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Hiscox launches holiday home insurance

Hiscox Direct has launched holiday insurance enable people to get cover for their properties abroad without having to go for an foreign company or a policy written in a foreign language.

Because of the length of time many properties are vacant many UK companies refuse to provide cover for holiday homes abroad. Benefits of the Hiscox policy include a 24-hour help line and emergency travel expenses.


Pickering wants OPP compulsion for staff

Employers wanting to make membership of their group pension or stakeholder scheme a condition of employment would have to make contributions to the plan under proposals from the Pickering review. Alan Pickering&#39s long awaited report has yet to be published but many of his plans have already emerged. The move to reintroduce the option for […]

B&W combines income & growth

Bristol & West is aiming to provide investors with a mixture of income and growth with it&#39s latest combination product, issue 16 of the balanced guaranteed equity bond.The bond has a six-year term and investors are guaranteed the return of their original capital whatever happens to the indices. It combines a high interest account with […]

Web wonders

Business agility – the ability to respond quickly to change and stay ahead of competitors – will be crucial for IFAs and service providers as they struggle to survive in a sector where products and services are being developed faster than ever and new regulations are constantly being imposed. However, research from BT suggests that […]

Exchange picks portal manager

The Exchange has appointed Ian Noble as portal operations manager as part of a restructuring that sees its core operations move to Cheltenham. Noble will have responsibilities for its portal Exweb&#39s activities and his team will be moved to parent company Marlborough Stirling&#39s head office in Cheltenham. He has 22 years experience in financial services […]

To be and not to be – Multi asset investing with conviction

At Pictet Asset Management we believe active management of asset allocation is the most important generator of returns. What is not to be in our portfolio is just as important as what is to be because good performance is determined as much by the assets you avoid as by those you hold. The FP Pictet Multi Asset Portfolio managers are not wedded to any particular […]


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