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£150m in pensioner benefits left unclaimed

Close to a million British pensioners who qualify for the Government’s Cold Weather Payments and Warm Home Discounts scheme have missed the boat as winter ends, Royal London has found. Royal London director of policy Steve Webb says lack of communication between pensioners and their families is leading to the increasing number of elderly who […]

Profile: Scottish Widows boss on Lloyds’ commitment to the business

New distribution director Jackie Leiper on increasing confidence and investment from its banking group parent The failed Scottish Widows/Standard Life merger grabbed the headlines last month, as reports linked it to Lloyds’ decision to end a £109bn investment management arrangement with Standard Life Aberdeen. But news just a couple of days later that the banking group is […]

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Standard Life advice arm loses two planners from London branch

Two financial planners are to leave the London branch of Standard Life advice business 1825 in May, the company has confirmed. The two planners, who the company chose not to name, were employed by the former Baigrie Davies business, which was acquired by 1825 in April 2016. That branch of 1825 has seen several staff […]

Bonds in 2017: Stick or twist?

Royal London Asset Management Bond Fund Managers Paola Binns and Craig Inches look at why short duration could be a key tactic for fixed income investors during 2017. Read the full article here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors […]

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