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Widows critical claim rejection rate is 16%

Scottish Widows paid out more than £25m on 774 critical-illness insurance claims in the year to last October and rejected 16 per cent of claims.


A Premier league plan

Premier Fund Managers has introduced the European growth plan, a capital-protected bond that could mature earlier than its six-year term.

Widows reopening door to property fund

Scottish Widows is lifting the restrictions on investments into its property life fund.In June 2006, new flows of business into the property life fund were restricted to a maximum of 15 per cent of funds invested. This was to prevent performance of the fund being compromised by a high cash weighting.Head of market relations George […]

90% of advisers oppose contract-out ban

Ninety per cent of advisers are against the Government’s plan to scrap contracting out of the state second pension on a money-purchase basis, according to the latest poll on pension guru Steve Bee’s BeeHive website.Bee says: “If it is typical of what all IFAs think, nine out of 10 IFAs are in favour of people […]

Mothers missing out on millions

By Steve Webb, director of policy and external communications The ninth Royal London Policy Paper discusses how thousands of mothers are missing out on state pension rights when they don’t have to Earlier this month we published the ninth Royal London Policy Paper, entitled ‘Mothers Missing out on Millions’. It focuses on the thousands of mothers […]


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