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Liverpool Vic cuts With-profits payouts

Liverpool Victoria is reducing its conventional with profits maturity payments by between 3 and 5 per cent. Regular bonuses on conventional policies are unaffected and the friendly society says that its unconditional mortgage endowment guarantee remains unchanged.

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Magian could hit IFAs with charge of up to £3,000

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IFA group Berkeley Berry Birch has bought London-based IFA MacRobins for £673,077.The deal for the employee benefits and general insurance specialist will be split between £350,000 cash and £323,077 of BBB shares.MacRobins has just two advisers but produces around £1m turnover through corporate pensions and commercial insurance for SMEs. It will be integrated into BBB&#39s […]

The curse of long-term cash

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