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Assureweb redesigns website

IFA e-trading portal Assureweb is launching a completely redesigned website.

The new site has a simpler design that incorporates its new logo and should work faster and be easier to use.

IFAs are now a maximum of three clicks away from any part of the site and can personalise the service by setting up quick links to other areas.

The site has been re-formatted and is now categorised by business areas.


Stakeholder set to be Euro pension model

The EU could be set to introduce a portable pan-European stakeholder-style pension based on a report from a group of leading European financial services companies.According to experts at the ABI, the report by the European Financial Services Roundtable may form the basis of a new pensions directive with a green paper to appear by spring […]

Does Smith have mettle to forge a new system?

As I write this, publication of Alan Pickering&#39s pension simplification review is expected “some time in July”. At the risk of having already been proved wrong, there follow a few thoughts about this process.It is now widely anticipated that Pickering will recognise the need for a significant simplification of the UK pension system. It is […]

Warning that reviews flood will sink savings confidence

The head of the financial services practitioner panel is warning the Treasury and the FSA that the consequence of the present multitude of reviews could be damage to the economy and savings confidence.Panel chairman Donald Brydon says too many reviews could distract management at a time when the industry is already being squeezed by falling […]

Equitable deals a new blow to policyholders with harsher penalties

Equitable Life has slashed its maturity and surrender values further in a bid to maintain solvency, blaming recent stockmarket falls.In a move described by Equitable as “most regrettable”, it will now reduce maturity values by 10 per cent, rather than 4 per cent, unless this brings the value to below the guarantee, which it will […]

2016 Global Survey of Individual Investors: How is investor behaviour rewriting the job description for financial professionals?

Trapped between expectations for near double-digit returns and strong apprehensions about investing in persistently volatile markets, investors worldwide are of the opinion that professional financial advice is worth the fee. But even though they believe individuals who work with a financial professional are more likely to achieve their goals, investors have a clear vision of […]


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