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Fair Investment in Omo tie up with Annuity Team

Fair Investment Company has partnered with The Annuity Team to offer its customers a new open market option annuity service.

Customers can now choose enhanced and standard annuities through The Annuity Team service or income drawdown through the Fair Investment Advisory Service.

Head of investment and pensions research George Ladds says: “When looking to buy an annuity, one-third of annuitants are either not aware that they could get much more for their pension fund by shopping around or think the process may be too complicated.

“We have launched this service to show people that shopping around for a better annuity rate does not have to be complicated and the result could mean getting up to 30 per cent more from your annuity.”


Northern Rock cuts Everyday range rates

Northern Rock has reduced the rates its everyday buy-to-let range by up to 60 per cent. The lender’s two-year buy-to-let fixed-rate for customers wanting to borrow 70 per cent loan-to-value now start from 5.59 per cent with a flat product fee of £1,995. Northern Rock has also amended the rates of some of its Everyday […]


Ashcourt Rowan linked with Co-op bid

Wealth management firm Ashcourt Rowan is understood to be circling Co-operative Financial Services’ IFA arm. Money Marketing revealed earlier this month that the Co-op is in exclusive talks for a potential buyer for Cifa. Ashcourt Rowan was launched in January by Syndicate Asset Management. The firm was created out of the merger of Syndicate subsidiaries […]

Can the mortgage market start looking to the future?

It is hard to believe but we are now almost three years down the road since the beginning of the credit crunch. Northern Rock has its own unique place in the history of this period – one that it will undoubtedly prefer not to have – but the news that the “bad” part of the […]

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Pensions: trouble ahead?

The pace of change in the pension’s space has been little short of astonishing, and has left thousands of employers struggling to keep their pension policy compliant, and also on the right side of current best practice and governance. Many employers, and indeed many in the pensions industry itself, would like to see a period of no change during the next term of government. This would give all sides a chance to catch up and draw breath. 


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