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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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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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Survey looks at the challenges facing businesses post auto-enrolment

A survey conducted by Johnson Fleming at the Pension & Benefits Show 2014 highlighted the key challenges faced within organisations post auto-enrolment. The results showed that communicating the changes and the value of them to staff, and receiving timely data from the payroll provider proved to still be the most challenging aspects of managing an auto-enrolment scheme.

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