Berkeley Alexander has established an individual private medical insurance plan that features elements of critical illness cover and healthcare cash plans.The plan, hospitalCARE, limits cover to key conditions and also limits the benefits up to a specific monetary amount. Annual premiums range from £153.43 to £1,022.39 and monthly premiums range from £12.79 to £85.20, depending […]
IFAs have attacked life companies for being uncooperative and sneaking in changes to with-profits market value reductions and payouts by the back door.The attack follows Norwich Union's announcement last week that it was cutting with-profits payouts by 5 per cent, attracting widespread media coverage but IFAs claim that other companies have been making similar changes […]
Monday, 29 July 2002 Type: Single premium bond Aim: Growth by investing in zero coupon US Treasury bonds and hedge funds Minimum investment: Lump sum $50,000, euros 50,000 Place of registration: Cayman Islands Investment split: 100% in zero coupon US Treasury bonds and hedge funds Guarantee: 110% of initial investment returned at end of five […]
The Financial Services Training College is setting up a new online training and assessment system.Ensure has been developed over two and a half years at a cost of £3m. The system aims to pick up and address development needs while keeping managers informed about the progress of staff members.It is tailored to suit individual companies […]
Those of you who have read any of the political manifestos over the previous weeks may have noticed one glaring omission from all the publications: the subject of welfare reform and the role that income protection could (and probably should) play in this process.
You have to do hard things to be successful in life. The things no one else does. Why? Life coaches will tell you those are the things that define you; the things that make the difference between existing and living. This may well be true but if that does not float your boat, then American […]
Only a quarter of women are shopping around for their retirement income, according to national IFA LEBC. Customers of LEBC pension advice business The Retirement Adviser are far more likely to use its whole of market service to find the best retirement income solution if they are male. LEBC says the proportion of women using […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services A game of Brexit MonopolyLast week, in a foreign policy speech, Theresa May said Brexit negotiations were in their “endgame”. WSJ thinks this is highly unlikely, having heard that not even a quarter of European law has been rolled over yet. Wingate […]