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Scottish Life sales up 22 per cent

Scottish Life new business sales were up 22 per cent EPI for the first half of 2001 to £59.1m from £48.4m.

Total pension sales were up 30 per cent £56.7m from £43.6m EPI and employer-based new business grew by 40 per cent to £34.1m from £24.2m.

Group pensions increased 17 per cent to £16.8m from £14.3m EPI. Group personal pensions rocketed by 70 per cent to £17.2m from £10.1m EPI. Individual pensions were up 18 per cent to £22.7m from £19.2m EPI.

ScotLife has now transferred its business to Royal London after it was bought in a £1.1bn deal last year. ScotLife is now the IFA marketing division of Royal London.


Eagle Star – With Profit Bond

Wednesday, 1 August 2001.Type: With-profits bond.Aim: Income and growth by investing in unitised with-profits and up to12 unit-linked funds.Minimum investment: £5,000.Bonus rate: 5.25 per cent.Allocation rates: Option one – £5,000-£19,999 – 95 per cent,£20,000-£29,999 – 95.25 per cent, £30,000-£49,999 – 95.5 per cent,£50,000 and above 96 per cent. Option two – £5,000-£19,999 – 97 percent, […]

The reel thing…

IFAs can help clients finance movies such as Henry V through a bespoke film sale and leaseback package from media lawyers Finers Stephens Innocent. The scheme aims to help IFAs pool investment clients into finance schemes entitling investors to tax relief of 40 per cent.

NAPF receives assurance from Equitable

The National Association of Pension Funds says it has been assured by Equitable Life the likelihood of further bad news for policyholders has been substantially diminished by recent reductions in policy values.The NAPF also reported reassurances that Equitable remains solvent, and that a further substantial fall in equity markets would be necessary to threaten this […]

L&G active fund head quits

Legal & General’s head of active fund management Peter Knapton has quit after seven years at the firm. Knapton says his split with L&G was amicable, although as yet he has no job lined up. L&G is now left searching for two senior staff in its fund management arm, having failed to replace its head […]


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