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FCA drops life insurance probe into Scottish Widows

The FCA has dropped its investigation into Scottish Widows in relation to its thematic review into the fair treatment of longstanding customers. The regulator says there is “insufficient basis” for taking any enforcement action against the provider. The FCA says it will be raising a number of issues uncovered as part of the investigation with the […]

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Finalytiq founder’s withdrawal rate app completes funding round

An app aimed at helping advisers understand how retirement strategies will fare under different market conditions has completed a seed funding round, with backers including former Interactive Investor chief executive Adam Seale. Timeline was set up by Finalytiq founder Abraham Okusanya last year in response to pension freedoms. It uses empirical research, asset class returns, […]

Protection Watch: Fresh thinking and power to the people

Protection Review chief executive Kevin Carr looks at recent market events Power to the people Now in its third year, the Protection Distributors Group has recently launched its “Claims Charter”, which aims to improve the basic levels of best practice undertaken by insurers when dealing with claims. Over the last two years, the group has […]

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LGIM acts against companies failing to tackle climate change

Legal & General Investment Management has removed eight global companies from its Future World Funds range for not confronting the effects of climate change. From the start of the June, the Future World Funds did not hold the following companies: China Construction Bank Rosneft Oil Japan Post Holdings Occidental Petroleum Dominion Energy Subaru  Loblaw Sysco Corporation The […]

UK housebuilders remain a value trap – despite post-Brexit falls

By Mark Martin & Holly Cassell, Neptune UK Equities As investors continue to digest the UK electorate’s vote to leave the EU, Neptune’s Mark Martin and Holly Cassell explain why they believe housebuilders remain dangerously overvalued Click here to view full article Important information  Investment risks  Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and […]

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