Stay informed with latest developments from Criterion's professional standards and governance services.


13 August 2019

Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2019

Team Criterion is taking part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on Sunday 15 September 2019 to raise money for Waverley Care.

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23 July 2019

Fairer Finance Champions STAR

Fairer Finance, the consumer voice in financial services, has endorsed the STAR initiative.

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28 June 2019

ABI calls for improved efficiency of transfers in platforms market

The ABI confirmed it was pleased the FCA welcomed the progress being made across the industry through the STAR initiative, in which the ABI has played a key role. The ABI will continue to engage with the FCA to further improve the efficiency and speed of transfers.

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12 June 2019

Inaugural STAR Steering Group commits to 'galvanise the industry' on transfers

The 30 members of the STAR Steering Group, including representation from the FCA, met in London on Thursday 6th June at the offices of Transact.

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21 May 2019

Billy Burnside announced as new Managing Director

Billy Burnside will join Criterion Tec Limited as Managing Director on 17 June 2019.

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16 May 2019

Group Risk Standards Development

Criterion has launched a new Standards Development project to develop a Standard to support Group Risk Mid Term Changes (formerly referred to as “Renewals”).

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30 April 2019

STAR introductory webinar - Thursday 16 May 2019

If you would like to learn about STAR, find out how to get involved and help shape the future of transfers, book your place now.

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25 April 2019

STAR welcomes the Origo Transfer Service data publication

STAR welcomes the publication of data from the Origo Transfer Service community, which helps show the commitment to improvement and good practice within the industry.

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16 April 2019

STAR writes Dear CEO letters

STAR has written Dear CEO letters to all long-term saving and investment organisations, inviting them to join STAR, following discussions with the FCA and DWP.

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8 April 2019

Stamp out transfer delays - why this STAR is born

Everybody wants financial businesses' inability to perform investment and pension transfers in a timely manner addressed, says Tom McPhail, who chairs a new not-for-profit initiative aiming to ensure that happens now. People have a right to expect financial companies to execute their instructions quickly, efficiently and securely.

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2 April 2019

STAR transfers initiative covers in excess of 35 million customers

To date 21 companies, including some of the key industry players, have pledged to work within the STAR framework, covering the savings and investments of 35 million pensions.

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20 March 2019

Criterion appoints Pat Shea as new non-exec board director

STAR is inviting all long-term savings and investments organisations to attend an industry event, to learn more about how they can help improve the customer experience of transferring between companies.

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7th March 2019

Criterion partners with Waverley Care as part of our 2019/2020 Corporate Social Responsibility

We are delighted and proud to partner with Waverley Care, Scotland's HIV and Hepatitis C charity, as part of our 2019/2020 Corporate Social Responsibility.

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29th January 2019

STAR invites companies to join at ABI hosted transfer and re-registration event.

STAR is inviting all long-term savings and investments organisations to attend an industry event, to learn more about how they can help improve the customer experience of transferring between companies.

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13th January 2019

11 organisations commit to STAR as momentum starts to build.

First 30 founding members will be awarded Founder Accreditation Mark, a visible endorsement of their commitment to improving outcomes for consumers.

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5th December 2018

Criterion is recruiting.

We are looking for an experienced Lead Business Architect to lead and shape work to define and develop Criterion’s suite of collaborative, whole-industry solutions for Financial Services.

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25th October 2018

Team Criterion put their backs into it, to help upkeep charity grounds.

The whole team at Criterion volunteered recently to help upkeep an Edinburgh charities grounds. The team spent a full autumnal day cleaning up leaves, chopping down trees and litter picking.

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17th October 2018

Criterion receives endorsement for its joint venture with TeX from Investment, Savings and Pensions Industry.

Criterion is delighted to have received backing from the Transfers and Re-registration Industry Group (TRIG) for its joint project with TISA eXchange (TeX) to implement the TRIG transfer framework.

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6th September 2018

Criterion and TeX propose landmark collaboration to support
TRIG framework

TISA eXchange Limited (TeX) and Criterion Tec Limited (Criterion) have proposed a landmark collaboration in support of industry development and adoption of the Transfers and Re-registration Industry Group (TRIG) new transfers framework.

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4th September 2018

Criterion is Recruiting

To drive our business plan and growth across the marketplace, Criterion is recruiting two new pivotal roles.

These appointments will build our strength, which will continue to help us as we drive through the collaborative work necessary to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving industry. There are great career opportunities at Criterion and we are committed to providing colleagues with the reward, skills and flexibility to fulfil their ambitions.

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8th August 2018

Criterion to attend Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association Annual Conference and Exhibition – 17-19 October – ACC Liverpool

Members of the Criterion team including Caroline Mansley, Managing Director and Nick Green, Head of Standards will be there and available to discuss how Criterion can help transform how businesses work together.

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22nd May 2018

Criterion GDPR projects protect continued daily delivery of tens of thousands of client valuations

Criterion, the Standards and Governance body for the Financial Services industry, has successfully completed key industry projects to ensure that new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) does not interrupt the delivery of normal service to Financial Services consumers.

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15th May 2018

Criterion to sponsor leading industry conference.

Criterion is delighted to be sponsoring the Horizons Lifetime Savings & Investment Conference 2018, 5th – 6th June, London Hilton Tower Bridge.

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2nd May 2018

Nick Green comments on Guy Opperman's remarks to the ABI 'Retirement interventions and innovation' conference about Pensions Dashboard.

Nick Green, Head of Standards at Criterion, commented "The DWP Feasibility Report that will set out the framework for quickly establishing a live, working Dashboard capability must also consider the longer term appetite from savers and retirees for this information."

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23rd April 2018

Criterion appoints five experienced non-execs to drive Standards and Governance across the UK’s long-term savings, investment, pensions and protection markets.

Edinburgh based company Criterion, the new, not-for-profit industry body for Standards and Governance services, has appointed five non-executive directors to the board. This is to help build broad industry representation, as it looks to drive through the collaborative work necessary to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving industry.

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6th April 2018

Caroline Mansley comments on the report from the Work and Pensions Select Committee re: Pensions Dashboards.

Caroline Mansley, Managing Director of Criterion, commenting said: “We viewed this report with interest and in particular the points around single or multiple dashboards. We agree that any solution must deliver simple, impartial and trustworthy information to the consumer. A publicly-hosted service may be a pragmatic first step, with subsequent roll-out providing for service innovation around a robust, common core."

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