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Equitable Life’s troubles continue to deepen with news it has had to set aside £200m of reserves to cover compensation for possible pensions misselling. The contracts under question are income drawdown policies, of which there are around 15,000. Equitable has also had to bolster the reserve for its guaranteed annuity liabilities to £2.6bn from the estimated £1.5bn last year.

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