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HBOS targets expats with offshore arm

HBOS has launched Halifax International, an offshore savings arm for British expats. It is offering a variable web saver and a regular saver account denominated in sterling, euros or dollars.


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Every now and then I find myself on the receiving end of a tidal wave of emails from readers keen to correct any wrong points made in one of my columns.

Scottish Widows adds 23 new fund links to life and pensions range

Scottish Widows has added 23 new funds to its life and pensions fund range which will be available from April 21. The life office reviewed its fund manager relationships and all external fund links during 2007 and will now have links with 13 asset management firms to offer a broader range of funds to policyholders. […]

Hunt Review of FOS calls for crackdown on claims chasers

Lord Hunt has recommended the Financial Ombudsman Service introduces a case fee for vexatious claims put forward by claims chasers and called for a crackdown on the way they advertise. But despite calls from many advisers, Lord Hunt’s report, released today, states he does not believe a consumer fee or an appeals mechanism should be […]

Is this the endgame for the current mergers & acquisitions boom?

Last year, worldwide mergers and acquisitions (M&A) rose to an unprecedented $4.7tn, according to Thomson Reuters, a 41 per cent increase over 2014. Anthony Forcione, senior equity analyst at Loomis Sayles, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, looks at what’s been driving this particular wave of mergers. Click here to view full article: Loomis-Sayles


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