Aegon has released its rejected claim statistics for the first time, showing that it paid out on 72 per cent of critical-illness claims overall last year. Across all product ranges, Aegon-owned Scottish Equitable Protect paid out on 82 per cent of claims in the year to September 30, with payouts tot-alling 22m. Of the 18 […]
The Diary hears a shocking rumour that cannot possibly be true from Edinburgh where Scottish Widows is said to have become so embarrassed with the drinking exploits of its staff in Edinburgh that it is to open its own private bar to keep its marauding troops away from the public. The company has been granted […]
Interest rates Mortgage Express chief economist Peter Charles argues that with interest rates at historically low levels and nothing on the horizon that is likely to change the picture, prospective buyers do not have to rush into making a deal.
Solving risk management problems might not sound like the most natural career path for an avid football fan and Manchester United supporter. But that’s exactly where head of retail multi-asset funds at Legal and General Investment Management Justin Onuekwusi ended up in his first foray into the financial services profession, after he was encouraged by […]
Technology could be a saving grace for young people with tough financial options, but it is far from a safe bet It’s fair to say we are all aware of the house-buying crisis facing millennials, or, if you really want to annoy them, ‘generation rent’. House prices in some parts of the country are so […]
Advisers used to worrying about clients hitting lifetime limits on pension tax relief or focused on tax planning for clients with seven figure estates may be surprised to hear it could be useful to discuss the humble state pension with clients. But if the response to the recent state pension webinars I have hosted is […]