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B&CE adopts Aqera pension prediction software system

Union stakeholder provider B&CE is adopting software house Aquera&#39s iPensions system to power its annual pension statements.

The deal will enable B&CE&#39s 185,000 policyholders to access statutory money purchase illustrations online and includes “what if” modelling tools that allow individuals to see the effect increasing contributions would have on their pension provision.

Aqera managing director Ed Holt says: “With so many policyholders B&CE is the ideal first customer for iPensions. We look forward to presenting the B&CE solution to the rest of the industry and to the Government as a basis for the composite pension forecast.”


Isas buck trend as net retail sales rise again UK funds suffer their biggest fall since 1990

Net retail sales of investment funds increased to almost £500m last month but Isa sales slowed to less than £225m, according to the Investment Management Association.The IMA&#39s monthly figures show that, while net retail sales rose to £493m in November from £453m in October, Isa sales slipped to £224m from £238m.Investment funds under management last […]

Northern Venture Managers – Northern 3 VCT

Thursday, 12 December 2002 Aim: Income by investing in smaller UK companies Minimum investment: Lump sum £3,000 Opening-closing date: January 23, 2003-April 5, 2003 for 2002/2003 tax year, April 21, 2003 for 2003/2004 tax year Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.5 % in year one, 2% in year two, 2.5% thereafter Commission: Initial 3% Tel: 0800 […]

&#39IFAs liberated&#39

The Green Paper&#39s simplification of the pensions regime will liberate IFAs to return to being pensions salesmen, according to Standard Life. The time frame for selling a pension will be reduced from 7 to 8 hours to 3 to 4 hours which will allow IFAs to advise people with monthly contributions as low as £75 […]

Invesco takes over as IFAs&#39 top fund choice

Invesco Perpetual has knocked Fidelity off the top spot as the firm mentioned most frequently by IFAs when making mainstream fund recommendations, according to Keydata.A survey of 500 IFAs found that Fidelity, which lacks a popular fund in the equity income sector, is second, with Credit Suisse third, Artemis fourth and Jupiter fifth.Equity income remains […]


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