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ABI urges caution on Myners

The ABI is urging the Government to be cautious in introducing codes of best practice for pension fund investment as proposed in the recent Myners Report on Institutional Investment in the UK. It argues proposals could have unintended consequences which could harm the interests of pension fund members and increase their costs.

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The gene machine

The general public have a complicated relationship with genetic science.On the one hand, it is believed to herald a new generation of childrenwithout health problems and smart cures for existing health problems whileits darker side brings fears of mutant clones and Big Brother medical tests. For the present, the widely reported advances in genetic testing,including […]

L&G waives fee on flexi self-cert mortgage

Legal & General&#39s mortgage club is offering a flexible self-certification tracker mortgage which waives the usual £325 application fee until June 30.The interest rate tracks bank base rate plus 0.98 per cent for the life of the mortgage. The current rate is 6.23 per cent, and loans are available up to 85 per cent loan […]

Smile&#39s mini cash Isa tops press table

Smile&#39s mini cash Isa received the most positive mentions across the media over the Isa season, according to a survey published by Presswatch.Fidelity received most positive mentions by product and most IFA recommendations, while Aberdeen&#39s Tech Fund received the highest number of mentions by product, during the period January 1 to April 6.The product receiving […]

Merrill Lynch – Merrill Lynch Defined Returns

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Why prevention is better than cure

Quoting the famous adage, prevention is better than cure; there are many proactive benefits that can improve wellness in the workplace, decrease stress, increase staff morale and reduce absenteeism, as well as attracting and retaining employees of a higher standard. With a recent study showing that employees in Britain are working below peak productivity, preventative benefits can ensure you address potential health issues or causes of stress at their source and ensure productivity in the workplace remains at an optimum level. With this in mind, how are you using preventative benefits to help keep your workforce happy and healthy?

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