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DB schemes not dead – Mellon survey

Defined benefit pension schemes are not dead but their survival depends on cost, according to research by Mellon&#39s human resources and investor solutions group.

The figures indicate that employer support for DB schemes has not evaporated and 60 per cent of employers would consider raising pension contributions if further tax incentives were offered.

The research also shows although 81 per cent of companies are against compulsory provision based solely on employer contributions, 69 per cent would support compulsory contributions if they came from employers and employees.


FSA warning it is set to swoop on equity release

The FSA is warning that it will take swift regulatory action against firms which missell lifetime mortgages and says it has already seen evidence of poor financial promotion in the sector. Speaking at the Council of Mortgage Lenders&#39 annual conference in London on Tuesday, chief executive John Tiner said there is clearly potential for misselling […]

Margin sees some fund firms shun Standard fund platform

Standard Life&#39s mutual fund platform, which is due to launch next year, will not feature funds from major groups such as New Star, Threadneedle and JP Morgan Fleming. The platform will offer links to a number of Standard Life Investments&#39 funds and around 60 from external groups, including Schroders, Jupiter, Liontrust and Invesco Perpetual. A […]

Affordability is critical

That old adage “life insurance is sold, not bought” still gets uttered today when the distribution of protection insurance comes up in conversation, although perhaps “recommended” rather than “sold” is the appropriate word these days. Customers still do not usually wake up thinking “I must buy some life insurance today.” The same is true of […]

The Private Health Partnership – HealthSaver

Type: Budget individual private medical insurance Minimum-maximum ages: 45-79 Minimum premiums: Selected self pay level £1,500 &#45 £42.19 level 1 hospitals, £33.70 a month level 2 hospitals, selected self-pay level £3,000 &#45 £31.10 a month level 1 hospitals, £25.54 a month level 2 hospitals, selected self-pay level £5,000 &#45 £25.32 a month level 1 hospitals, […]


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