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CII launches new service

The Chartered Insurance Institute has launched a new members only area in the CII Library Online.

The area contains a range of free information for SOFA and CII members including thirty technical factfiles written exclusively for the CIILO on topics from motor claims to pension options.

It also holds over 700 technical papers which have been scanned from the CII library.

Further resources will be added over coming months starting with articles from the CII&#39s journal from 1999 onwards.


Compulsion obsessives

Pensions are one of the big issues dominating this year&#39s political party conference season.By the time you read this, the Labour Party conference will be drawing to a close and, as at the Liberal Democrats in Brighton last week, the state of UK retirement provision will have catapulted itself still further towards the top of […]

No slowdown in house prices, says Nationwide

There is no evidence of the housing market slowing down, with the average property price showing an annual rise of 22.2 per cent to £112,919 last month from £92,432 in September 2001, according to the latest research by Nationwide Building Society.Its analysis of the UK housing market for September shows that the average price was […]

IFAs voice SSAS fears after court rules on executive&#39s tax-free cash

IFAs are warning that a court ruling that an executive director is not allowed to retire and take a tax-free lump sum if he remains a non-executive director in the firm could have serious ramifications for the small self-administered scheme sector.The Court of Appeal overturned an earlier High Court decision in the case of Vena-bles […]


“Yes. It has to do something to come into line with all the others.” Andrew Williams, Independent Financial Advisers “Yes. It was inevitable as Standard was the only life office not to have done so.” James Cooper, Cullen Financial Planning “No. I think it is something the regulator has to look at. I can understand […]

How to use wills to protect your clients’ wishes

March was Free Wills Month! Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England and Wales. Research by the Law Society* highlighted that only 64 […]


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