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Distribution Tech wins Lloyds TSB deal

Distribution Technology has won the contract to provide the point of sale software used by Lloyds TSB Private Banking advisers in their consultations with high-net-worth clients.

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Virgin got 2006 off to a controversial start by launching its Big V cancer-only cover administered by Scottish Widows which brought widespread criticism from the protection industry although a few commentators welcomed the innovation.Aegon Scottish Equitable was one of the first providers to announce it would be launching a simple pension term assurance product after […]

Consolidation in search of the holy grail

Consolidation was the keyword in the technology provider marketplace, with Capita acquiring Webline only moments before it was announced that main rival Vertex was buying 1st.The knitting together of these organisations is a bid to achieve the holy grail of true “straight-through-processing”.Both Vertex and Capita are still looking to plug the mortgage-sourcing system hole in […]

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Vintage year for wine investment

Fine wine investment group Premier Cru has seen business from advisers increase fivefold since A-Day and intermediary sales now make up half of its inflows.Much of the interest has come from Sipp investors despite the Treasury removing tax relief on wine in pensions.Sales director Gavin Saffer says he expects adviser-based inflows to increase as they […]

Bonds in 2017: Stick or twist?

Royal London Asset Management Bond Fund Managers Paola Binns and Craig Inches look at why short duration could be a key tactic for fixed income investors during 2017. Read the full article here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors […]

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