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Canada Life – Enhanced Annuity

Canada Life

Enhanced Annuity

Type: Impaired life annuity

Minimum premium: Lump sum £10,000

Minimum age: 50

Options: Annuity protection

Income frequency: Choice of monthly, quarterly, half-annually or annual

Commission: Initial 2% of premium, 2.5% for online applications

Tel: 08457 226232


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A few weeks ago, after one of those industry seminars which you find yourself attending for some mysterious reason and then wonder why you bothered, an IFA asked me what criteria I use to decide what topic to write about this column.

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Zurich International Life boosts fund range

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Global energy: positioning for a recovery in the oil price Š

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