CGNU's logo is being replaced by the Aviva logo, which will be the public face of the global insurance group from this month. The Norwich Union brand will continue for Aviva's UK business.
Bradford & Bingley, the IFA and mortgage lender, has joined the blue chip club after being promoted to the FTSE100. The company takes the place of demoted Powergen. B&B was selected on the basis of its recent trading statement.
Fidelity raced ahead of its rivals to secure almost a quarter of IFA fund recommendations in May, according to research company Keydata.Its latest findings show that Fidelity received 24 per cent of IFA recommendations, an increase from its 14 per cent share at the same time last year.Fidelity was well ahead of second-placed Credit Suisse, […]
With-profits AVCs have outperformed unit-linked contracts, with the average fund producing returns of 6 per cent a year over the past three years, according to Watson Wyatt.Over three, five and 10-year investment periods, all but one with-profits AVC provider produced a higher return than the best-performing managed unit-linked contract.Wyatt found the equivalent unit-linked managed fund […]
Returns on commercial property have outperformed equities and bonds over the last five years, offering investors a real alternative to these asset classes, claims Edinburgh Fund Managers property adviser Robin White.White, who advises on the Edinburgh portfolio property fund, told the Senate Programme that despite tales of doom and gloom surrounding the residential property market, […]
EEF stated in its 2015 EEF Manifesto that the UK’s growth prospects depend on people being fit, working and productive. Keeping people in work and helping people return to work is very important for the manufacturing sector. It means boosting productivity by getting people back into work as early as is possible, as well as fostering workplace cultures and environments that proactively manage individuals’ health conditions so that all can benefit from lower sickness absence outcomes.
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The Financial Ombudsman Service will be reviewed by an independent person following claims of poor staff training and alleged biases in its decisions that were exposed in a recent Channel 4 investigation. Treasury Committee chair Nicky Morgan wrote to FOS chief executive Caroline Wayman on 13 March asking for more information about the findings of […]
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