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Exaxe | Life & Pensions Blog

Money (That’s What Motown’s Pensioners Want)

The Motown label’s first hit was Barret Strong’s “Money (That’s What I Want)” and it went to number 23 in the US charts in 1960. 53 years later and the song will be echoing through the Detroit suburbs as a landmark ruling by Justice Rhodes in the Detroit municipal bankruptcy case means that pension payments …

Pension charges, pension caps and technology

Through the looking glass and the charges Alice found there… When Lewis Carroll wrote his sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Through the looking glass and what Alice found there, there was no such thing as a pension industry, never mind pension charges, but it seems that Carroll was prophetic in the way he forecast people …

Regulation, Regulation… Regulation

The publication of the SNP’s white paper on Scottish independence last week has given rise to a lot of discussion on its effects on every industry if the referendum on independence was to get a “yes” response. As the main debate has been around the economic effects of a sundering of the 300 year old …

Dracula gets the bite on big data

This article was originally commissioned for the Actuarial Post. The re-emergence of a new series based on Dracula on our screens gives pause for thought.  Inevitably, the vampire is portrayed as possessing a large amount of wealth, enabling him to live an extremely upper class lifestyle.  This is quite impressive, as here we have an …

Time to stop the blame game on annuity sales

Too many people buy standard annuities. Figures published in the Sunday Telegraph this weekend show that the number of people who retire and could be suitable for an enhanced annuity is substantially higher than those who actually do purchase one. According to the Sunday Telegraph, 68% of men between the ages of 61 and 69 …

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