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Best Group Pension Provider – Sponsored by Reed Insurance Selection

Winner: Standard Life

Second: Norwich Union

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002Type: Guaranteed growth bondMinimum-maximum investment: £3,000-no maximumTerm: Five yearsCharges: ImplicitReturn: Up to 200% of average growth in HSBC UK growth& income, JPMorgan Fleming premier equity growth, NewStar UK growth, Newton income, Norwich Union European equity andThreadneedle American select growthGuarantee: Choice of 80%, 90% or 100% of capital returned in full atend of […]

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Bradford & Bingley&#39s specialist lending arm Mortgage Express is launching a new internet service for IFAs allowing them to conduct business online.Mx-online provides quotations, automated decisions in principle and allows submission of applications and “real time” case tracking.Advisers can also develop online buy-to-let portfolios for clients such as landlords. Client details are stored so only […]

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Will MFR changes stem final flood?

Reform of the minimum funding requirement may be the first good news that final-salary pension schemes have had in a long time but many people in the industry believe it does not go far enough to be their saviour.In the face of a tide of highprofile final-salary closures, the Government hopes the proposals will go […]

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Pension freedoms: stop the scams

At the beginning of 2015, we highlighted that the new pension freedoms that come fully online on 6 April also represent a very attractive opportunity for the criminal fraternity to scam savers out of some, or all, of their accumulated retirement savings.

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