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Press release - PASA launches e-Admin Working Group

PASA today announced the launch of its eAdmin Group. Set to publish their initial findings in early 2019, the group will explore how schemes, trustees, regulators and administration providers can optimise the use of technology to improve overall service. Sponsored by Girish Menezes, Board Director at PASA and Head of Administration at Premier Pensions and overseen by The Pensions Regulator, the members of the group are: read more...

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 16:00

Article - Zero-tolerance approach needed to tackle scams

Check out PASA Board Director Tracy Weller's article in Pensions Expert: "Scammers’ eyes lit up when pensions freedoms were introduced. While the reforms empowered retirees with increased flexibility to access their pension savings, the ability to cash in pots early made those same savers an increasingly attractive target for pension scams."   Read the full article here. read more...

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 15:15

Article - Cruising to good data

High quality data is a very, if not the most, important input to provision of a successful administration service. PASA's Industry Policy committee Chair, Geraldine Brassett, identifies the key factors when is comes to providing quality service in a blog for Pensions Funds Insider.     read more...

Thu, 06/09/2018 - 17:00

Pensions Expert article - GIGO - Garbage In, Garbage Out

Check out PASA Board Director, Girish Menezes's latest article in Pensions Expert. "It was in the early days of computing that the term ‘GIGO’ was coined. It stands for ‘garbage in, garbage out’. If the raw data is flawed (garbage in), how can we expect member calculations to be accurate, valuations to be dependable, or buy-out providers to offer a good price for underwriting liabilities?" read more...

Thu, 30/08/2018 - 18:00

PASA blogs - DC Governance Working Group - a member's view

Rosie Lacey, Pensions Manager at RBS, discusses her experience as a member of PASA's DC Governance Working Group: "Would I do this again? Yes, I would. We had fun as well as healthy debate. If you are asked to participate in a project or you are thinking of getting involved go for it or at least don’t just rule it out without further exploration." read more...

Tue, 21/08/2018 - 20:30

PASA Blogs - DC Governance Guidance, Data & record-keeping

Caroline Parker at ITM discusses the Data & record-keeping section of the recently released PASA DC Governance Guidance: 'There should be a minimum standard of compliance across DC processes which would encourage trustees and employers to have data improvement plans in place and carry out data strategy reviews on a regular basis.' Check out the full blog here. read more...

Wed, 15/08/2018 - 16:30

PASA Experts - eAdministration - Equiniti

Equiniti were announced as PASA Experts on the subject of eAdministration in August 2018.  About Equiniti Smart solutions in a complex and changing world Equiniti keeps things running smoothly for some of the world's best known brands and public sector organisations. Activities are often mission-critical to clients but not core to their organisations. By taking care of these services, we free them to focus on what matters most.  read more...

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:30

Press Release - PASA appoints Equiniti as E-Administration knowledge partner

PASA announces the appointment of Equiniti as its Knowledge Partner in E-Administration.   read more...

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:00

Press release - PASA launches admin governance guidance for DC schemes

PASA announces the publication of its DC Administration Governance Guidance for administrators, employers and trustees. The guidance will support people in managing responsibilities in the five core areas - Data, Decumulation, Controls & Processes, Management Information and Transitions. read more...

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 14:15

Press release - PASA launches Administration Governance Checklist for trustees

PASA has announced the publication of its Administration Governance Trustee Checklist. This has been developed in response to The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) drive to improve the Governance of Pension Schemes, under its 21st Century Trusteeship initiative. TPR has identified that trustees should focus on the key areas which are vital for good member outcomes, including administration and recordkeeping. The checklist is an additional tool to help trustees to evidence and action appropriate levels of governance over their administration provider. read more...

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:45

Press Release - PASA appoints Chris Tagg as Board Director

PASA today announced the appointment of Chris Tagg as Board Director. This follows the retirement of Peter Dyer in October 2017.  read more...

Mon, 02/07/2018 - 16:00

PSIG launches new code on combating pension scams

  The Pension Scams Industry Group (PSIG), the voluntary body set up to combat pension scams through the publication of good practice in due diligence for trustees, providers and administrators, has launched Version 2.0 of Combating Pension Scams - A Code of Good Practice. read more...

