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NU presses Government on life taxation

Norwich Union is pressing the Government not to abolish the 5 per cent withdrawal rule on life bonds in the forthcoming budget.

It says that any restriction on the rule would in isolation reduce the attractiveness of life bonds. Instead, NU is calling for a comprehensive rethink for the tax regime for all savings products and says it favours a gross roll up regime where an investment it only taxed on encashment.


Investors out for the discount

Invesco Perpetual is extending its 2 per cent discount on all Isa investments and Pep/Isa transfers until April 5, including its monthly savings and phased investment options. It is also extending the discount to its corporate bond, global bond, monthly income plus and European high-yield funds for investments made outside an Isa. JP Morgan Fleming […]

Househunters held back by threat of war

Over half of househunters in the UK and 70 per cent in London feel the threat of war with Iraq has been adversely affecting the housing market, says research by property website survey of 1,037 people looking to move house carried out this month shows that 58 per cent feel that concerns about the […]

Inside Edge – Daniel Godfrey

Can investment managers be trusted to provide a true and fair view oftheir past performance record and the bearing that it may have on thefuture?Based on past performance, the answer would appear to be no.While there is no reason why a commercial organisation should not beallowed to put its best foot forwards, it should not […]

1st Software offers client profiler to cut down risk

The risk of IFAs misadvising clients could be substantially reduced with a new psychometric profiler from technology provider 1st Software which aims to accurately assess clients&#39 attitudes to risk.The investment risk profiling tool will go live for the 8,500 advisers using 1st Software&#39s Adviser Office technology across 900 IFA businesses in the coming weeks.Developed in […]


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