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Pink adds May date to its course on selling cover

Pink Home Loans has added an extra date to its course on improving sales skills in the protection sector on May 14 in Lichfield. Bright Grey and Paymentshield are among the firms that will give presentations.

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A&L expands range of fees-free products

Alliance & Leicester is extending its range of fees-free mortgages with the launch of three and four-year fixed rate remortgage and home buyer deals available up to 75% LTV.

S&P’s introduces risk-adjusted capital framework

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services is introducing a risk-adjusted capital ratio for financial institutions.Bernard de Longevialle, credit analyst at S&P, says: “The RAC aims to provide a globally consistent and independent view of capital adequacy for each of the financial institutions we rate. “In our view, other risk-adjusted capital measures are increasingly issuer-specific–potentially making it […]

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(Another) downhill stroll — retirement planning

A report published this morning by the CIPD (CIPD Employee Outlook March 2015) provides yet more interesting data to the changing landscape of retirement planning. It should be remembered that we are in a period of genuine flux here given that the default retirement age was scrapped three years ago, and new pension freedoms come online in April. Both of these alterations will have a huge impact on how employees plan for their retirement.

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