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Equitable battle could see a deal

There was speculation this week that the legal battle between Equitable Life and its former directors and auditors Ernst & Young could reach a settlement.


‘A-Day opportunity for mass market’

Investment Management Association chief executive Richard Saunders has called for the fund management industry to step forward as the provider of individual pension savings schemes. He says A-day changes represent a historic opportunity for the fund management industry to provide products to the mass market and suggests the industry can cut charges to nearer to […]

Information overload

Mortgage key features are “unnecessarily complicated, ludicrously lengthy and often misleading documents,” said the chairwoman of the financial services consumer panel at the FSA annual meeting.

The lights are going out for Ratebuster

DWS is to close its Ratebuster product in April 2006 and head of retail Andy Clark is “turning out the lights” on the firm’s retail operation. Ratebuster was launched in March. It has performed poorly and is expected to return even money on an initial investment. At launch, Ratebuster targeted annual returns of 7.75 per […]

Choose life…

Sarah Scott  – Marketing Consultant, Royal London  This month sees the return of Renton, Sickboy, Begbie and Spud in the sequel to the film Trainspotting. Just over 20 years later, we return to see exactly how life treated the characters whose lifestyle was less than ideal back in 1996. Did they choose a job, choose […]


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