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Living the Future Life – should we be planning to live to 100?

in Financial advice, Later life, Retirement planning, Thought leadership
Increasing life expectancy is one of the biggest challenges facing pension providers and financial advisers. It presents unique challenges to our assumptions, habits and everyday spending decisions. A fascinating report called Living the Future Life by the Pension Policy Institute looks into the impact of living longer on four key areas; housing, work and skills, [...]

Why the triennial re-enrolment point is the right time to review your pension scheme

in Auto Enrolment, Corporate, Employee benefits, Thought leadership
Bramwell Towse, Director of Corporate Solutions at Wren Sterling, describes what he has seen in the market as employers consider the suitability of their scheme at the triennial re-enrolment point The triennial re-enrolment of auto enrolment schemes is naturally leading to employers questioning the scheme that was put in place first time around. For the [...]

How to avoid a pension scam

in Investments, Retirement planning, Thought leadership
Pension scams are becoming more frequent and costing victims an average of £91,000. According to recent data from Action Fraud, more than £23m was lost to scammers in 2017. Pension freedom has created many opportunities for scammers to target people approaching retirement with access to their retirement funds. Pension scams in numbers A total of [...]

Case study: Helping a recruitment business understand its workforce and align employee benefits accordingly

in Corporate, Employee benefits, Financial education
Understanding workforces and translating this into a coherent employee benefits strategy is a big challenge for many businesses, but this is what Wren Sterling does through our demographic analysis and benefit recommendation process We help businesses, like a London-based recruitment consultancy, to solve: Weak employee engagement Declining years of service Rising recruitment costs The charts [...]