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Aegon downgraded to negative

Rating agency Moody’s has downgraded Aegon to negative after the firm reported an expected fourth-quarter loss of £1.08bn and an underlying loss before tax of £179m in its preliminary results on Tuesday.

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John Simmonds

Launching a new business is tricky and launching in the teeth of a recession makes the process more fraught but Bluefin Advisory Services CEO John Simmonds is upbeat about the economic headwind.

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On October 1, 1962, I took up my place at a desk in Cheapside, London in the pension department of what was then called Yorkshire Insurance Company, now buried deep within Aviva. In my 46-plus years, I have felt that I have been on a perp-etual learning curve, never more so than in recent years.

L&G partners with BuildLoan

Legal & General Mortgage Club has added BuildLoan to its proposition to offer members access to self-build and renovation finance.

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FCA Retirement Income Market Data

Last week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published their collected data under the above title for the period July-September 2015. It should be admitted that ordinarily such a set of figures would hold little appeal for either this article or our readers. Yet these are far from ordinary times for pension savings (and the employers that sponsor same). […]

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