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Arete launches structured products website

Arete Consultancy is launching a structured retail products website to help IFAs access the most up to date information on new, maturing and closing products.


L&G enhances group life assurance for partnerships

Legal & General has improved its partners&#39 group life assurance policy to take advantage of changes to chargeable event rules that have come in as part of the Finance Act 2003. The change means most policies now fall outside these rules, eliminating any potential taxable gain that can arise on the second and subsequent death […]

Dunbar Bank – Zurich Guaranteed Capital Account Issue 5

Type: Capital protected bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £2,500-£250,000 Term: Five years and six months Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance in the index Return: Up to 100% growth at end of the term or 30% growth at end of three years if […]

McCarthy stakes out his territory

Are we beginning to see the first signs of a hard-hitting watchdog which will not do its master&#39s bidding if it does not agree with the command? FSA chairman Callum McCarthy used his first press interview to voice personal concerns over selling stakeholder products without advice. He seems to have set himself up for a […]

Breast cancer claims soar as screening improves

Scottish Provident has received record numbers of breast cancer claims, paying out more than £7m in the first six months of this year, according to its latest critical-illness figures. The £7m paid out to 80 claimants up to the end of June was equal to a quarter of the total of £28m paid out on […]


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