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Liverpool Victoria is to be the first provider to offer Red Arc’s care advisory services to both new and existing critical-illness policyholders. Red Arc’s Extra Care services will be available from September 1 to policyholders free of charge on payment of the claim. Red Arc offers counselling services to policyholders, including a personal nurse adviser […]
Royal London invites investors to “enjoy the life of Riley” with its new Riley investment bond. Investors can choose between a FTSE 350 tracker fund and an active FTSE 350 fund managed by Schroders and then protect up to 110 per cent of their initial investment at a specified date in future. The product appears […]
Axa UK has announced it is in advanced acquisition talks with Thinc Destini to pick up 100 per cent of the business.The deal was first revealed by Money Marketing in early July.Axa says this would strengthen its position in the provision of financial advice in the UK marketplace.Thinc Destini currently has around 650 financial advisers […]
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Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery.
In the video, Burnett addresses the following:
• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk
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