Product providers have rejected claims that a recent surge in with-profits bond sales is the result of a marketing push.
Informed Choice joint managing director Nick Bamford relates his experiences of having FSA staff to work on secondment in his offices in this week’s issue.
Investec Structured Products has launched a third series of structure product plans.
Arrears levels of non-conforming residential mortgage-backed securities rose to a record 23.31 per cent in the second quarter of this year, with Rooftop and GMAC-RFC seeing particu- larly big increases.
An investment bond offers investors certain tax advantages, one of which is the ability to take partial surrenders from the investment. This facility allows the policyholder to withdraw amounts up to 5% of the amount invested each policy year on a tax deferred basis, without incurring any immediate tax liability. This tax deferred allowance can […]
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