Legal & General has improved its partners' 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 […]
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 […]
Are we beginning to see the first signs of a hard-hitting watchdog which will not do its master's 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 […]
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 […]
Do macro headlines create white noise which impacts market prices? Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, David Herro, discusses how market volatility can create opportunities to buy good business at a discount.
Former home secretary Amber Rudd is set to return to the cabinet as work and pensions secretary, according to reports. The appointment follows the departure of Esther McVey yesterday over her refusal to back the government’s draft Brexit deal. According to reports, Rudd, a remainer, was offered the job after environment secretary Michael Gove spent […]
The FCA has written to all former clients of Avacade Limited, an unregulated pension introducer, to inform them about its legal action against the firm and its directors. In November 2017 the FCA said it would start civil proceedings against Avacade Limited, now in liquidation, and its three directors Craig Lummis, Lee Lummis and Raymond […]
As new disclosure rules bring the full extent of protection commissions into the spotlight, experts are asking if this will see clients ditch their advisers in favour of execution-only services. Under the Insurance Distribution Directive, from 1 October advisers have had to provide clients with information before a product sale about any commission received, which […]