Scottish Widows Bank has launched a new key worker mortgage as a rival to the Government’s own Open Market Homebuy scheme.The product will give key workers the opportunity to buy their own home outright, rather than just part owning it. It will also offer homebuyers the choice to buy with 102 per cent LTV, which […]
Norwich Union has doubled the size of its large case administration team.The department, which is designed to provide accessible, expert support to advisers writing larger sums assured, now has 14 staff and handles around 200 cases a week, which equates to a total of £5 billion worth of business underwritten annually.NU head of protection customer […]
Aviva policyholder advocate Clare Spottiswoode has extended the deadline for completing talks with Norwich Union over reattribution of the inherited estate of two of its with-profits funds from early next year until later in2008.
By Kim Jarvis, technical manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team In this article we look at the main exemptions and reliefs that are available on death. Within the article, spouse also means civil partner. Nil-rate band Under current rules, any part of the estate that falls within the available nil-rate band (NRB), […]
Balance: Wealth Planning managing director on setting up a new firm and being fed up with inadequate systems Advisers are waking up to the fact that younger people are the clients of the future, and Balance: Wealth Planning managing director Rebecca Aldridge is no exception. She is weeks away from launching a second company that will […]
Two professional bodies have joined forces to co-brand and promote an Islamic finance qualification. The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s Islamic Finance Qualification was launched in 2007 and has now got backing from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. CISI and ACCA signed a memorandum of agreement regarding their collaboration on the Level 3 […]