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Personal finance is…

Personal finance is to be taught in the classroom for the first time, with

some schools introducing into it into the curriculum from September. The

move is being backed by the Government, the FSA, top financial companies

and groups such as the Consumers&#39 Association. It is thought likely that

younger children will learn about supply and demand while older kids may

learn skills such as how to make complaints.


Standard Life tobuild protection against baggers

Standard Life is reviewing its regulations over the next few months in amove which could help it stave off repeated attacks from carpetbaggers.A review of the regulations could see a change to the current rules whichstate that, for a special general meeting to be held, just 50 policyholdingmembers need to sign a request to the […]

A long hot summer with the ground rules

Christmas 1998. Log fires burning in an open hearth. Tinsel and baubles ona brightly twinkling tree. A comforting glass of mulled wine. One year tothe 21st Century. And a good book – the Government&#39s Green Paper on thefuture of pensions in the UK. It was a Christmas as never before.Of course, we knew about stakeholder. […]

UWP rule changes could hit bonuses

Some of the UK&#39s biggest life offices could be dealt a severe blow by newrules which change the way unit-ised with-profits liabilities arecalculated.Unless life offices increase their reserves, they face reducing terminalbonuses, not being able to smooth bonuses out and writing less newbusiness, according to industry analyst Ned Cazalet.Under the new rules from the insurance […]

Halifax puts IFAs at the centre of telenet bank

Halifax claims IFAs will be central to the future plans of its new telenetbank Intell-igent Finance.Unveiling its product range and rates this week, the bank says it isproviding intermediaries with a dedicated call centre and website in itsbid to attract more than 500,000 customers before the end of the year.IF chief executive Jim Spowart described […]


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