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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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. […]
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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 […]
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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