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Professional Adviser Alliance will potentially get 15m new mortgage leads

The Professional Adviser Alliance, formed of intermediaries around the UK, has the potential to receive leads from 15 million Sky Active TV users as a result of a deal signed by its parent company,

PAA says 15m digital satellite users will be able to search for mortgages and loans from home and can request that an adviser calls them to give them advice on mortgages through their TV sets if they want to apply online or over their TV screens.

These leads will be forwarded to the PAA alliance of 300 advisers who offer advice to and its portal partners&#39 customers.


CA calls for non-political body to set pension policies

The Consumers&#39 Association is calling for a non-political body to be set up, responsible for pension policy in the UK, citing failure by the Government to address the growing pension crisis.CA senior policy adviser Mick McAteer issued the call for a new body which would depoliticise pensions at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Brigh- ton […]

RBSI bond promotes currency choice

Royal Bank of Scotland International has established a guaranteed equity bond that is available in sterling, dollar or euro currency denominations.The bonus builder account is linked to the FTSE 100, S&P 500 and Dow Jones Eurostoxx 50 indices during a three-year term. The returns investors get will depend on the performance of these indices and […]

Axa claims raising pension age would motivate savers

Raising the pension age would be welcomed by the public and lead to increased pension saving by individuals, claims Axa Sun Life head of pensions marketing Steve Folkard.Speaking at the Pensions in Crisis conference, Folkard argued that people would save more for retirement to avoid working beyond 65.The life office conducted research to see how […]

Actuary warning on pension transfers

Too much emphasis is being placed on critical yield and not enough on other factors, leading to IFAs failing to recommend pension transfers when they should, says actuarial firm Mark Lloyd & Co. The firm says the potential for current low stockmarket values to rise and funding deficits in final salary schemes means switching is […]


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