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Ageas Protect – YourLife Plan Critical Illness Cover update

YourLife Plan Critical Illness Cover update

Update: Addition of ABI+ definitions for cancer, multiple sclerosis stroke and total & permanent disability based on suitable occupation and work tasks definitions, total disability available as an alternative to TPD where disability leads to inability to work but is not permanent, doubling of children’s benefit where treatment is only available overseas from 50% of the sum assured up to £50,000 to 100% of the sum assured up to £100,000



Record business for tracker funds

Tracker funds recorded their highest quarterly net retail sales on record in the third quarter, according to the Investment Management Association. Trackers took £633m in net retail sales, 24 per cent above the quarterly average of £511m for the past 12 months and 53 per cent more than the £413m net retail sales in the […]

Ardevora drops fund’s equity name

Ardevora has dropped the equity label on its £14.6m UK equity income fund after investors confused it with the firm’s £2m UK equity fund. The fund’s name changed to Ardevora UK income fund on November 1. Ardevora partner Rob Page says: “We have had clients ringing up and trying to place trades in the income […]


‘Avoid blurring restricted and independent advice’

Firms offering both an independent and restricted advice service will need to ensure there is “clear blue water” between the two models, according to regulatory compliance firm Resources Compliance. Speaking at the Personal Finance Society annual conference in Birmingham last week, Resources Compliance consultant David Morgan said: “Firms can offer both independent and restricted advice, […]


Skandia hits out at legacy commission ban

Skandia has criticised the FSA over its decision to ban legacy commission under the RDR, arguing the cost benefit analysis supporting the move is “fundamentally flawed”. Skandia UK chief executive Peter Mann (pictured) says yesterday’s consultation paper on the treatment of legacy assets was the first paper to clearly set out the regulator’s thinking on […]

How QE is distorting the gilt market

By Mike Riddell The moves in gilts in August were truly exceptional. Volatility in the gilt market (based off 10-year gilt futures) has soared to close to the highest levels seen this millennium, on a par with the eurozone debt crisis of 2011/12 and behind only the global financial crisis of 2008/09. The first distortion […]


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