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 16:30

Press Release - Royal Mail achieves PASA reaccreditation for second time

  PASA announced today that Royal Mail has achieved PASA reaccreditation for the second time, five years since first being awarded the accolade in 2013.   read more...

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 15:15

Press Release - PASA launches admin transition dispute resolution service

PASA has begun piloting its Transitions Dispute Resolution Service, announced last year. Over several months, the voluntary mediation scheme has been developed to resolve issues arising during a transfer of administration services between providers. read more...

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 02:15

Article - Self-driving pensions are worth our consideration

PASA Board DIrector, Girish Menezes, in an article for Pensions Expert: "Pensions has never been such an exciting area. We at Pasa look forward to exploring innovative avenues and identifying practical applications of new technologies so we can start talking about how we make its adoption work in practice." Read the full article here.   read more...

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 15:30

Article - Admin value for money - how do you judge?

PASA Deputy Chair, Kim Gubler, discusses the term 'value for money' and suggests guidance for Trustees to make sure they are getting it, in a blog for Pension Funds Online. read more...

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 15:15

Press Release - TPR corporate plan a strong step towards higher admin standards, says PASA

PASA has responded to The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) latest 2017-2020 Corporate Plan, published yesterday. Kim Gubler, Deputy Chair of PASA commented: “We were pleased to see improved governance and administration listed as one of TPR’s key aims over the next three years. This increased regulatory gaze, particularly relating to ‘high risk’ schemes, is extremely encouraging. For our part, we will be continuing to help The Regulator establish dialogue among administrators to support this aim and drive up standards overall. read more...

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 15:15

Pensions Age article - Managing member complaints

PASA Industry Policy committee chair, Geraldine Brassett, reveals the best ways to manage member complaints and the importance of learning lessons from them, in the May 2018 issue of Pensions Age. read more...

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 17:30

Article - Brexit impact hard to measure - pensions administrators

PASA's executive director, Fergus Clarke, argues that Brexit will have “limited impact” if administrators have highly automated domestic operations, in a Global Investor Group article.   read more...

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 17:45

PASA welcomes ARC Pensions Law LLP

PASA is delighted to welcome ARC Pensions Law as a corporate member. read more...

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 20:00

Article - We can no longer tolerate unreliable data

PASA's Accreditation committee Chair, Lorraine Harper: "Now is the time to act. Without high-quality data, pension scheme sponsors and stewards are as good as deaf and blind, and at risk of stumbling into bad decisions and damaging the vulnerable." Check out the full article in Professional Pensions.   read more...

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 18:00

PFO article - DC Governance Evolves

PASA established its DC Governance Working Group that is to be educational, inspirational and fit for all. PASA's Deputy Chair, Kim Gubler, in a blog for Pension Funds Insider. read more...

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 17:30

Pensions Age article: In need of a shove?

Pensions Age asks: Will compulsion be required for the dashboards to be a success, or is expecting all schemes to be able to comply unrealistic? read more...

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 17:00

Savers should be wary of offers to invest their savings into schemes that promise the earth

  The Pensions Regulator has recently published details of a case where four people who ran a series of scam pension schemes have been ordered to pay back £13.7 million they took from their victims. 245 members of the public were persuaded via cold-calling and similar techniques to transfer their pension savings into one of 11 scam schemes operated by Friendly Pensions Limited (FPL). read more...

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 21:30

ABI Annual Conference - discounted rate for PASA members

The ABI is holding its flagship Annual Conference on 27th February 2018. The ABI Annual Conference 2018 will be the standout insurance event of the year, bringing industry leaders, politicians and regulators together to debate the major issues affecting the insurance and long term savings industry. This includes a breakout session on customers accessing and engaging with long terms savings in the digital world – looking at both workplace pensions and investment platforms. read more...

