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        ‘Why oh why would Aviva want to take over Friends?' Industry reacts to deal talk

        Professional Adviser | 24 Nov 2014 | 14:42

        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.

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        RP poll: Will the DWP’s ‘PensionsTube’ actually boost pension understanding?

        In this week’s quick fire RP poll we ask readers: Will the DWP’s YouTube channel - PensionsTube - actually boost understanding?

        Retirement Planner | 21 Nov 2014 | 10:51
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        APFA: Only a third of advisers qualified to give LTC advice

        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.

        Professional Adviser | 20 Nov 2014 | 13:05

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      FCA considers removing same-day complaints rule

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      Professional Adviser | 17 Nov 2014 | 10:21
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      RP Poll: Should pension withdrawals to fund LTC be tax free?

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      Critical illness pioneer Dr Marius Barnard dies

      Dr Marius Barnard, the founder of critical illness insurance, has died at the age of 87.

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      Lloyds exits stand-alone protection advice

      Lloyds bank has announced it will no longer offer stand-alone protection advice across its Halifax, Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland branches after observing "significantly reduced" customer demand.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Nov 2014 | 07:52
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      The FCA is a child of crisis, says chairman

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was born in the aftermath of a crisis, so that is all it knows, but it has laid the groundwork for making markets work well again, its chairman John-Griffith Jones is expected to say in a speech on Thursday.

      Professional Adviser | 13 Nov 2014 | 12:18
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      Pensions experts call for policy intervention on care funding

      Pensions experts have called for the government to help savers access their pensions tax-free to fund long-term care.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Nov 2014 | 12:16
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      FCA confirms cost caps on payday lenders

      Limits on the amounts payday lenders can charge customers - including a rule stating lenders cannot receive more in fees and interest on a loan than the amount borrowed - have been confirmed by the financial regulator.

      Professional Adviser | 11 Nov 2014 | 07:33
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      Prudential paid £155m for sale of protection business

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      Transact and Ageas Protect have teamed up to launch an investment-linked life cover policy available via Transact's platform.

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      Senior execs behind insurer's 'aggressive' sales culture fined almost £1m

      Three former senior executives of a high street insurer have been banned and fined a total of almost £1m for failing to prevent - and in some cases actively encouraging - the development of an aggressive sales culture which led to the mis-selling of insurance add-ons to consumers.

      Professional Adviser | 05 Nov 2014 | 11:17
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      An award-winning campaign designed to demonstrate the real-life benefits of income protection has gone live.

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      Aviva annuity sales drop 33% in nine months

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