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Lewis joins Screen Pages

AssureSoft founder David Lewis is joining IFA website solutions provider Screen Pages to develop an internet-based employee benefit and workside marketing tool. The Staffcare product is designed to allow updating of pensions information directly from product providers.

Lewis will hook up with Screen Pages managing director Philip Hollingdale, a former AssureSoft colleague.


Scheme charges overhauled

Occupational pension providers are feeling the impact of stakeholder as they move to scrap the complicated old charging structures and put in place a single annual management charge.Standard Life is the latest to move to a single charge on all its occupational pensions. However, it has gone a step further and limited its annual management […]

Equitable wins vote but the legal battle goes on

Beleaguered Equitable Life has got a much-needed boost afterpolicyholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of its compromise dealaimed at stabilising the society.Exceeding most expectations, the deal got the backing of 97.3 percent of guaranteed annuity policyholders, with 98.6 and 99 per centof the two non-GAR policyholder categories. The High Court has toapprove its implementation.But despite chairman […]

DWP benefit statements will show pension shock

Pension experts are predicting a shock for money-purchasepolicyholders who will discover from the Government&#39s plannedcombined benefit statements that their retirement benefits are up to60 per cent lower than originally projected.The Department for Work and Pensions&#39 statements are designed toprovide individuals with an annual all-in-one projection of thebenefits they will receive on retirement.But the DWP actuarial […]

GPPs leading the way for Scot Life

Scottish Life&#39s business shot up by almost a quarter in 2001, drivenby an increase of more than 70 per cent in group personal pensionsales.Overall business rose to £170m from £137.2m in 2000 on anequivalent premium income basis, with group personal pension sales upby 71 per cent to £37.5m from £21.9m.Sales of group pensions jumped by […]

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

Paul Fidell, Head of Business Development (Investments), writes about one of the primary challenges for those involved in estate planning. He looks at dealing with investment uncertainty in these low growth, low inflation but still volatile investment conditions. Protection of capital, to leave something for beneficiaries, is a fundamental objective of many people’s plans for […]


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