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Connell to review links with Scottish Widows

Estate agency group Connell is reviewing its nine year links with Scottish Widows.

The move to review its life assurance business, comes at the end of its current contract with the life office.

Connell is now looking to develop a strategic partnership with a life assurance company. Such a partnership could include mortgages.

The estate agency which concentrates exclusively on repayment mortgages and non-regulated assurance products, writes up to 15,000 level term and critical illness policies each year.


Chartwell issues With Profit Bond guide

Investors should beware of high headline bonus rates when investing in with profits bonds according to Bath IFA Chartwell Investment Management.In Chartwell&#39s eighth edition of its &#39With Profit Bond Guide&#39, associate director Patrick Connolly says too many private investors are attracted by a high headline bonus rate, but this may not be the best product.Connolly […]

Bacon & Woodrow confirms the need to slash margins

A Bacon & Woodrow survey of the country&#39s top pensions providers has confirmed life offices&#39 fears that stakeholder will slash margins.The pensions consultant says the shake-up will inevitably lead to a move to single pricing, flexible annual management charges and the demise of policy fees.The B&W Personal Pension Unit-Linked Survey found that charges on personal […]

Tech winners keep on winning

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