Anyone looking for help on their pensions can visit Pension Wise, a free and impartial service that helps you understand the options for your pension pot. As of 1 January 2019, Pension Wise is delivered by the new Single Financial Guidance Body.The Information Commissioner’s Office are also available for comment. You can contact them on 0303 123 9070 or via their website. the caller is authorised by the FCA, or is the trustee or manager of an occupational or personal pension scheme, and the recipient of the call consents to calls, or has an existing relationship with the caller Companies that make unwanted, unsolicited phone calls to people about their pensions may face enforcement action, including fines of up to half a million pounds, from today (9 January).Pensions fraud can be devastating, leaving victims without the means to fund their retirement. One of the most common methods used by scammers to commit pensions fraud is through cold calls, which is why the government has taken action. Research by the Money Advice Service suggests that there could be as many as 8 scam calls every second – the equivalent of 250 million calls per year.John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said: unsolicited calls about your pension will become illegal this week companies that break the rules can face fines of up to £500,000 Pension scams are despicable crimes, fleecing people of the retirement they’ve earned by doing the right thing, working hard and saving for the future. Banning pensions cold-calling will protect people from these callous crooks and ensure fraudsters feel the full force of the law. Pension scammers are the lowest of the low. They rob savers of their hard-earned retirement and devastate lives. We know that cold-calling is the pension scammers’ main tactic, which is why we’ve made them illegal. If you receive an unwanted call from an unknown caller about your pension, get as much information you can and report it to the Information Commissioner’s Office. I’d also urge all savers to seek independent advice if you’re thinking about making an important financial decision. According to the FCA, pension scammers stole on average £91,000 per victim last year.Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, said: If you receive a cold call about your pension, get any information you can, such as the company name or phone number, and report it to the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website or on 0303 123 1113.If you think you have lost money to fraud, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via their website.Further informationThe ban prohibits cold-calling in relation to pensions, except where:
Malik is part of the Pakistan squad currently in England to play the World Cup hosts in a five-match ODI series ahead of the game’s showpiece event starting May 30.The announcement came just hours before Pakistan’s second tour game against Northamptonshire.The break means Malik is set to miss the one-off T20I against England on May 5 and the first of the five ODIs against the hosts on May 8.(Inputs: PTI) New Delhi: Experienced Pakistan middle-order batsman Shoaib Malik will return home for 10 days from the ongoing tour of England due to personal reasons, the PCB said on Monday.”The Pakistan cricket team management has given leave to Shoaib Malik so that he can return home to deal with a domestic issue. He is expected to rejoin the team in 10 days’ time,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement.”The PCB will not be making any further comments and fully expects all concerned to respect Shoaib’s privacy,” it added. Shoaib Malik returned home eyeing personal reasons. Pakistan will be up against England for one off T20 and five ODI. Pakistan will play Windies in their first game of World Cup. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.