GE Life has introduced real-time quotes and pre-filled applications into its online enhanced annuities offering.Advisers can request enhanced annuity quotations and pre-filled applications at any time and a guaranteed quotation will be emailed to the adviser instantly unless it is a more complex case.The provider says its pre-filled application system will save advisers and consumers […]
Private equity firm Hellman and Friedman and Gartmore’s senior managers have completed their acquisition of Gartmore from Nationwide. The acquisition includes all Gartmore’s UK, European, Japanese and Latin American businesses and is one of the biggest-ever management buyouts of an asset management company.
Well done, Michael Portillo, for his self-deprecating manner. The former Conservative MP recently told a forum of IFAs how the moment of his demise – when he lost his Parliamentary seat, followed his home and his career in politics – was voted the third best moment of the 20th Century by Observer readers and Channel […]
The Liberal Democrats have called the government’s plans to change the pension credit system a “backward step” and a “disgrace”. In January the government announced it will limit access to pension credits for couples from May this year. It has decided that pension credits will, from now on, only be available to couples where both partners […]
Cutting back on costs can lead to a challenging environment for risk assets TINA, meaning “there is no alternative” to owning risk assets like credit and equities, has defined much of the current bull market. TINA wasn’t an accident, central banks purposefully sought to reduce the return available on safe assets to force investors into […]
From emotion recognition systems to AI compliance functions, the T3 conference points the way forward Adviser technology that appears in the US is often a sign of things to come here and gives a chance to learn from early adopters. One of the most valuable conferences I visit around the world is Technology Tools for […]