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Winterthur monitors Jupiter fund performance

Winterthur Life has found that all of the funds within its Elite Managed funds still meet the performance criteria set when it lanched in November.

The committee is keeping a close eye on the Jupiter fund, which despite its poor results recently has an excellent long term track record.

Winterthur Life marketing manager Sandra Fulton says: “As part of our investment process, our investment sub-committee monitors the performance of all the funds which make up the Elite funds. This committee will take action if any fund falls short of the criteria we require.”


Quitting smoking “has little impact” on life premiums

Ex-smokers can save on average about £1000 a year on cigarettes yet their decision to quit may have little impact on their life insurance premium.Non-smokers pay around £10 less a month than smokers for term insurance, although ex-smokers do not benefit from the lower rates for one to two years.Smokers&#39 premiums have fallen an average […]

Consumers save time with mortgage brokers

Consumers go to mortgage brokers to save themselves time or for unbiased advice with a much smaller number rating affordability, according to a survey by The Mortgage Business. The convenience and the ability to get someone else to shop around for them was rated by 70 per cent, with 41 per cent appreciating the ability […]

Consumers to get share prices through their mobiles

TD Waterhouse the online stockbroker is to be the first to give UK investors share prices, index data and news via WAP mobile phones.Full WAP (wireless application protocol) trading will be rolled out within two months, with trading fees the same as over the internet.Analysts who welcome the decision stress that it is more important […]

FSA helps children become financially aware

The FSA have stepped in to help primary teachers improve standards of personal finance education in schools in line with new National Curriculum requirements.Research from Loughborough University has identified huge gaps between children form rich and poor background&#39s awareness of financial institutions.Children from low income households are aware of budgeting in the home and understand […]

The Great British Break-Off

Despite predictions that a vote to leave the European Union would result in an economic apocalypse, UK equities have shown the market equivalent of a stiff upper lip: bouncing back, keeping calm, and carrying on. Although the road towards Brexit remains clouded in uncertainty, UK equities offer a range of opportunities to investors seeking returns […]


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