Collapsed UK Retailer BHS Pension Scheme Secured By $1 Billion Insurance Buyout

One America News Network | 8/28/2016 | Staff
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LONDON (Reuters) – The pensions of 9,000 employees of collapsed British department store chain BHS were secured on Sunday after a specialist insurer announced an insurance buyout of the firm’s ‘BHS2’ scheme covering 800 million pounds ($1 billion) of liabilities.

Pension Insurance Corporation said the buyout left members of the scheme, which was set up in 2017 following BHS’s collapse and a cash injection by former owner Philip Green, fully insured and certain to receive benefits under the scheme.

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A pension insurance buyout involves a transfer of the promise to pay pension fund members, shifting that responsibility...
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