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With-profits bond guide from Chartwell

Chartwell is recommending Prudential, Standard Life and Norwich Union as the best providers of with-profits bonds in its new guide to the product.

The recommendations come in the 13th edition of Chartwell&#39s with-profits bond guide, which looks at the criteria a potential investor should consider, and evaluates all products on the market.

Copies of the guide are available free from Chartwell.


Clerical doubled up with business

The avalanche of new business that forced Clerical Medical to close to new group pension business has become apparent after the company published its business results for last year.New business soared last year by 141 per cent to £469m from £286m. Group pension business leapt by 85 per cent, totalling £148.7m equivalent premium income for […]

ScotEq Protect takes the pain out of underwriting

Scottish Equitable Protect is trying to take the strain out of back pain claims by explaining to IFAs how the underwriting process operates for these types of claims.In the latest edition of its IFA underwriting newsletter, Underwriting Today, ScotEq Protect says there are 12 million annual visits to GPs because of back pain and in […]

Supermarkets take 25% of fund Isa sales

Fund supermarkets put themselves firmly on the distribution map in the first quarter of this year, accounting for around 25 per cent of investment fund Isa sales.Isa sales figures between January 1 and April 5 – reported by Cofunds, FundsNetwork and Skandia – totalled about £430m. Complete industry Isa sales have not yet been compiled […]

Friends boosts bond allocation by 2% for online applications

Friends Provident is offering an increased allocation of up to 2 per cent for new lump sum investments of £10,000 or more into its portfolio bond.The offer is open until June 30. Investments between £5,000 and £9,999 will get the normal allocation of 101.75 per cent. Investments over £10,000 get an allocation rate of 102.75 […]

Global income: preparing for a rate rise…

In the five years since we launched the Artemis Global Income Fund, its manager Jacob de Tusch-Lec has built a distinctive portfolio that is first among its peers. Here he explains why his “quality, cyclical and value yield” stocks, and flexible approach, leave the fund better placed to benefit from uncertainty than funds that depend […]


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