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Companies in DC link

Invesco is teaming up with Scottish Life to launch a new range of

defined-contribution pension plans.

The fund manager is gearing up to enter the market later this year with a

range of DC products including personal and stakeholder plans.

ScotLife will provide the pension plans with full third-party admin and


Invesco managing director of UK defined-contribution business David

Butcher says: “Service will increasingly become a differentiator in the DC

sector and we believe we will be well positioned.”


ScotLife kicks off seminars

Scottish Life is planning a series of nationwide seminars for IFAs todiscuss the business opportunities presented by stakeholder.The seminars will travel between nearly 30 venues after kicking off inLeeds on May 3. There are four dates in Birmingham, two in London, one inCardiff and one at Glasgow&#39s Hampden Park.The tour will also take in regional […]

Charcol set for online venture with Tesco

The Investec Guinness Flight Asia fund changed its name this week to theAsia New Economy fund to reflect a change in the fund&#39s investmentorientation.The focus of the fund will be similar to that of Investec GuinnessFlight&#39s successful Wired index fund. It will invest in companies across aspread of sectors which are considered to be in […]

Carry forward axe threatens self-employed

Many self-employed people are set to lose a valuable means of topping up their pension if the carry forward rule is abolished. Carry forward allows savers with personal pensions who have reached the limit for this year&#39s contributions to go back six years and top up. The system aided the self-employed who often don&#39t know […]

L&G offers variation on flexi loan

Legal & General is offering a flexible repayment mortgage styled on itsexisting Flexible Reserve loan.The Repayment Flexible Reserve product has no redemption penalties plusthe facility for over and underpayments, payment holidays and dailyinterest.It allows borrowers to build up a reserve to effectively save at themortgage interest rate tax-free while borrowers who make overpayments canreborrow up […]

The Merchants Trust PLC – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for The Merchants Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Simon Gergel. Portfolio Review The Merchants Trust reported results this month and the directors were pleased to announce a 35th consecutive year of dividend growth (subject to shareholder approval at the AGM). The Company is proud to be highlighted as […]


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