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Hymans Robertson to survey civil servants&#39 attitudes to pension fund

The Cabinet Office has appointed Hymans Robertson to assess civil servants&#39 attitudes towards their pension provision and a new pension scheme for the millennium.

The consultant is designing a questionnaire to survey the 500,000 members of the existing scheme about their pension arrangements.


Tunbridge Wells Equitable launches university savings bond

Tunbridge Wells Equitable is launching a university bond to allow parents to meet the escalating cost of higher education.The friendly society is launching the bond in response to the Government&#39s scrapping of maintenance grants and introduction of tuition fees.The with-profits bond is designed as a monthly savings plan with a term of between 10 and […]

Autif shows equity dramatically outperforming over ten years

The Association of Unit and Investment Trusts says equity income funds are weathering market turbulence and continue to offer the highest returns in the long term.According to Autif&#39s latest figures, the total return from £1,000 invested in equity over ten years to October 1 grew by 168% adding £2,680 in value. An average savings account […]

National Savings finds women wary of taking life and pensions cover

Women avoid making financial decisions on savings and investments because they feel threatened, according to a survey by National Savings.National Savings&#39s research claims men take the lead in arranging life, pensions and investments because women lack confidence in making financial decisions.The survey of 4,000 adults shows only one in ten women make investment decisions compared […]

CGU sees 14 per cent new business increase despite merger

CGU saw its new UK life and pensions business grow by 14 per cent to £285m in the first nine months of 1998, compared with £250m in the same period last year.The life office, formed out of the merger of Commercial Union and General Accident, increased its sales of single premium life and pensions products […]

Benefits of using a probate bare trust

Have you ever wondered what happens to someone’s investment bond on their death if it is not written in trust? When someone dies it is essential to deal with their estate, which can be made up of their home, belongings, investment bonds and anything else they may have owned. But, it is not as simple […]


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