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Six-month notice on Axa property fund

Axa is the latest asset manager to impose a six-month notice period on its £2bn life and pension property fund to tackle liquidity problems.


Nationwide won’t copy HSBC’s rate match deal

Nationwide claims HSBC’s rate matcher guarantee is a gimmick and says it has no plans to copy the scheme.Rate matcher guarantees to match the fixed rates of existing borrowers coming off two, three and five-year deals for a variable fee.But Nationwide non-retail executive director Matthew Wyles says the society already gets high levels of retention […]

Clients round the world don’t want to pay by fee

An international study has found that fewer than 10 per cent of consumers are willing to pay for advice on insurance, mortgages and investments.The World Insurance Report by Capgemini Financial Services surveyed more than 11,000 customers in 10 countries.Only 8 per cent say they are willing to pay for advice on insurance policies and the […]

Sea Containers withdraws appeal to the Pensions Regulator

Sea Containers has withdrawn its appeal to the Pensions Regulator against a decision to issue two financial support directions on the company. Sea Containers will now have to provide a form of financial support to two pensions schemes belonging to its subsidiary Sea Containers Services within 30 days. In June 2007, the Pensions Regulator determinations […]


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