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Neil MacGillivray: When expression of wish forms can let clients down

Clients cannot always rely on pension providers to follow their wishes when it comes to beneficiaries on death Headlines earlier this year drew attention to a startling statistic that 750,000 people coming up to retirement are at risk of their pension being passed on to an ex-partner when they die because they have not updated […]

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IFAs urged to mitigate rising IHT bills

The government is boosting its income from inheritance tax bills because advisers may have failed to communicate the full advantages of new exemptions. Speaking at a seminar yesterday morning, Prudential senior technical manager Graeme Robb pointed to the rise people affected by the increase in the residence nil rate band to £1m for married couples […]

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Aegon completes move of 400,000 Cofunds’ clients to new platform

Aegon has completed its technology upgrade of Cofunds’ advised customers, moving more than 400,000 clients to a new platform over the weekend. Cofunds investor portfolio service and institutional service upgraded to the new Aegon platform in December and March, respectively. Aegon chief distribution and marketing officer Mark Till says through the three upgrades more than […]

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Amanda Docherty, Senior Marketing Consultant, Royal London  I’ve just returned from a mini-break in Tenerife. Twenty girls on a hen weekend, so you can imagine there was a fair bit of eating, drinking and dancing. Although we did squeeze in a water park, boat trip and paddle boarding. It’s all about the balance!  There were a […]

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