Legal & General is offering its customers free medical advice. The L& G healthcare arm has set up a confidential medical advice line for customers that will provide them with a telephone consultation with a qualified doctor.
Norwich Union is to introduce a five-year money back guarantee on all new with-profits fund investments in its portfolio investment bond. The change means policyholders are guaranteed their original investment back on the policy's fifth anniversary, regardless of whether markets go up or down and applies to investments made up until the end of the […]
Type: Oeic fund of funds Aim: Income and growth in excess of UK inflation by investing globally in fixed-interest funds and equities Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000 Investment split: 100% fixed interest funds and equity funds Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.5% Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5% Special offer: Initial […]
Type: Capital-protected Tessa-only Isa Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100, Swiss Market Index, S&P 500 and Nikkei 225 indices. Minimum-maximum investment:£1,000-£9,000 Term: Five years Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance of indices Return: Up to 100% growth in indices at end of term Closing date: April 5, 2004 […]
Goodfellows has established safetyfirst, an accident, sickness and unemployment product that does not depend on the policyholder having a mortgage. Safetyfirst is identical to Income Insurance, a product Goodfellows established last year. Unemployment cover costs £3.50 per £100 of monthly benefit and incapacity cover is available at the same rate. Unemployment and incapacity cover is […]
What does a well-diversifed portfolio look like? What were the quarterly trends in model portfolios in Q4 2015? The Portfolio Barometer highlights trends uncovered by analysis of 210 model risk-rated portfolios managed by UK financial adviser and wealth management firms in the three months from October to December 2015. The model portfolios under review were […]
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