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Insurers pledge action on ‘excessive’ renewal premiums

The Association of British Insurers and the British Insurance Brokers’ Association have announced new guidelines to ensure long-standing customers are treated fairly compared to new ones. There is often a difference in premiums between new and existing customers, but the trade bodies say their new commitment should result in “an improvement in the outcomes for […]


Bill McQuaker: Equities aren’t dangerous; the world is

Trump’s announcements of tariffs on steel and aluminium have led to a much greater focus on the risks posed by his presidency We have had a rollercoaster start to 2018. January saw a rapid rise in global equities before markets succumbed to a technically driven sell-off, recovered a little, and sold off again on the […]

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What price (more) freedoms?

George Osborne will make his last Budget speech of the current parliamentary term this week, and the early media briefings suggest that pensions will again feature heavily in that statement. So what are we able to learn from the weekend’s coverage?


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