Zurich, which is returning to the protection market following its recent rebrand to Zurich Assurance, has reduced its critical-illness, term insurance and decreasing mortgage cover rates by 25 per cent. It will review its rates on income protection and adaptable life plans in the second half of the year.
One sector which has been neglected by many IFAs is European smaller companies. This is one area where good fund management really counts because smaller companies all over Europe are still much underresearched.
Berry Birch and Noble is launching a new medical IFA division aimed at advising healthcare professionals in the UK. Headed by Steve Higson, BBN Independent Medical Services will offer advice on all aspects of financial planning to anyone in the medical profession. BBN are recruiting new advisers to staff the service, and hope to have […]
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Hartford Life, which has assets under management of 201bn worldwide, is planning to offer 40 best of breed funds from six product providers through its investment bond, to be launched in the second quarter of the year. Investors will be offered a capital guarantee option on their portfolio for an extra fee. The firm will […]
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has unveiled a new communications campaign to raise awareness of the new State Pension that will be launched next year.
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