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Homeowners Friendly Society offers new life plan

The Homeowners Friendly Society is targeting UK residents aged between 50 and 75 with its friendly life cover plan.

The guaranteed acceptance life insurance plan can be used on death to help pay outstanding debts or to pass on a tax-free lump sum to loved ones.

For a monthly payment of £16, a female non-smoker aged 65 would receive life cover worth £3,451. In comparison, HFS says a similar policy with another provider would offer cover of £2,482 a difference of £970.


Standard Life Healthcare sales rise 25 per cent

Sales at Standard Life Healthcare rose 25 per cent in 2003 down from a 26 per cent rise in 2002. Annual premium income grew by 12 per cent to £194m, while the number of lives covered increased by 9 per cent to 425,000. SLH says it is in a strong position for growth and expects […]

ABI survey shows faith in pensions and savings edging up

The ABI is claiming that confidence in saving is creeping up following the release of the latest results of its pensions and savings index. The survey of 2,479 people in January shows a “small but significant” change in attitudes and confidence levels, with trust in the Government&#39s pension policies rising slightly to 17 per cent […]

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ABI wants action over gender agenda

The ABI is calling on the UK Government to take a stronger stance on proposed unisex rates for annuities ahead of a new EU presidency. ABI head of EU and International affairs Hugh Savill wants British MEPs to lobby harder against the draft gender discrimination directive that could see unisex tariffs imposed on all annuity […]


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