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Bupa wins best insurer award

BUPA is offering on-line financial protection against new variant Creutzfeld Jacob Disease (CJD) following nationwide fears of a possible epidemic.

Bupa’s Critical Illness Protector will pay out a tax free lump sum of up to #50,000 if a policyholder develops CJD.

The money could be used for paying care costs or to reduce other financial commitments such as a mortgage.

By entering details of age, gender, medical history and the level of benefit they require, people can receive an instant quotation on-line.

If they have no medical history and they pay by credit card, their cover can start immediately.


IFAP fear proposals are return to bad old days

The watering down of the polarisation rules will restrict and eventually cut out independent advice in the financial services market, according to IFA Promotions.IFAP says consumers have benefited from the clarity under existing rules where companies are obliged to disclose if they are independent, but fears the new proposals will mark a return to the […]

Schroders&#39 new UK active value fund

Schroders&#39 new UK active value fund is aimed at investors who are looking to broaden their exposure to the UK market.The fund is a unit trust that benchmarks the Salomon Smith Barney broad market UK value index, which is made up of 475 companies that are currently thought to be undervalued by the market. Some […]

Treasury to light LTC &#39beacons&#39

The Treasury could be recommending “beacon products” to guide long-term care insurance standards before the end of the month according to industry insiders.It is understood these products will provide an example or beacon to ins urers on what LTC products should feature. It is also likely they will form the basis for consultation over whether […]

Pink Home Loans – 1.35 Per Cent Discount Self-Certification

Tuesday, 7th November 2000.Discounted term: Three years.Discount: 1.35 per cent.Payable rate: 6.65 per cent.Minimum loan: £25,000.Maximum loan: Up to 90 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £250,000.Income multiples: Employed &#45 3.25 times principal income plus second or 2.75 times joint, self employed &#45 3.5 times principal income plus second or 2.75 times […]

Is volatility dead? No, sell credit

There are several arguments that one could currently make for why credit markets look unattractive. These include signals that the US economy is in late cycle, the fact that corporate leverage has been increasing (with 2016 setting a record for the amount of global bond issuance), and that US high-yield default rates have risen considerably […]


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