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Sun Life extends options on evolution bond

Sun Life International is extending the charging options on its Evolution bond to attract customers looking to start investing at lower premium levels. The initial investment is now set at £15,000 if they invest in the internal fund range. External funds are accessible with a minimum investment of £50,000. The bond has four charging structures and allocation rates ranging from 100 per cent to 104 per cent.

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Gay lifestyle website is linking up with in a move it believes will create a massive marketing opportunity for financial organisations. It says the gay market is one of the most lucrative in the country and estimates it is worth £95bn. It says average earnings for gay men and women at £30,000 are […]

Independent view

With the general election likely to take place early in the summer – foot and mouth willing – it is interesting to see what the parties have in store for the independent sector.If it is down to the Treasury, we will soon be heading down the road to depolarisation. However, while New Labour seems predominantly […]

Julian Gibbs

It is likely that the FSA will in future concentrate on the prosecution and conviction of individuals and not just firms. Such cases are expensive to defend. Using a specialist solicitor and counsel will normally cost around £100,000.But an organisation with an excellent litigation record, Justice in Financial Services ( can cut out solicitors&#39 fees […]

Stakeholder support pack for IFAs and employers

Scottish Equitable says product providers must give IFAs more support to help employers meet the October stakeholder deadline.It says the pressure is on providers to support IFAs and their corporate clients fully in meeting the deadline with only six months to go.ScotEq points to research carried out by consultant actuaries Punter Southall & Co which […]

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Those with decent-length memories will recall that in the 2014 Budget statement George Osborne announced the new (and entirely unexpected) pension freedoms. The new rules come fully into force in less than two weeks.


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