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Chase de Vere to launch variable rate bond

Chase de Vere, the independent financial adviser, is launching a fixed term 10-month variable-rate bond for investments of between £10,000 and £1m.

The product which is offered in conjunction with the Woolwich pays 7.2 per cent gross interest.

Chase de Vere says that rising interest rates could mean investors will enjoy increasing monthly returns.


£8bn UK policy loose-out

The Unclaimed Assets Register, set up last year to find lost money, says there is up to £8bn unclaimed in various accounts and policies across Britain.Many people move home without telling former employers holding pension funds for them or life offices in which they hold shares. Untapped pension funds account for £2 billion of the […]

Opra takes on web quizzing

Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority, is to run its second web-based question time session on April 11. Participants can quiz chairman John Hayes, chief executive Caroline Instance and board member Harriet Maunsell on impending changes to the regulator&#39s powers. From April 3, most cases where an employer fails to pay employees&#39 contributions into an occupational pension […]

Stakeholder is forcing charges down, says research

Financial analyst the Research Department says anticipation of Stakeholder pensions is galvanising the pension industry into reducing charges. Group Personal Pension providers have started introducing schemes within Stakeholder&#39s 1 per cent maximum annual charge.TRD says this will greatly increase fund values in the early years of a fund&#39s set-up.TRD dot com Director Mark Hayes-Newington says: […]

Standard Life launches into stakeholder market

Standard Life is launching two non-stakeholder friendly pensions in May, but says it will be putting a stakeholder pension on the market next April. The new personal pension plan and the group personal pension will have a single 1 per cent charge rather than the bid-offer spread of its existing personal pension, moving towards stakeholder […]

Artemis Monthly Distribution Fund: positioning and outlook

Managers James Foster and Jacob de Tusch-Lec outline the fund’s investment approach and discuss current investment themes and outlook for the bond and equity markets. As James and Jacob confirm, the Artemis Monthly Distribution Fund’s aim is to generate an income from both equities and bonds. They explain their investment approach in each asset class, the sectors where they are […]


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