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Bonuses on with-profits policies expected to keep falling

The upcoming round of with-profits bonus declarations will bring little cheer to policyholders actuaries have warned.
The Actuarial Profession’s Life Board has cautioned investors payouts are likely to continue to fall, particularly on longer term policies.
Policies with less than 10 years duration are expected to have seen the worst of the falls though.

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