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Aviva completes £600m share buy-back

Aviva has completed a share buy-back programme worth nearly £600m, the life company has said in an update published today. In spring the insurer said it was planning to buy back up to £600m of its own shares, in an effort to deploy £2bn of excess capital this year. At the time the provider said […]

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How are advisers handling client questions on crypto-currencies?

Michael Klimes examines the sceptical attitude advisers take towards crypto-currencies Unregulated investments can take diverse forms in the UK, from burial plots near Birmingham to storage pods in Blackburn. In more exotic locations such as the Caribbean, property is popular, while so-called “ethical crops” have lured investors to Africa. While these have been on advisers’ […]

Why protection acceptance rates need more promotion

The FCA recently published feedback on its Call for Input on access to insurance. While this was focused on the ability for people with pre-existing conditions to get travel insurance, it will have wider implications for the protection market – and rightly so. Too many consumers feel they are uninsurable, having been refused cover, even […]

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Income should mean income

By Robin Geffen, Fund Manager & CEO, Neptune Equity income funds have a vital role to play in client portfolios today. With the awkward confluence of the baby boomers retiring as fixed income yields sit at historic lows, these funds have increasingly taken centre stage in delivering income for those who need to live off […]

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