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Scottish Mutual cuts terminal bonuses

Scottish Mutual has cut terminal bonuses, but reversionary are remaining at the same levels.

Terminal bonuses on with profits products are down to 6 per cent from 6.75 last year and 5.25 per cent, down from 6 per cent on unitised life and pension business.

Reversionary bonuses on life products stay at 2 per cent on the basic benefit and 4 per cent on accumulated bonuses, and 1 per cent and 2 per cent for pensions . A 25 year with-profits endowment payout will be £94,323, down 8.9 per cent from £103,515 last year.


Aberdeen champs at the bit in Europe

Aberdeen Asset Management has followed the trend for themed investments with the introduction of its European champions fund.This unit trust aims to provide growth by investing in a concentrated portfolio of 50 European stocks that cut across sectors. The stocks will be chosen in relation to three themes – harmonisation, globalisation and communication.Harmonisation refers to […]

Staffordshire Building Society offers new mortgage range

Staffordshire Building Society is launching a new range of mortgage products and a loyalty bonus for existing borrowers.Staffordshire is offering a discount of 2.26 per cent off its standard variable rate of 7.25 per cent until June 2003, with £350 cashback, free valuation and no product arrangement fee.It is also offering a stepped rate discount […]

The long and short of bonds

Last week, we started our discussion of the main asset classes and their correlation with each other by looking at money on deposit or “cash”. We continue by moving on to fixed-interest Government securities. These include permanent interestbearing securities (issued by building societies), corporate bonds (issued by companies primarily for the purpose of considering mainstream […]

Aberdeen Asset Management launches European thematic fund

Aberdeen Asset Management is launching a fund targeting world-leading global European companies within a framework of themes covering globalisation, European harmonisation and communication.The Aberdeen European Champions Fund will be managed by Stephanie Gerrard and Adrian Fowler. Available in an Isa wrapper, initial charge is 4.25 per cent and the annual management fee is 1.5 per […]

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White paper — Singapore International Insights

Jelf Employee Benefits assesses key trends within the international private medical insurance provision of organisations with employees in Singapore. Benefit structure, cost management and healthcare facilities are examined and key considerations are highlighted. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors and benefit managers with local and expatriate populations in Singapore.


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