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Liv Vic extends extra allocation offer

Liverpool Victoria is to extend the 1 per cent extra allocation offer on its with-profits growth bond until February 27.

The move follows on from its recent announcement that the bond&#39s
regular bonus rate is to stay at 2.25 per cent. The insurer says that the extra allocation means a new investor could receive up to 104 per cent, with investors that are already members of the friendly society eligible for a member bonus of up to 1 per cent.

Intermediary director Rye Mills says: “With a more optimistic outlook for the UK stock market we believe the with-profits growth bond offers a realistic investment for people looking for steady, long-term growth.

In addition, IFAs can sacrifice some of their initial commission to give their client&#39s investment an even bigger boost.”


Sesame revenue down 16 per cent

Revenue for Misys&#39 financial services business is down 16 per cent from £233 to 195 interim results for the six months to November 2003 indicate. The company believes continued weakness in the market served by IFAs is to blame. It also says demand for network services has been undermined by adverse conditions in the market […]

Northern Rock – One-Year Discount

Type:Discounted-rate mortgage Discounted term: Until March 1, 2006 Discount: Up to 95% of valuation &#45 4.65%, up to 85% of valuation &#45 4.75% Payable rate: Up to 95% of valuation &#45 1.09%, up to 85% of valuation &#45 0.99% Minimum loan: £1 Maximum loan: Up to 95% of valuation subject to a maximum of £250,000, […]

WPA launches PMI product for new businesses

Health insurer WPA has launched a new private medical insurance product for small and start-up companies. WPA says the Smart-Start product costs 60 per less than similar schemes, getting staff back to work as soon as possible by avoiding NHS waiting lists. A 25-year old in Reading would pay £100.73 a year for Smart-Start which […]

Watchdog warning that FOS decisions will set precedent

The industry must accept the inevitability that some decisions made by the Financial Ombudsman Service will become precedents, says chief ombudsman Walter Merricks.Speaking to Money Marketing, Merricks says it is contradictory for the industry to complain that the ombudsman is setting a precedent through its decisions and, on the other, accuse it of being subjective.He […]

A DGT with 100% access and 100% discount?

Clare Moffat, Technical Manager, looks at the benefits of pensions from an IHT perspective. 100% access and 100% discount – what type of wrapper could this be? A pension! Post flexibility there is 100% access (for those over 55) and normally pensions are inheritance tax (IHT) free. With flexibility the options available on death mean […]


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