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Scottish Provident International – Select Offshore Bond

Offshore portfolio bond

D charging structure with 0.1%-0.5% administration fee, no establishment fees, no valuation fees and no surrender charges added for investments of at least £100,000, capital redemption option now available



Direct Life tries to simplify life cover questions

Direct Life has set up a new underwriting system based on the US model which it says will transform life cover in the UK. Express Underwriting presents customers with a single-page application form requiring no medical or family history detail. Once this is received by Direct Life, an adviser will take the customer through more […]

Destini sets out strategy after stress

Over 150 Destini IFAs met last week at the group&#39s first conference after what a spokeswoman for the firm described as a “stressful” period for the IFA sector. Intermediaries and senior managers met in Coventry for the company&#39s first annual conference to hear about business plans and updates on the business model. Destini, which was […]

Pru multi-tie will launch pension return

Prudential will use its multi-tie operation to launch back into the personal pension market after a two-year absence. The firm is launching a stakeholder-friendly basic personal pension in the first half of 2005 and a stakeholder price-buster in the second half of the year. Pru has been focusing on group personal pensions, inc-luding stakeholder, during […]

Package deal

Some packagers will be falling outside the regulatory net after October 31. What regulatory risks are posed for lenders and intermediaries who use them? Webb: It is true that some packagers will be regulated by the FSA and some will not. Those which will not are ref-erred to as pure packagers. A pure packager is […]

The Rubik’s Cube: China’s policy trilemma

By Douglas Turnbull, Investment Director, Head of Chinese Equities China faces a ‘Rubik’s Cube’ policy trilemma, whereby it needs to sustain a minimum acceptable level of growth, deal with issues such as overcapacity and reform the financial system to make it a far more efficient allocator of capital. Given the contradictory nature of these objectives, […]


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