The Retirement Strategy data pages are designed to offer a wide ranging view of the current annuity rates being offered from providers including impaired, flexible and asset-backed annuity options. The pages also put current rates into historical context, offer the latest annuity best-buy tables and give a general overview of the type of products each provider currently offers.
There was some interesting debate developing in the readers’ comments foll-owing on from the article headlined, Pru calls for rivals to go further on critical cover, in the May 26 edition of Money Marketing. In our opinion, these comments missed one crucial point, this being that PruProtect’s critical-illness offering is not more costeffective because Pru […]
RSM Tenon has appointed John Porteous to its financial management team to develop its platform and technology.
The Indian central bank has enough ammunition to deal with inflation as the Indian equity market stages a comeback
Ernst & Young director of financial services Malcolm Kerr says he has seen no employee demand for corporate wraps. Standard Life, Legal & General and Scottish Widows have launched corporate wraps and Friends Life and Zurich have committed to joining the market this year. Hargreaves Lansdown set up its corporate wrap, Vantage, in April 2010. […]
Every day a quick scan of the news reveals some new horror that will change the lives of those involved forever – the unlucky accident on the way to work, a tragic illness that cuts a young life short or the holiday accident that leaves more than just a scar to cope with. We barely […]
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