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 18:15

PASA Supports the inaugural Women in Pensions Awards 2018

Announcing the inaugural Women in Pensions Awards 2018 Professional Pensions recently announced the 2018 Women in Pensions Awards which are set to take place on Tuesday 26 June 2018 at the Brewery, London.  read more...

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 16:30

Press release - PASA Administration Conference - GMP trustee checklist launched as TPR says more assertive ways to make trustees realise importance of admin needed

PASA launched its GMP checklist for trustees at the PASA Annual Administration Conference and Update, held in London on Tuesday. read more...

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 19:00

PASA Administration Conference & Annual meeting - Thank you and photos

Thank you to all of our fantastic speakers and supporters for attending our first Administration Conference and annual meeting event yesterday. It was great to see so many of you there and we look forward to next years event already. The photos from the event are available here and are free to download. Many thanks to our fantastic photographer Stefan Booth at Brightspark Media Ltd. read more...

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 22:45

New PASA Guidance released - GMP Trustee Checklist

Produced by Geraldine Brassett, Capita Employee Benefits & Chair of the PASA GMP Working Group and ITM, PASA Experts for GMP Reconciliation. read more...

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 18:45

Press Release - Hymans Robertson secures PASA reaccreditation

PASA today announced that Hymans Robertson has successfully completed the PASA reaccreditation process. Lorraine Harper, Chair of PASA’s Accreditation Committee commented: “PASA accreditation is an outward demonstration that a pension service truly cares about the quality of service it provides to members. When an organisation undergoes the reaccreditation process, they further cement their long-term commitment to delivering this. read more...

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 17:15

Last Chance to register! Administration Conference & Annual Meeting - 13th February 2018 - Plaisterers' Hall

With only one week to go – there is still time to register your free space at the PASA Administration Conference The Year of the Deferred Deferred members of all pensions scheme arrangements represent a large proportion of the members we deal with as administrators. Join us at our 2018 conference to discuss and learn more about how we manage data, improve the transfer experience for deferred members whilst keeping vigilant for scams and how future technology could change the way deferred members interact with providers and administrators. read more...

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 19:45

Press Release - PASA to shine spotlight on deferred members at 2018 Annual Conference

PASA has announced the line-up for its Annual Administration Conference and Update, to take place in London on 13 February. PASA’s first Annual Administration Conference, themed ‘The Year of the Deferred’, is a half- day event which will see a host of experts coming together to highlight why doing more to engage with deferred members should be on every trustee agenda for 2018, and how failure to do so can negatively impact a scheme. read more...

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 17:00

Administration Conference & Annual Meeting - 13th February 2018

The Year of the Deferred Deferred members of all pensions scheme arrangements represent a large proportion of the members we deal with as administrators. Join us at our 2018 conference to discuss and learn more about how we manage data, improve the transfer experience for deferred members whilst keeping vigilant for scams and how future technology could change the way deferred members interact with providers and administrators. read more...

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 01:15

Article - Can Blockchain unblock efficiency?

PASA Chair, Margaret Snowdon OBE, says this ground-breaking technology has potential to reach all areas of pensions, and could help combat cyber-crime and scams in an article for Professional Pensions. read more...

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 20:30

Article - Why we must rethink our service to deferred members

Chair of PASA's Industry Policy committee, Geraldine Brassett, encourages trustees not to wait for legislative change and to take steps to improve data records and communications with all members regardless of status in the latest blog for Pension Funds Online. read more...

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 16:15

Article - Pensions Expert - Scams, lest we forget

PASA Chair, Margaret Snowdon OBE, tells Pensions Expert 'let’s have a TV advertising campaign to call out cold-calling now – it will be cheaper than letting the scammers have free rein.' Read the full article on the Pensions Expert website, here. read more...

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 19:30

Press Release - ITM announced as first PASA Knowledge Partner

  PASA today announced ITM as its Knowledge Partner for Data Management and GMP Reconciliation. read more...

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 16:15

Press Release - PASA announces Transfers Working Group

PASA has announced the members of its new Transfers Working Group. Chaired by Gary Evans, Board Director at PASA, the members of the group are as follows: read more...

