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Friends welcomes Sandler, but warns on price caps

Friends Provident has welcomed the Sandler review&#39s proposals for simplification but has is warning that the imposition of the one per cent price cap of the new-style stakeholder products will not help close the savings gap.

Friends Provident managing director Ben Gunn says: “We welcome the Sandler Review and applaud the proposals for simplification and improved clarity which will help encourage the customer to save more for the future.”

The provider has also welcomed the move to include include the stakeholder product within an Isa wrapper and the recommendation that the mini and maxi Isa rules are brought into line.

But it has called for consideration of the potential damage the proposals could do to the independent sector.


Dolan stumped by sportsmen&#39s identity

Never one to pass up a chance to poke fun at one of its loyal readers, the Diary can reliably report an amusing anecdote involving Financial Dynamics associate partner Louise Dolan and two of Britain&#39s most beloved sportsmen.At a corporate outing, Dolan had a lengthy conversation with England rugby star Lawrence Dallaglio, unaware of who […]

IFAP highlights £315m wasted by non-taxpayers

IFA Promotion says 5.1 million non-taxpayers would each save an average of £62 if they registered their status with the Inland Revenue.The savings amount to a total of £315m. IFAP says non-taxpayers, including low earners, can obtain form R85 from their IFA, bank or building society to inform the Revenue of their situation.Once the Revenue […]

Standard Life – Personal Pension Flex

Friday, 12 July 2002 Type: Personal pension Minimum premium: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £40, annual £400 Minimum-maximum ages: 1 &#45 75 Fund links: Sterling one, fixed interest one, index linked one, property one, protection one, structured one, managed one, ethical one, stock exchange one, international one, European one, Japanese one, North American one, Pacific Basin […]

Money to burn?

By the time you read this you will no doubt be digesting the implications, for better or worse, of the Sandler report.Sandler will be the most talked about document of the second half of the year – at least until the FSA publishes its draft rules on depolarisation – but for the last six months […]

Derek Stuart: where to find value in the UK?

Derek discusses a number of Œself-help stories as examples of where he is finding good opportunities in the UK With the FTSE trading at historically high levels, many investors have questioned whether UK equities continue to offer value. But, as Derek points out, the headline figures mask many opportunities at a sector level. He has […]


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