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Stakeholder army grows

Norwich Union, Virgin and Direct Line have formally joined the growing army of life offices expected to offer stakeholder pensions.

Supermarket Marks and Spencer and Tesco have already pledged involvement.

The move flies in the face of industry worries the maximum 1 per cent annual charge for running clients&#39 stakeholders is too low.

But while big players like Legal & General and CGU are indicating they will also enter the stakeholder market other names including Standard Life and Natwest are waiting on more details before making a decision.


AITC drive

The Association of Investment Trust Companies is hoping its new code of practice will lure new investors to the sector.The code is designed to improve the quality of information included in trusts&#39 reports and accounts.The AITC is urging investment trusts to show their total annual costs and demonstrate how performance has been achieved in a […]

Watchdog crackdown on mortgage selling

New legislation is to be revealed by Chancellor Gordon Brown next week aimed at tackling mortgage misselling.Experts are expecting Brown to disclose the new legislation at a private visit to the Financial Services Authority, which is expected to give the regulator direct power on mortgage selling and force the use of Cat standards.The move follows […]

Bumper year for pension funds

UK pension funds recorded a bumper 1999 with iinvestments on average growing 20.6 per cent. This compares 14 per cent in 1998.Average returns for the decade of the 1990s was 12.5 per cent a year.WM Company executive director Peter Warrington says: “This was an incredible year, with an end-result beyond most people&#39s expectations.”

Autif e-trading platform

The Association of Unit Trusts and Investment Funds is launching a new electronic trading platform.The EMX trading platform will allow investors and fund managers to link up directly with providers. It claims the move will save the industry millions of pounds by slashing red tape and cuttin admin costs.Autif chairman Alan Ainsworth says: “I will […]

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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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