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Private Health buys medical cover book

The Private Health Partnership has bought the medical insurance portfolio of Home Counties Healthcare.

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It seems that the Financial Ombudsman Service continues to fine advisers for shortfalls that are caused by regulatory-imposed projections, that is, that were imposed on the adviser and the provider by the regulator. The FSA may not now be continuing with this Lautro practice but the FOS still perpetuates this injustice. An example is the […]

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Outcry as FSA fights to keep Lautro 12 secret

Advisers have slammed the FSA’s decision to appeal against the Information Commissioner’s ruling to name the Lautro 12.The commissioner last month upheld a freedom of information request to name the 12 firms that mispriced Lautro projection rates, leading to unrealistically high maturity figures between 1988 and 1994.But FSA spokesman Robin Gordon-Walker says: “We have now […]

New senior pensions consultant at BDO

BDO Stoy Hayward Investment Management has announced the appointment of Robert Kingston as a senior pensions consultant, to be based in the Midlands.

Stop the cold-calling

Royal London is pleased to support the petition calling for a ban on cold-calling for pension and investment products. The petition, launched by IFA Darren Cooke of Red Circle Financial Planning and hosted on the Parliamentary website, calls on the Government to ban cold-calling for pensions and investment products. A similar ban is already in force […]

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