Scottish Equitable Protect is launching into the pension term assurance market with its first product set to go live in April. ScotEq Protect says it will initially launch a simple life product but not use the PTA name so consumers do not mistake it for a pension product.
Conservative shadow trade and industry secretary Alan Duncan this week visited Blackfriars Advice Centre and Southwark Credit Union to show support for responsible borrowing and organisations set up to aid those with personal debt problems.
Norwich Union and JP Morgan Asset Management are joining forces to launch a UK growth and value fund that aims to beat the index by 2.5 per cent a year after charges. NU is bypassing its in-house managers at Morley and will take 200m out of one of its Morley-run with-profits funds to seed the […]
The Mortgage Works announced last month that it was pulling out of buy-to-let lending on new build flats, and flats less than one year old because the scale of builders’ incentives was making valuations unreliable. It is are continuing to lend on residential new build flats and on newbuild BTL houses.
My partner and I want to ensure our financial arrangements are in order as we are about to have a child. As we are both female, I am aware that we need to be more organised than other couples, especially should anything happen to either of us.
A report from the Centre for the Modern Family out last week presents some interesting — and perhaps rather worrying — findings.
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