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Misys predicts 25 per cent growth in financial services profits

Misys says it expects profits for its financial services division to be between 25 per cent and 30 per cent up on last year. In a trading statement for the year to May 31, Misys said the product provider investment in Assureweb meant the portal broke even in the second half of the year.


Storm clouds on the horizon

The FSA report ” Financing the Future: Mind the Gap” considers the implications of an ageing population and looks at areas of potential risk to the general public and to providers of financial services products. It is a wide-ranging report that includes the UK&#39s changing demographics but also gives notice of the FSA supervision work […]

A plus from L&G

Legal & General has established protected portfolio plus, a capital protected Isa that is linked to 30 UK stocks for five years.This Isa follows on from the four previous products in the protected portfolio series, but is different in that it offers higher potential growth. Investors will get 120 per cent of the average growth […]

Widows fences off two new with-profits funds

Scottish Widows is anticipating the Sandler review by offering two new ring-fenced growth and income with-profits funds using derivatives.The income with-profits fund will be a smoothed managed bond fund, invested entirely in bonds. The growth with-profits fund will have a traditional equity-based asset mix.The final bonus will be the difference between the yield on each […]

Outside Edge: Garry Heath

It is not a subject any of us likes to contemplate. Indeed, most of us do everything in our power to avoid confronting it. Are those close to us being unfaithful? He may be coming home at 1am smelling of perfume with an inane grin on his face but the obvious answer for many partners […]

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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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