Come and hear our speakers discuss the impact the recent changes in pensions and annuities made by the Chancellor and the impact this will have on the market.
6.00pm - Arrival and registration of the delegates
6.30pm - Introduction by event’s Chair, a member of ACCA UK’s Financial Services Network Panel
6.35pm - Presentations by The Presenters (15 minutes each)
Improved competition or more consumer confusion?
Speaker: Stephen Lowe, Group External Affairs & Customer Insight Director
Just Retirement Group plc. Find Stephen on Twitter @slowe1968
The cheerleaders of the Freedom and Choice in Pensions reforms point to more customer choice, empowerment and access to innovative new products. Others see the potential for more customer inertia and complex products. How might these scenarios impact competition in the market and how might this translate into the deal available to the consumer?
Speaker: Fiona Tait, Business Development Manager, Scottish Life (a division of Royal London). Find Fiona on twitter @pensionsgirlie
The pension freedoms announced in the Chancellor’s budget speech in April are undoubtedly good news for consumers however with freedom comes choice, and with choice comes responsibility. This session looks at likely customer priorities as they approach the retirement transition phase, which groups each of the main three options, are likely to appeal to and the problems they might face without proper advice and guidance.
Choice, guidance or defaults
Speaker: Jackie Wells, Head of Policy and Research, NAPF, Find Jackie on Twitter @napfnews
Faced with the prospect of so much choice, what will scheme members want, how might they respond and how will schemes respond? How can we make the decisions easier for people? Is guidance the right way or can we develop sensible and good value defaults pathways? Speaker: Jackie Wells, Head of Policy & Research, National Association of Pension Funds
7.20pm - Questions from the delegates to the Panel
7.40pm - Networking with canapés and wine
8.30pm - Close