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NU bolsters its pension range with 18 new funds

Norwich Union has added 18 funds to its personal and group pensions.

New and existing customers can invest in funds from firms such as Barclays Global Investors, Gartmore, Schroders, Investec and Jupiter.

The products include group personal pensions, personal pensions and occu-pational defined-contribution schemes.

Head of pensions Iain Oli-ver says: “Adding these funds shows our continued commitment to expand the investment opportunities for customers. We are especially excited by the addition of Norwich Union’s manager of manager funds which have performed well since they launched in 2005.

“The addition of a range of passive funds from BGI at no extra cost will be of significant value to trustees and employees looking for inexpensive access to particular investment sectors. These two investment options illustrate the strength of our investment proposition.” A&L survey resultsl 76 per cent of brokers saw a rise in demand for BTL loans in the last three yearsl 55 per cent of brokers believe that the market will continue to growl 63 per cent are calling for more well-known brands to enter the marketl 19 per cent are optimistic that the market could grow by more than 10 per centl 43 per cent of brokers are calling for better-value productsl 59 per cent of brokers in London are calling for better-value products compared with 35 per cent in the North-west and 35 per cent in the North-east and Yorkshire

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