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CML and ABI join forces on protection

The Council of Mortgage Lenders and the ABI have joined forces to lobby the Government on improving protection for homeowners. Measures being sought include favourable tax treatment of mortgage payment protection insurance. The move underlines an industry shift away from mortgage indemnity guarantees towards a policy of "prevention rather than cure" when insuring mortgage lending.

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The Government must take that kite and learn to fly it

I read with interest David Dunn&#39s comments on kitemarking (Money Marketing, February 19) and his concerns about some people buying stakeholder pensions which are unsuitable for their needs. In my view, there are two types of pension investor. The first is looking to maximise every nook and cranny of tax relief available on pensions, is […]

Axa Sun Life rethinks whole product range

Axa Sun Life is revamping its entire product range in its first major drive into the IFA market since the £690m Axa Equity & Law merger with Sun Life. The two companies merged last July. Axa will become the direct arm and Sun Life was relaunched last week as the IFA arm. The new IFA […]

Neptune Global Income: Is Japan the best dividend market in the world?

By George Boyd-Bowman, Fund Manager at Neptune The Neptune Global Income Fund seeks exposure to the very best – and often overlooked – income opportunities from across the world. Unconstrained by benchmarks, the fund currently has 24 per cent invested in Japan, differentiating the high conviction portfolio from many of its peers. Watch Neptune Fund […]

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