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NS&I begins in-store pilot with Tesco

National Savings & Investments’ brochures for premium bonds and savings products will be available in 50 Tesco stores from today.The pilot stores cover England, Scotland and Wales and will be rolled out across the retail giant’s 450 nationwide stores if the scheme takes off.Brochures available include premium bonds information and information on NS&I capital protected […]

IFA praises Axa after CI payout

An Essex-based IFA whose client suffered a heart attack two days after being put on risk has praised Axa Sun Life for paying out on his critical-illness claim. The client and his wife, who previously only had life cover, came to Chadborn Baker & Kearle mortgage adviser Peter Wright for remortgage advice. He recommended a […]

Actuaries warn over putting retirement cash in BTL

People should think very carefully before using retirement income to invest in the residential property buy-to-let market after A-Day, according to the Actuarial Profession. It says that although it may appear an attractive option, there are a number of reasons why this route would be unsuitable for many investments. The AP says the initial outlay […]

Scottish Widows poaches Alix Stewart from Gartmore

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has poached fund manager Alix Stewart from Gartmore to run its corporate bond plus portfolio. Stewart ran Gartmores corporate bond fund in which time it delivered top quartile returns and was A-rated by Standard & Poors.

Inheritance tax – How to declare and who pays

By Kim Jarvis, Canada Life In this article we look at which forms personal representatives (PRs) need to complete and who actually pays the tax. To recap, under current rules, any part of the estate that falls within the available nil-rate band (NRB), currently £325,000, is taxed at zero. Anything in excess of the NRB is […]

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