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Unum enhances cover terms

Unum has boosted its group life proposition by enhancing terms for cover up to the age of 70, adding the option of extending redundancy cover and introducing a more pragmatic approach to scheme late entrants.

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AJ Bell extends Sipp options

A J Bell is extending the options on its Sippcentre product and will be giving investors access to any investment manager as part of the changes to be introduced early next year.The changes will include allowing commercial property into the Sipp, allowing the member to be appointed as the property manager, the ability to hold […]

David Seaton and Ian Hammond

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ABI lobbies Treasury over CGT hit to bonds

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