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43% of employees want healthcare

A recent YouGov survey found 43 per cent of employees would most like their employer to provide private healthcare as a staff benefit.

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Skandia merges Skandia Life and Selestia businesses

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Financial Objects wins Sand Aire contract

Software supplier Financial Objects has been assigned to implement its wealthmanagement software with Sand Aire, the UK-based multi-client family office. Sand Aire specialises in strategic wealth management for families, trusts and charities.Activebank Wealth Manager will be used by Sand Aire to enhance its portfoliomanagement and client reporting capabilities and should help enhance its future development. […]

ABI lobbies Treasury over CGT hit to bonds

The Association of British Insurers and member firms have met with the Treasury this week to lobby against the proposed introduction of a flat rate of capital gains tax amid concerns it could seriously damage the life industry.They claim Chancellor Alistair Darling’s pre-Budget reforms to CGT will damage the £30bn insurance bond market and have […]

Dividend slump? Not if you look globally

By George Boyd-Bowman, Manager of the Neptune Global Income Fund Recent research has indicated that global dividend growth will slump by as much as 50 per cent in 2016. As collapsing commodities hit high-profile dividend payers, George Boyd-Bowman explains why the US and Japan are his top picks for income growth in 2016. Click here […]

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