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L&G cuts terminal bonuses by 7.5 per cent

Legal & General is cutting terminal bonuses on most with-profits policies by around 7.5 per cent to reflect stockmarket falls. Annual bonus rates remain unchanged and will be reviewed at the year end. L&G says these cuts will bring maturity payouts with underlying assets. The maturity payout on a 10 year endowment for a male aged 30 next paying £50 a month will come down to £8,688 from £9,179 and on a 25 year policy to £77,976 from £84,370.

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