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First State joins Skandia fund range

First State Investments is joining Skandia&#39s fund range, with three funds becoming available from November 1.

First State&#39s Asia Pacific, global emerging markets and Global growth funds are the first to become available to Skandia life, pension, multiIsa, multiPep and MultiFund investors.


A Zifa consultant and a tale of woe

Our Zifa consultant brought to our attention a “fully investigated, capital protected fund” via Imperial Consolidated.This fund guaranteed a 15 per cent return in year one. Further, the plan benefited from “policyholder protection”.Given the excellent terms on offer I decided to invest in the fund myself. I rebated all the commission back into the fund […]

Prudential debuts drawdown plan

Prudential has established its first income drawdown plan for people who want to take tax-free income from their pension instead of buying an annuity.The plan is available for people with pension funds of at least £100,000 and has a similar structure to Prudential&#39s flexible lifetime annuity account. It provides three investment strategies — cautious, standard […]

Higher-rate tax relief for pensions

I would just like to clarify my position with respect to higher-rate tax relief for pensions.Contrary to the article of October 24 in Money Marketing, I am not proposing scrapping higher rate. It was a comment from the Inland Revenue which apparently talked about this.My proposal is that everyone should get higher incentives for their […]

The pensions of discontent

Pensions remain the most important issue on the financial services policy agenda – and they continue to grow in importance day by day.Over the past month, we have seen major names, including Maersk, British Airways, Prudential and Scottish Widows, abandoning their own defined-benefit schemes.The significance of the moves made by the last two companies on […]


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