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Friends Provident is offering a new internet-based investment portfolio planning tool for IFAs aimed at providing a flexible service.
One of the supposed watchwords in financial services is transparency.
Individuals tend to underestimate their longevity by five years or more, believing their pension will be payable for a shorter period than it really will, seriously affecting their provisions for retirement, says new research.
IFAs face formidable challenges but they can continue to thrive.
New research has proven the positive impact that protection, health and wellbeing (PH&W) benefits have upon a business.
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