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Options E to H are favoured in review

The FSA says the majority of responses to the Financial Ombudsman Service funding review favoured options E to H, where advisers get between five and 10 free cases with an increasing flat fee.

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NU and Openwork in equity release tie-up

Norwich Union has signed a deal with Openwork that will see the network refer equity release business to the insurer.The announcement follows the FSA’s call for intermediaries to either improve the level of equity release business they write or refer leads to specialist providers. NU director of business development Philip Willcock says: “We are delighted […]

Zurich offering IHT alternative

Zurich has launched a new guaranteed whole-of-life plan, to be marketed as an alternative estate planning tool. The firm says although clients will pay a higher pre-mium for the guaranteed rate than a reviewable rate, it off-ers the peace of mind that many will people need when carrying out their estate planning. The Zurich adaptable […]

Layton offers 750 core funds on platform

Layton Blackham Financial Services has set up its wealth management platform after white-labelling Standard Life’s wrap. The firm is launching with 750 core funds but clients can access funds off the platform for an additional fee. Layton says it will aggregate the annual management charges across the tax wrappers on its platform, with legacy products […]

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