16 April 2013
Standard Life, one of the UK's largest workplace pension providers, has increased its capacity to deal with the demands auto-enrolment will bring. The number of new members they are now able to join each day has been increased from 4,000 to 60,000.
06 March 2013
Research from Standard Life has found that UK adults have many money regrets. But when asked what one thing, if anything, they most wish they had started doing earlier to be financially efficient with their money, saving for retirement came top of the list. Nearly one in seven (15%) UK adults said they wish they'd started saving for their retirement when they were younger.
11 December 2012
Standard Life has launched a report making six key recommendations to industry and policy makers to help ensure a positive experience and outcome for those who are automatically enrolled into defined contribution (DC) workplace pension schemes.
23 October 2012
According to recent research from Standard Life, over half (54%) of young British employees are keen to learn more about the Government's new auto-enrolment initiative. The research reveals that 'Generation Y' is far more interested in learning about their pension options than those aged 35 and above - a third (31%) of employees aged 35 and over say they are interested in finding out more.
17 October 2012
Standard Life has launched a consultancy charging modeller tool and client agreement template to support corporate advisers with the transition to the new post-RDR charging arrangements. This follows the unveiling of Standard Life's consultancy charging structure on 1 October 2012.
01 October 2012
Standard Life has today unveiled its consultancy charging (CC) structure which will be available to support corporate advisers, employers and trustees in the post-RDR world and confirmed it is ready to support new and existing clients through auto-enrolment.
26 September 2012
With the staging date for larger employers just around the corner on 1 October, Standard Life has found that almost three fifths (59%) of employees who don't currently have a pension are still not aware of auto-enrolment, but over half (55%) are keen to find out more about it.
13 September 2012
Vebnet has today announced they will be the first UK-based Reward and Benefits provider to offer Allianz Global Assistance's Family Homecare plan. The product will be available from 1 October 2012.
22 August 2012
Travis Perkins Group, the UK's leading provider of building and home improvement materials, has appointed Standard Life to provide a Master Trust scheme for its 25,000 employees, bringing together all of their contract- and trust-based pension arrangements into one scheme.
12 June 2012
Standard Life has today launched a toolkit aimed at helping employers and advisers plan for the introduction of auto-enrolment and identify the potential cost impact.
23 May 2012
According to research from Standard Life, 9 out of 10 Defined Contribution (DC) pension investors (88%) cannot name or do not know all of the funds their pension contributions are invested in. However, almost half (49%) still said they felt their investments reflected their attitude to risk.
02 April 2012
Standard Life has today announced the appointment of Vanguard Asset Management Limited to manage their tracker funds. The appointment follows the decision by Standard Life Investments to close its OEIC tracker sub funds in order to focus on active fund management.
20 March 2012
Standard Life has today unveiled full details of its streamlined auto-enrolment solution for employers. The platform-based solution removes the initial and ongoing demands of data administration in the three key areas - eligibility assessment, waiting periods and opt outs.
05 March 2012
Standard Life has launched a new range of investments for corporate pension schemes aimed at making it easier for employees to select an investment strategy to suit their individual needs and attitude to risk.
20 December 2011
Standard Life, the long term savings and investments provider, has added 12 of Vanguard's core index funds to its pensions platform. The new funds will be available to both retail and corporate clients.
25 November 2011
New research among 45-65 year olds by Standard Life reveals having children living in your household can have a big impact on your retirement decisions. Almost half of respondents (49%) with two children in the household have no financial plans to provide for the future, compared to just over a third (35%) without children.
18 October 2011
Standard Life, the savings and investment specialist, has warned that the effects of inflation can seriously damage your retirement wealth. New data released today shows that a 90-year old who retired in 1981, when petrol cost 35p a litre, would have seen the purchasing power of a £10,000-a-year level pension income fall to just £3,207 today.
02 November 2011
Standard Life has performed well during the first nine months of this year and we remain on track to transform the operational and financial performance of the Group. We are strengthening our market positions and improving our efficiency to ensure we are competitively positioned for the important market and regulatory changes ahead of us.
18 October 2011
Standard Life has today announced the appointments of Jamie Jenkins to Head of Workplace Strategy and Ann Flynn to Head of Corporate Marketing.
17 October 2011
Standard Life today launches a report detailing new research into the measures that need to be taken by government, employers and industry to ensure the plan for pension auto-enrolment is a success and makes it easier for more people to save enough for their long term future. According to the report, developed with academics from the University of Edinburgh, people want to save more - but need clear communication and guidance to help them. On the back of the report Standard Life is calling for a number of initiatives to be considered by UK Government to maximise the positive impact of auto-enrolment.
22 September 2011
Standard Life plc is pleased to announce it has earned a place in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the first time, joining the ranks of the top 10% of sustainable companies in world. This reflects a strong and steady increase in Standard Life's sustainability credentials over the past few years.
21 September 2011
Standard Life has today announced it has extended its Trust Based Pension to offer a new Master Trust arrangement. The proposition is aimed at employers who are keen to set their pension scheme up under trust but are concerned about the responsibilities associated with appointing their own trustees.
30 August 2011
The majority of larger employers (93%) do not yet have firm plans in place to meet auto-enrolment regulatory requirements, according to research1 from Standard Life.
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