Industry Commentary

Interest Rates – June 2014

We would stress the views opined are those of Edward Collins and Jonathan Arthur. The subject of interest rate rises and their timing has become an important issue at the Hanson Asset Management weekly markets meeting. As a result we have set out our views for the three main markets, namely UK, USA and the…

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2013: Recovery arrives, time to count the cost…

This year has been one of change. At the same time it has been one of unyielding deadlock. The year began with America’s two political parties locked in a partisan battle over the country’s public finances. It may end on the same note. While New Year’s champagne corks were popping, the United States congress was…

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Protection policy premiums to increase

21st December 2012 will see the end of gender specific rates for life cover, critical illness and income protection. Gender neutral pricing will be UK Law from that date when the gender directive is implemented. This will obviously have quite an effect on premiums for new policies. Also, on the 1st January 2013, an accounting…

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