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Lastminute.com goes into stakeholder

Lastminute.com is to sell stakeholder pension schemes online, in a deal with internet IFA stakeholderpensions.com.

The move, which will allow employers to designate a scheme for their employees online in minutes, is hoping to capitalise on a rush for schemes as October&#39s deadline looms.

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Foreign & Colonial is introducing a new breed of with-profits fund promising no cross-subsidy and a clear and transparent charging structure. The F&C with-prospects fund, which is set for launch next month subject to FSA approval, will be contained within an Oeic structure and will invest 60 per cent in global equities and 40 per […]

SG Life & Pensions kicks off with bond

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The final rules for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme due to come into effect on December 1, 2001 have been finalised. The new single scheme will replace the eight existing schemes including the Investors Compensation Scheme. IFAs will have their own category, which will not include the cost of redress for the pensions review. Anytime […]

Unfinished business?

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