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This is the place where you can keep in touch with developments, topical comment and news reports from the world of bulk purchase annuities.

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Can small schemes afford to think big?

20 April 2015

It's stating the obvious but smaller pension schemes have lower numbers of members and smaller liabilities...

Author: Steve Robinson

Communications breakdown

19 March 2015

OR what can happen when you start off on the wrong foot and don’t do anything about it...

Author: Nick Johnson

Brand Values 2: living up to the promise

26 February 2015

So brand is king. But how do BPA providers prove their brand values – and to whom do they prove them?

Author: Nick Johnson

We’ve got brand values. But who values the brand?

29 January 2015

In some instances, it very quickly becomes clear whether a brand has lived up to its good name. If you buy a pair of shoes, you can pick them up, try them on and then if they measure up you buy them.

Author: Nick Johnson

Medical underwriting: is the BPA world catching the bug?

9 January 2015

Over the course of the last decade or so, medically underwritten annuities have become commonplace in the individual annuity market...

Author: Steve Robinson

We’ve got brand values. But who values the brand?

29 January 2015

In some instances, it very quickly becomes clear whether a brand has lived up to its good name. If you buy a pair of shoes, you can pick them up, try them on and then if they measure up you buy them.

Medical underwriting: is the BPA world catching the bug?

9 January 2015

Over the course of the last decade or so, medically underwritten annuities have become commonplace in the individual annuity market...

A small but important claws... or Schrödinger’s cat is (dead &) alive and well

26 August 2014

The guy who’s forever telling you that understanding bulk annuities isn’t rocket science is about to tell you why they’re like quantum physics...

Time to ditch the baggage we all carry?

7 August 2014

The baggage we carry around can prevent any of us from achieving the great things we aim for. In the bulk annuities industry... we do have plenty of baggage of our own...

Break through the pain barrier... you won’t regret it

30 July 2014

In case it’s escaped your attention, a major cycling event has recently taken place, and it may have passed by a location close to you.

Let’s not overcomplicate things...

7 July 2014

Bulk annuities, like deckchairs, aren’t as complicated as their reputation might suggest. Nick Johnson takes us on a journey via Italia 1990 to explain why...

Face facts: Pandora's box is open on bulk annuities

16 June 2014

When it comes to medically underwritten bulk annuities, Pandora's box is well and truly open. But what exactly has emerged from it... and should we be sceptical or supportive? ...

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