Wed, 03/01/2018 - 16:15

Press Release - PASA announces DC Governance Working Group

  The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), the independent body dedicated to driving up standards in pensions administration, today announced the members of its newly formed DC Governance Working Group. The group, set to publish their initial findings in Spring 2018, will develop a set of standards and guidance to support administrators, employers and trustees in all aspects of DC pensions administration. Chaired by Michael Watkins, Head of Operations at Smart Pension, the members of the group are: read more...

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 22:00

Press Release - Embrace the emergence of robotics in pensions

  Embrace the emergence of robotics in pensions, don’t fear it, says PASA. The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), the independent body dedicated to driving up standards in pensions administration, says that far from fearing the implications of the growing emergence of robotics, it should be embraced by the pensions industry. read more...

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 16:45

The Real Origin of Pensions - Blog by Margaret Snowdon OBE, PASA Chair

A light-hearted look at how it all began in a blog by the Chair of PASA, Margaret Snowdon OBE. read more...

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 23:45

PASA welcomes Rothesay Life Plc

PASA is delighted to welcome Rothesay Life Plc as a corporate member. read more...

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 23:30

Pension Funds Insider blog - DC Administration Governance?

Lucy Collett asks: What do you think of when you think of DC Governance? In a blog for Pension Funds Insider. read more...

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 19:15

Pensions Expert article - Are we making enough progress on transparency

PASA Chair, Margaret Snowdon OBE, asks whether we are making enough progress on transparency in Pensions Expert. read more...

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 16:30

Pensions Expert podcast - Cyber security: Is your scheme protected?

PASA Chair, Margaret Snowdon, speaks to Pensions Expert to discuss cyber security and how trustees can safeguard their schemes in a podcast for Pensions Expert.   read more...

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 23:30

Article - Professional Pensions - We must boldly go to avoid a pensions catastrophe

  PASA Chair, Margaret Snowdon, says the industry must be more willing to err on the side of caution as the government's solutions will not stop scammers, in an article for Professional Pensions here.   read more...

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 16:45

PASA welcomes ITM Limited

PASA is delighted to welcome ITM Limited as a corporate member. read more...

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 19:15

PASA Coffee mornings - Hosts required

  PASA are planning to arrange a series of informal ‘coffee mornings’ to be held across a number of UK cities over the coming twelve months. The events will aim to: read more...

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 21:30

Press Release - ABI report shows need for Government intervention to ‘energise the industry’ about Dashboard, says PASA

PASA has commented on the report ‘reconnecting people with their pensions’, published by The Association of British Insurers (ABI) today. As one of the original advocates of the Dashboard project, PASA has been working with the project team to help create the emerging standards. Margaret Snowdon, Chair at PASA, commented: “This report goes a long way to demonstrating the extent of work being undertaken to help set out what Dashboard might mean to consumers, as well as the wider industry. It is also pleasing to see PASA’s contribution being recognised. read more...

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 18:00

Press Release - Biometrics key to long-term efficiency

PASA has stressed that the use and development of Biometrics must be higher on the trustee agenda, if schemes are to drive efficiency and continue meeting member needs in the long term. read more...

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 15:15

PASA Newsletter Q2/3 2017

Do get in touch if you would like any further information on any of the subjects included in the latest newsletter. read more...

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 19:45

Press release - PASA to mediate on administration service transfers

PASA has announced it is launching a voluntary mediation service to resolve the issues experienced by schemes during the transfer of administration services from one provider to another. read more...

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 19:30

PASA Coffee Morning - 26th October 2017, 11.00-13.00

Come along and join us on 26th October for a relaxed and informal coffee morning. Chat to our Board members and Committee Chairs to find out what PASA have been up to and let us know your opinions on the issues that matter to you. If you would like to come along, please email lucy.collett@pasa-uk.com. read more...

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 02:00

PFO Blog - 2018: The Year of Deferred

PASA's Industry Policy committee Chair, Geraldine Bassett, discusses the administrative challenges of deferred DB members and 2018 is the 'time to bite the bullet' in a blog for Pension Funds Insider, here. read more...

