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CDC ship has sailed for many employers

CDC ship has sailed for many employers

22 June 2018

Jonathan Wileman One of the big news stories of the past few months has been the agreement between the Communication Workers’ Union and Royal Mail to work towards establishing a collective defined contribution scheme for all employees, while closing the current defined benefit scheme to future accrual. The agreement came a day after consultation closed on the... MORE

Saving and the self-employed – how technology can be used to deliver a better retirement

Saving and the self-employed – how technology can be used to deliver a better retirement

6 April 2018

Freddie Findlater “Dare to be bold” was the rallying cry from Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion as the ABI’s Savings Tech Sprint got underway last week. The two-day industry event hosted by the Association of British Insurers, the Department for Work & Pensions, HM Treasury and involving close to one hundred delegates from technology... MORE

Modernising tech – or ‘Why doing nothing is dangerous’

Modernising tech – or ‘Why doing nothing is dangerous’

8 November 2017

Kirsty Worgan With so much now bound up in IT, it is essential to make the right decision – so consider not just the short-term costs involved in investing in your technology but also the long-term benefits it can bring. Ageing technology is an issue for many firms, as companies face the twin challenges of high running... MORE

Bravura wins ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Eureka! – Best Innovation’ awards at the Pensions Dashboard TechSprint

Bravura wins ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Eureka! – Best Innovation’ awards at the Pensions Dashboard TechSprint

18 April 2017

Freddie Findlater Bravura were delighted to be part of the team to win two of the four awards on offer: ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Eureka – Best Innovation’ for its ‘Act Your Age’ financial age comparison tool, at the 24 hour Pensions Dashboard TechSprint event held over the 12th and 13th of April. The first award was voted... MORE

A spotlight on efficiency brings opportunity for TPAs

A spotlight on efficiency brings opportunity for TPAs

9 November 2015

Tony Collins Rapid technology evolution, shifting demographics and empowered consumers are trends well documented in academic and business journals alike. But what do they mean for the transfer agency (TA) sector? To an established market, it may well feel as though the natural order is turning on its head. Fund managers and advisers are launching robo-advice propositions... MORE

FSI – technology themes to watch

FSI – technology themes to watch

22 October 2015

The Federal Government this week accepted the majority of recommendations in Murray’s Financial System Inquiry (FSI) report. Many recommendations have direct or implied technology impacts for financial services firms that, once legislated, will require changes to or investment in new systems. Below we present our take on some of the key recommendations and the likely... MORE

The 2015-16 Federal Budget – how it impacts your super and wealth administration systems

The 2015-16 Federal Budget – how it impacts your super and wealth administration systems

20 May 2015

The much anticipated 2015-16 Federal Budget was handed down last week and the good news for super funds and wealth administrators is that the impacts are fairly minimal. That said, it remains highly likely that further reforms are on the horizon, but I’ll come to that later. Firstly, let’s sift through the detail and identify... MORE

Election 2015: What now for the long term savings and investments market?

Election 2015: What now for the long term savings and investments market?

12 May 2015

Kirsty Worgan The 2015 election has given us all a good shake. On the face of it, the status quo is maintained, with David Cameron and George Osborne (the man who brought us pensions flexibility) returning to office. But half of the previous coalition has all but disappeared, including Steve Webb, arguably one of the most well... MORE

‘Pension Freedom Day’

‘Pension Freedom Day’

7 April 2015

Sweeping changes tear up the rule book And so it begins. April 6, 2015 is a day that few in the retirement industry had predicted, as individuals are handed unprecedented freedom to access their defined contribution (DC) pensions. The biggest pension revolution we’ve seen in our lifetime, it gives those over the age of 55... MORE

SuperStream: always look on the bright side of life

SuperStream: always look on the bright side of life

5 December 2014

Mark Thomas Everyone acknowledges that SuperStream has imposed a significant burden on super funds and the pain won’t go away any time soon. The bulk of automated contributions processing and electronic communication between funds is still to be implemented and will involve significant effort from all parties in the next year or two. It’s valuable, though, to... MORE