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Friends links bond to FundsNetwork

Friends Provident is to offer access to Fidelity FundsNetwork within its offshore bond. Friends says clients will now have access to FundsNetwork’s 900 funds from 54 providers to allow for easier switching between funds as their investment needs change.

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Two or three multi-ties will dominate financial services, according to Thinc Destini’s group chief executive Simon Chamberlain. Speaking at the multi-distributor’s inaugural conference in Wales last week, Chamberlain said he believes there will be a rise of white-labelling agreements between com- panies acting in the style of commission clubs. Thinc Destini is in the process […]

No designs on Keydata

We received numerous promotional packs from Keydata on its new secure income bond which at first glance looks extremely enticing. Income of 7.5 per cent a year with very low risk is quite a combination and with no link to any stockmarket either. I asked our network for their comments and part of their response […]

Blunkett says pension woes are global

Work and Pensions Secretary David Blunkett says countries around the world face the same challenges on pensions. Blunkett told a Centre for American Progress event in Washington that although countries may have different pension dilemmas they all face the same fundamental challenges. He said across the European Union, the working population is set to fall […]

Tax year-end planning with the family

From the Technical team at Prudential Let’s face it, many aspects of financial planning involve a lot of technical detail. At our face-to-face events, we’ve had great success bringing these technical topics to life through the use of practical case studies. Meet the family Prudential’s Planning Matters hub brings together a fictional family and explores […]

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