The industry has reacted with confusion and concern to Aviva's intention to takeover smaller rival Friends Life, with fears a merged insurer will mean worse customer service and less competition.
In this week’s quick fire RP poll we ask readers: Will the DWP’s YouTube channel - PensionsTube - actually boost understanding?
Only a third of advisers are currently qualified to provide long term care advice despite growing interest from advisers in the area, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has found.
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Prudential has been paid £155m for the sale of its 25% stake in PruHealth and PruProtect to South African insurance group Discovery.
Transact and Ageas Protect have teamed up to launch an investment-linked life cover policy available via Transact's platform.
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