence and trust in pensions

Auto-enrolment’s success, as well as charge caps and other costs controls, have given pensions a much needed confidence boost as we've seen a gradual improvement in the reputation of pensions among the general public. But more still needs to be done. Ian Bird, [..]


Pensions freedom one year on
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Pensions freedom one year on

The financial services profession witnessed a real flurry of people keen to take advantage of this new freedom from the outset; people who had – undoubtedly – been waiting.  But this high demand soon fizzled out and many have become stuck in a catch 22 [..]


April 2016: Will the pension changes fool people out of a comfortable retirement?
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April 2016: Will the pension changes fool people out of a comfortable retirement?

A prosperous retirement is the product of careful planning On the 6th April new pension changes takes effect. It brings in legislation which may have a material impact on the pension plans of the nation’s highest earners, directors and senior management. [..]


Will financial education be high on the corporate agenda in 2016?
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Will financial education be high on the corporate agenda in 2016?

Recent research published by The Open University Business School and Share Radio – highlighted the fact that two thirds of UK employees have never received financial education. The research also found that, while four in five (81%) employees want personal [..]


Tate & Lyle Sugars’ Salary Sacrifice Pensions
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Tate & Lyle Sugars’ Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Tate & Lyle Sugars’ employees are encouraged to make dual savings when contributing to their pension – via a salary sacrifice scheme. Working with Secondsight, Tate & Lyle Sugars launched the scheme and held a series of presentations to encourage [..]


Can workplace financial education help to tackle the UK’s culture of debt?
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Can workplace financial education help to tackle the UK’s culture of debt?

The CEO of the Money Advice Service has flagged the stark issue that whilst we all have financial plans and goals in life, less than half of us have savings in place to actually deliver them . It’s positive reading that the service has joined forces with the UK [..]


Is an adequate retirement enough?
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Is an adequate retirement enough?

Recent overseas data has highlighted that indebtedness will play an increasingly important role in retirees’ needs . Personal debt creates a ‘blindspot’ in the method used for determining an adequate retirement. The article goes on to say that: ‘Adequacy [..]


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