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LUTM slash initial charge on corporate bond

Lincoln Unit Trust Managers has permanently reduced the initial charge on its Corporate Bond from 5 per cent to 3 per cent.

The move will increase the income yield to 6.41 per cent from 6.31 per cent and the gross redemption yield to 5.31 per cent from 5.10 per cent.

LUTM operations director Helen Turner says: “Permanently cutting the initial charge on our Corporate Bond product will ensure that our customers get the most out of their investment.”


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Guide: how to… communicate with your pension members

Effective communication of your pension scheme is a large part of getting auto-enrolment right. Delivering the same message to all employees is not necessarily the way to go. To assist you with the communication of your pension scheme, we have provided some key areas to think about, such as:

  • What to consider when segmenting your workforce
  • How to communicate to pension scheme members at the right time in their member lifecycle
  • What topics you should be discussing with your pension members
  • The new pension freedoms and the importance of communicating them


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