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 16:30

Guest blog - Stepping up the campaign to ensure good governance in pension schemes

By Anthony Raymond, Acting Executive Director for Regulatory Policy, The Pensions Regulator   Last month we launched a campaign to protect workplace pension savers by driving up the standards of governance across pension schemes. read more...

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 17:00

Article - The great pensions transfer debate

Administration standards for DB to DC transfers need to become more consistent, say Margaret Snowdon and Kim Gubler of PASA, in a Pensions Insight article.  read more...

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 03:00

CSFI - Pensions Dashboard event 21st September 2017

We are delighted that PASA Chair, Margaret Snowdon OBE, will be speaking at the CSFI event on 21st September 2017 'Will pension dashboards change how we save for retirement'. More information on the event and registration can be found on the CSFI website here.     read more...

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 16:30

Cyber security and data risk - PASA slides

What it means for Trustees, Schemes and members. Slides by PASA Chair, Margaret Snowdon OBE.     Photo Credit: Photo by HTSABO   read more...

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 20:00

PFO article - The Transfer Conundrum - solving new problems for old processes

PASA deputy Chair, Kim Gubler, discusses making DB transfers simpler for all involved by working together as an industry in a blog for Pension Funds Online. read more...

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 18:00

Article - PMI News - Pensions dashboard and data quality

  Check out PASA Chair, Margaret Snowdon's new article in PMI News on pensions dashboard and data quality. read more...

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 15:00

Pension Funds Online blog - Administration Standards for Master Trusts

  Our Accreditation committee Chair, Lorraine Harper, discusses why administration standards are important for Master trusts in the latest Pension Funds Online blog. read more...

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 22:45

Press Release - PASA pilots Master Trust accreditation framework

  PASA has announced plans to expand its existing accreditation framework to accommodate Master Trust and Buyout providers. The new standard, led by PASA’s Accreditation Committee Chair, Lorraine Harper, launched its first pilot on 28 July. read more...

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:00

Article - Local Government Chronicle - Countdown to Data Protection overhaul

PASA Accreditation Chair, Lorraine Harper, speaks to the Local Government Chronicle on the implications of GDPR. read more...

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 16:00

Pensions Expert article - How to get your scheme 'dashboard ready'

  Our Industry Policy Committee and Pensions Dashboard Working Group Chair, Geraldine Brasset, on how to get your scheme 'dashboard ready' in a Pensions Expert article.   read more...

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 16:15

Pensions Age - Admin Roundtable 2017

Check out the latest Administration Roundtable article from Pensions Age, chaired by PASA's Deputy Chair, Kim Gubler. read more...

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 17:15

PFO Blog - Dashboard - yet another positive reason to clean your data

PASA Board Director, Girish Menezes, asks do we need any more reasons to improve data quality in the latest PFO Blog.     read more...

Sat, 10/06/2017 - 03:00

Article - The cost of equalisation

Is your GMP dread being powered by 'the screams of children when they see the monster behind the door'?. Read the super new article in PMI News by our Industry Policy committee Chair, Geraldine Brassett. read more...

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 02:30

Press Release - PASA issue third tranche of GMP reconciliation guidance

The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), has released its next tranche of guidance for Schemes on GMP reconciliation.  This tranche covers the approach to reconciliation for scheme members who have an entitlement to a GMP and were in active membership at the point contracting out ceased on 5 April 2016. Please see the attached press release for further information. All of the GMP Guidance released by PASA to date can be found here.   read more...

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 18:30

PASA Newsletter Q1 2017

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Thu, 18/05/2017 - 03:15

Press Release - Lothian Pension Fund earns PASA accreditation

PASA are delighted to announce Lothian Pension Fund as the latest organisation to achieve PASA accreditation. See below for the full press release. read more...

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 14:30

Press Release - PASA appoints Kim Gubler as Deputy Chair

The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), the independent body dedicated to driving up standards in pensions administration, today announces the appointment of Kim Gubler to the newly created position of Deputy Chair.  read more...

