Standard Life International says total sales of its international bond have reached 593m. Sales in the first six months of 2008 were 270m compared with 284m for the whole of 2007.
Standard Life has made its mutual fundsupermarket FundZone available to its group and retail Sipps.
Alliance & Leicester has warned shareholders that voting against a Santander buyout would put the lender at the mercy of “significant external risks”. A&L reveals in its voting information booklet that it sees no end to the current financial downturn.
Thirty-five per cent more people will pay capital gains tax this year compared with last year, predicts Skandia.
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