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Proportion of upheld pensions complaints down

The Pensions Ombudsman Dr Julian Farrand today publishes his report for the year ending 31 March 2001, the last of his seven year tenure ending on 31 August 2001.

The report identifies continuing high productivity of over 600 cases investigated and determined in a reduced average time of under 5 months per case an unrelated drop in the percentage of complaints upheld from 49 per cent to 39 per cent.

Common topics of complaint include early retirement pensions, ill-health benefits and schemes in wind-up.


Axa tops free asset ratio survey

Axa Equity & Law, Clerical Medical and Standard Life have come out top in a free asset ratio survey from Nottingham University Business School.The study of life office financial strength by the university’s Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies director Chris O’Brien looks at the top 20 with-profits funds and compares free asset ratios excluding […]

NU new stakeholder ads aim to reach individuals

Norwich Union is running the second stage of its stakeholder advertising campaign with a £3m spend on poster and press ads.This brings NU&#39s spending on stakeholder advertising this year to £10m, including a television campaign which ran in May.The poster ads carry the same theme as the TV campaign and will appear on billboards, bus […]

Davy challenge starts portals&#39 storm

DBS chairman Ken Davy is throwing the gauntlet downto The Exchange by predicting Misys&#39 acquisition of DBS will deliver the number one portal for IFAs.In an article in this week&#39s issue of Money Marketing, Davy says: “I believe the Misys/DBS combination will deliver a portal of choice in the advice market. Many IFAs say they […]

Newcastle launches balanced equity bond

Newcastle Building Society is launching a second issue of its balanced equity bond.The bond is made up of two elements – a six month fixed rate bond which pays interest at 7.5 per cent and a global guaranteed equity bond which is linked to the performance of the FTSE 100, the Nikkei 225 and the […]


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