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Royal & SunAlliance launches employee benefits website

Royal & SunAlliance UK life and pensions is launching an employee benefits website packed which provides access to scheme information for both IFAs and employers.

The site contains details of R&SA&#39s group risk and pension portfolios as well as generic information, frequently asked questions and a range of product literature.

IFAs and employers are able to download application forms and product literature or e-mail requests for scheme illustrations.

Leader of IFA corporate business Peter Anderson says: “The internet enables providers and IFAs to think differently about customer communications. This website allows information to be provided directly to the user without embarking on the usual paper chase.”


Go Private in affiliation agreement with Pioneer Friendly Society

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Credit Suisse sees record sales as optimism rises

Investor sentiment showed signs of recovery in April, with investment fund sales down by just 10 per cent on the same month last year. Total gross sales of unit trusts, Isas and Peps were £5.05bn for the month, down from £5.67bn in April 2000. This compares with much worse figures for March, when fund sales […]

Beware the razzmatazz

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In bondage to the taxman

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MPAA consultation

By Fiona Tait, pensions specialist The chancellor’s announcement of proposed cuts to the Money Purchase Annual Allowance means it will be more important than ever to be able to tell your PCLS from your UFPLS What was in the statement? Not much. The chancellor spared three sentences to inform us that the Money Purchase Annual Allowance will be reduced […]


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