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Widows report shows protection shortfall

Consumers who have protection policies in place still face a 39 per cent financial shortfall if a breadwinner dies or becomes unable to work due to illness, according to research by Scottish Widows.


Buxton backing small cap to top Skandia best ideas fund

Schroder UK fund manager Richard Buxton says he is unlikely to be the top-performing manager of the 10 chosen to contribute to the Skandia UK best ideas fund. Buxton, who runs Schroder alpha plus, picked nine large cap and one mid-cap stock for the Skandia portfolio but is backing a small cap manager to be […]

Abbey issues first commercial property bond

Abbey has launched a capital guaranteed commercial property bond and three further capital guaranteed deposit accounts. The four bonds offer guaranteed full return of capital at maturity and Abbey says the commercial property-linked bond is the first of its kind to be launched in the UK. The other three bonds available are a residential property […]


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