The Chartered Insurance Institute is re-launching an enhanced learning package on payment protection insurance in light of recent investigations from the FSA.The new package will provide an online assessment of knowledge of the product and will be available from early 2006.The FSA was predominantly concerned with the poor disclosure of product and price details, failure […]
PIMA believes the Turner Commission Report will allow consumers more choice in their retirement income options but would like to see a workplace Isa as part of plans to encourage workplace saving through auto-enrolment.
A National Pension Savings Scheme could kill off more than half the business flows of leading providers, including Scottish Equitable, Friends Provident and Norwich Union. Experts warn that employers will need to offer a scheme of equivalent value to the proposed NPSS in order to be able to opt out, which could choke group personal […]
By Fiona Holmes, proposition communications manager When I first took out critical illness cover, I was overwhelmed. It wasn’t just the form filling, it was finding out about the sheer number of illnesses I was covered for. Did it give me peace of mind that I was covered for neuromyelitis optica or systematic lupus erythematosus? […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services from Money Marketing’s diary page Green with envy While scouring through the MPs’ Register of Interests last week, one WSJ correspondent took to reading the fine print of Treasury committee member John Mann’s file. Among the list of international trips undertaken by […]
Long-awaited guidance clears up confusion around the IHT position of policies issued under seal Life assurance protection is an often overlooked estate planning tool. For UK-domiciled individuals, effecting a policy subject to a trust can deliver a neat, effective way of sorting inheritance tax liability that cannot be diminished through other planning. It can also […]
Workplace provider Smart Pension has been told not to publish an advertisement again after a complaint to the marketing standards watchdog over its “threatening” tone. In November last year, Smart Pension sent a letter to business owners, stating that “failing to set up your workplace pension now could soon blow a serious hole in company […]