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 15:30

Dashboard Demo Challenge Sessions

As PASA is supporting the Pensions Dashboard with the development of data standards, I am delighted to extend to PASA members an invitation from HM Treasury to attend one of its various Dashboard Demo Challenge Sessions.  If you wish to attend please indicate which of the dates suits you best.  This is an opportunity to hear first hand how the dashboard prototype has delivered, what the implications are for the future and to ask questions of those directly involved.  Places are subject to availability, so early application is advised. read more...

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 17:45

PASA welcomes Deloitte Total Reward and Benefits Limited

PASA is delighted to welcome Deloitte Total Reward and Benefits Limited as a corporate member. read more...

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 18:45

TPR Blog - Why data is the new oil in the digital economy

Check out the guest blog on The Pension Regulator's website from our Chair, Margaret Snowdon OBE. https://blog.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/2017/03/22/why-data-is-the-new-... read more...

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 17:45

Press Release - PASA announces Pensions Dashboard Working Group members

PASA has announced the members of its Pensions Dashboard Working Group.  The group will work closely with The Pensions Regulator on the setting of minimum data standards (“Dashboard Ready”), which should be attainable by all schemes and how these are promoted and monitored and will look at the costs and benefits of dashboard for pension schemes.  It will liaise with the HM Treasury Dashboard Steering Group and the Project Group to ensure everyone is joined up.  Read the full press release below. read more...

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 16:30

PASA Chair speaks to Pensions Age about the pensions administration landscape

PASA chair, Margaret Snowdon OBE, speaks to Adam Cadle of Pensions Age about the current pensions administration landscape and what we can expect going forward. http://www.pensionsage.com/pa/PASA-videointerview.php   read more...

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 23:45

Press Release - UK Power Networks earn PASA re-accreditation

Congratulations to UK Power Networks for earning PASA Accreditation. The full press release can be viewed below. read more...

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 16:30

PRESS RELEASE - The industry must stand together if standards are to improve

At the first annual PASA event, based in London on Monday evening and attended by more than 70 industry professionals, PASA Executive Director, Fergus Clarke, said that the industry must collectively step up to the plate to improve administration standards. Also speaking at the event was Andrew Warwick-Thompson of The Pensions Regulator, who echoed this view. The full press release is attached below. read more...

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 20:45

PASA 2017 and Beyond Event - photos and annual report

Thank you to those who attended PASA 2017 and Beyond yesterday evening. It was great to see so many of you and we hope you enjoyed the evening. read more...

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 18:30

Pensions Dashboard - What's not to like?

Our Chair, Margaret Snowdon, explains how the dashboard can restore trust from members in the latest Pension Funds Online blog. read more...

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:30

Pensions Age Article - Good Governance, really?

PASA Executive Director, Fergus Clarke, questions whether good governance over administration services is real or imaginary in Pensions Age.   read more...

Sun, 29/01/2017 - 19:30

Barnett Waddingham LLP achieves PASA Accreditation

PASA have today announced Barnett Waddingham LLP as the latest organisation to have successfully earned PASA accreditation. The full press release is attached. read more...

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 18:30

PASA welcomes Xafinity Consulting Services

PASA are delighted to welcome Xafinity Consulting Services as a corporate member. A full list of our members can be found here. read more...

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 18:45

PASA welcomes DS Smith Business Services

We are delighted to welcome DS Smith Business Services as new corporate members of PASA. The full list of corporate PASA members can be found here. read more...

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 17:45

EVENT - PASA 2017 and Beyond, 27th February 2017

Meet the PASA board and help improve future pensions administration standards. Do you want to understand more about PASA and know more about our strategy and objectives? Would you like to become more involved in improving administration standards and hear the views of the Pensions Regulator?  Then join the PASA board, committee chairs and other pensions professionals at our next event PASA 2017 and beyond being held on Monday 27 February in the evening at the Goldsmiths Centre. read more...

Mon, 09/01/2017 - 17:15

PASA Chair Keynote at Professional Pensions Administration Forum

PASA are pleased to announce our Chair, Margaret Snowdon OBE, as keynote speaker for the Professional Pensions Administration Forum on 26th January 2017. read more...

