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Scot Life enhances GPP range

Scottish Life has made a number of enhancements to its Talisman group personal pension plan.


In a move to underline its commitment to the GPP market the life office has added a stakeholder friendly option. This provides IFAs with the opportunity to use a level load charging structure which can also be adapted to stakeholder at a later stage.


There is also a self-employed version, plus a tiered contribution and a rebate only facilities.


Scottish Life&#39s marketing manager Alasdair Buchanan says: &#34Only a few months ago people were talking as if stakeholder would be the death of GPPs.


&#34The Government have now made it clear that this will not be the case. But it&#39s increasingly important to have flexible and competitive plans in this market.


&#34We are confident these new features will further enhance the attractiveness of our contract range and secure an even larger share of the market.&#34

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