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Prophylactic acid

Renegade Labour MP for Newport Paul Flynn is earning himself quite a reputation. Only three months ago, the bearded former DJ was heralding the death of IFAs.

But he is no longer satisfied with attacking the IFA sector and allegedly dodgy life offices for deception after deception.

Flynn is now turning his hand to more expansive issues. He will not be satisfied until those fiendishly deceptive novelty condoms are banned for ever.

His complaint is similar to the blarney he spouted against IFAs. Those poor, innocent, jolly, colourful (sometimes tasty) condoms are misleading consumers into a false sense of security. What a load of rubber nonsense.


Sun Life Global

In the Money Marketing Offshore Investments Survey published last week, Sun Life Global Management was incorrectly referred to as Sun Life International. It manages the Sun Life Global Portfolio Distribution Portfolio.

Give common-sense advice as we wait and see

This is the most surprising Budget that I can remember. On the face of it, it is give, give, give. Say goodbye to ISA-friendly gimmicks in the Pep market. Flexibility and choice in Peps are paramount. An example from the past is when people selected providers of retirement annuities and, following the introduction of personal […]

BAT looks at selling parts of Eagle Star

Templeton will convert its three unit trusts into Oeics next month after unitholders agreed to the change. In a vote on March 11, more than 95 per cent of unitholders present supported the conversion, which will be completed formally on April 6. The three funds involved are the £42.5m global growth trust, the £5.4m value […]

Forum is pressing for flexible retirement

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