Wed, 30/11/2016 - 16:30

PASA Chair, Margaret Snowdon OBE, to speak at the Westminster Employment Forum

PASA Chair, Margaret Snowdon OBE, will be speaking at the Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar: Priorities for pensions policy in the UK on 29th November 2016. Further details including the agenda and how to book your place can be found on the Westminster Forum Projects website. read more...

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 17:30

The PASA GMP Working Group is recruiting new members

Our GMP Working Group was set up in Summer 2015, with an objective to identify, agree and implement a set of industry standards and guidance that will allow HMRC and scheme administrators to effectively complete GMP and Scheme Reconciliation Service (SRS) reconciliations in response to the cessation of contracting out in 2016. The Group has been extremely successful and is made up of individuals with expertise in public and private sector administration, legislative understanding and willingness to take on the big issues many schemes are struggling with. read more...

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 17:00

New Membership Booklet

The final week of #GetInvolvedOctober is membership week. In light of this we are delighted to release our brand new membership booklet, which was designed and produced by PASA member RPMI Limited. The booklet provides information regarding benefits of membership, what we do, our achievements, plans for the future, who can join and how to do so.  read more...

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 14:45

PASA - Pension Dashboard Working Group - members required

In our ever changing pension landscape, the introduction of the Pensions Dashboard is at the heart of the strategy to increase engagement with pensions and to put scheme members in the position where they can easily identify all their pension benefits and plan their income for retirement. For the dashboard to be successful however, not only do we need technology solutions but also for administrators to work with dashboard providers to make data available and for that data to be of good quality. read more...

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 15:15

PASA Board Director, Peter Dyer, discusses Beating the Fraudsters

PASA Board Director, Peter Dyer, speaks to Pensions Age and questions how common pensioner payment fraud is and how it can be combatted. read more...

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 17:30

PASA Board Director, Girish Menezes, discusses the importance of supporting pension administrators

Read PASA Board Director, Girish Menezes', blog at Pension Funds Online on the importance of supporting pensions administrators. http://www.pensionfundsonline.co.uk/content/pension-funds-insider/blog/p...   read more...

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 22:00

Press Release - PASA set to launch #GetInvolvedOctober

PASA today announced the launch of it's #GetInvolvedOctober initiative with a call to the industry’s individuals and organisations to get involved and join PASA in the aim of raising standards in pension administration. The campaign will focus on a different group each week: •    Week 1 – PASA Experts •    Week 2 – Committee members •    Week 3 - Workgroup members •    Week 4 - Become a member The attached press release provides further information. read more...

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 14:30

PASA Chair to sit on the HMT Dashboard steering group

  PASA are pleased to announce its Chairman, Margaret Snowdon OBE, has been appointed by HM Treasury to the senior level Steering Group for the Pensions Dashboard prototype project, which was launched by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury at Aviva’s Digital Garage on Monday 12th September. Margaret will be one of two independent members of the Steering Group and will represent the Pensions Industry by providing insight and challenge to this hugely important national initiative. read more...

Mon, 19/09/2016 - 15:15

PASA announces Board election results

PASA are pleased to announce the results of our recent elections - with Girish Menezes, Tracy Weller and Gary Evans taking places on the Board. read more...

Fri, 16/09/2016 - 14:15

PASA Chair to speak at the Transparency Symposium

Our Chair, Margaret Snowdon OBE, will be representing PASA  and speaking at the Transparency Symposium on 21st September. The topic is "Transparency in Pensions:  The Need to Know and the Need to Save”   Margaret's session will cover: read more...

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 13:15

PASA Chair to attend the Transparency Strategy Summit

PASA is pleased to be taking part in the Transparency Strategy Summit on Monday 12th at the House of Commons. The aim of the Summit is to "begin to build consensus on the best way to protect the interests of the UK’s pensions-saving public through full disclosure on all the costs and charges they are paying but not being told about”.  read more...

Thu, 08/09/2016 - 16:00
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