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L&G helps IFAs understand employers&#39 issues

Legal & General is helping IFAs understand how social and legislative issues are placing increased demands on employers.

High rates of absence from work, stress management, rising employment costs, changes in pension provision, legislation such as the Disability Discrimination Act and health and safety rules mean employers are faced with an increasing range of challenges concerning their workforces.

Legal & General has produced a guide for IFAs, Group income protection solutions for a changing world, showing how a well constructed group income protection scheme can help employers deal with these issues.

Guidance is included on things such as employee assistance programmes to help tackle the increase in stress-related absence from work.


Advantage receives minded to approve letter

This means that Advantage can finally drop the label of packager and really justify its position of branded lender controlling distribution via network panels. Peter Bass, head of sales and marketing, says: “This authorisation sets us apart from our competition as it allows us to continue to have client contact after M-Day, ensuring faster offers, […]

Hamptons targets SE Asia

Hamptons International Mortgages has unveiled plans to launch into the South-East Asian expatriate market. The company has operated an estate agency office in Hong Kong for some years but is now developing a brokerage operation to complement its agency presence in the region which specialises in off-plan exhibitions to the HK investor market. It recently […]

Stroud & Swindon launches two-year fixed rate mortgage

Some of the features of the product include free valuation on properties valued up to £600,000, discounted legal fees package available for remortgages, no early repayment charge after November 30, 2006 and up to 25% of the loan can be repaid at any time without an early repayment charge.

Rising mortgage payments plunge three million Brits into the red

Three million people in the UK have admitted they now struggle financially because of recent rises in their mortgage payments, with just over two million saying they may have to consider selling up if interest rates rise again. Despite interest rates remaining steady this month, the cumulative effect of five rises over the last year […]

US: mid-year review and outlook

By Felix Wintle, Manager of the Neptune US Opportunities Fund H1 2014 Economic data: after last year’s strength, economic data has disappointed. Indeed, the economy contracted 2.9 per cent in the first three months of the year — the US economy’s worst performance for five years. However, rather than a symptom of underlying economic weakness or […]


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