Norwich Union has cut its protection rates for mortgage, life and term insurance. It has focused on providing affordable cover for sums assured of £175,000 and over.
Henderson’s multi-manager team are holding a multi-strategy hedge fund that is structured as an investment trust because the fees are lower than a fund of hedge funds.
Gordon Brown ended his tenure as Chancellor with a grandstanding performance at his final Budget speech last March. He finished by saying that the basic rate of income tax would be cut “from 22p down to 20p”.
This year has got off to a disappointing start with falls across all global equity markets. The latest bout of volatility stems from continued concerns about the state of the US economy.
Sifa managing director Ian Muirhead is calling on the FSA to consider the Legal Services Act 2007 and its implications for advisers as part of the retail distribution review.Under the act, which is set to come into force in 2012-13, solicitors will be able to form alternative business structures combining other professions such as IFAs […]
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