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Savers’ safety fears in central scheme

An Association of British Insurers’ survey on pension personal accounts has found 60 per cent fear for the safety of their savings under a centrally administered NPSS compared with 47 per cent for an industry model. Eighty per cent want some choice over who administers their account.

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FundsNetwork adds 46 funds to platform

Fidelity FundsNetwork has confirmed its lineup for its onshore investment bond.The platform will add 46 new fund links to its range from the end of July, bringing the total to 160 funds.The new fund links will include multimanager funds such as Fidelity multimanager special situations life fund and Gartmore multimanager balanced life fund, Asia-Pacific funds […]

The protection racket

The AMI has found a way round the data protection blockade

Bad Labour joke on savings

It really is incredible that not only have the Tories taken until now to articulate calls for the scrapping of compulsory purchase annuities but that their proposals appear to be so woolly and muddled. Over two years ago, I proposed a pensioner income bond from which the owner/s would be allowed to draw an income […]

Spring has sprung

Well, it’s been lovely to see a little bit of sunshine, even if it was only a brief appearance. I live in Scotland so, believe me, it was very brief.  Of course, with even the tiniest hint of spring, thoughts turn to the inevitable clearout that must take place.  And that got me to thinking […]

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