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Tony Wickenden: Turning IHT anger into planning opportunities

Anger and fear will often spur a desire to take action, and advisers must be on hand to help The amount of revenue that the government raises from inheritance tax continues to rise year on year, with the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs  putting the yield at £5.2bn. A substantial number, you may […]

Aviva Investors merges business units as part of restructure

Aviva Investors has announced the formation of a new real assets business as part of a restructure. The move will merge direct real estate, infrastructure and private debt under a single leadership and operating structure. Aviva says the restructure will position the business to meet the growing client need for real assets and private debt […]

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Has pensions cold calling ban been worth waiting for?

The pensions cold calling ban has been a long time coming, but does it go far enough in protecting people from scams? If something is worth having, it is worth waiting for, so the saying goes. The ban on pensions cold calling is finally set to take effect from June, having reached the statute books this […]

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FSCS pays out £5.7m compensation to Strand Capital customers

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has paid out £5.7m so far to nearly 800 customers of collapsed discretionary fund manager Strand Capital. The payments were made to 796 investors over the past two weeks. The payments related to client cash only. The compensation was paid directly into customers’ self-invested personal pensions. An administrator’s report published in […]

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Reassuringly focused on claims

By Ross Jackson, senior protection marketing manager We’re sure you’ll have heard your customers say ‘But insurance companies don’t pay claims’ when giving a reason for not wanting to take out protection. In fact, our State of the Protection Nation research showed that 27 per cent of consumers asked didn’t think protection providers paid out […]

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