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News Tag: Prudential

December 6, 2012

One in seven couples never discuss their finances

by Jan Harris
One in seven couples never discuss their finances
Insurance and financial services firm Prudential has found that 14 per cent of couples over the age of 40 never discuss their finances with their partner. In a study carried out by Vision Critical for Prudential, 15 per cent of the 2,000 people surveyed said they feel uncomfortable discussing financial planning with their partners. Many couples fear that talking about finances ...




October 3, 2012

Business owners unable to save for pensions

by Jan Harris
Business owners unable to save for pensions
Nearly half of business owners have no private pension savings, according to research by the Prudential. The insurer found that 46 per cent of one-person businesses have no private pension, representing 1.3 million people. Fifty-four per cent of this group said they were unable to afford to set money aside for a private pension, 18 per cent said they did not ...




April 4, 2012

One in six retirees relying on state pension

by Jan Harris
One in six retirees relying on state pension
New research by Prudential shows that one in six people retiring this year will rely solely on their state pension because they have no workplace pension to supplement their income. The Prudential’s ‘Class of 2012’ survey into the retirement plans of nearly 10,000 people highlighted that women are more than twice as likely as men to have only their state ...




November 10, 2010

Prudential Q3 sales exceed expectations

by Kay Mitchell
”Prudential
British insurance giant Prudential has today announced profits grew 17% in the third quarter - driven by higher sales at its Asian and US markets. The results were better than expected and sent its shares up 0.6% in early morning trading. The insurer, which is Britain's largest, said it has focused its attention on expanding in the fast-growing Asian market. Meanwhile, revenue increased to £809 ...




August 12, 2010

Prudential counts the cost of failed AIA bid

by Kay Mitchell
”Prudential
British insurance giant Prudential has said the cost of its failed bid for AIA, the Asian arm of US company American International Group (AIG), is £377 million before tax relief. However, it is less than originally thought. Following the collapse of the deal, Pru said it faced costs of £450 million relating to the withdrawal of the deal, which ...




June 6, 2010

Prudential has no plans for renewed AIA bid

by Kay Mitchell
”Prudential
British insurance giant Prudential has today said it has no plans for a renewed bid for AIA, the Asian arm of US company American International Group (AIG). The statement came after media reports today suggested that a fresh takeover deal was in the pipeline. Chad Tendler, Prudential's Hong Kong-based spokesperson, told Reuters: “We remain highly committed to Asia through our current ...




June 2, 2010

Prudential/AIA deal collapses

by Kay Mitchell
’Prudential/AIA
British insurance giant Prudential has abandoned its $35.5 billion (£24.6 billion) takeover of AIA, the Asian arm of US company American International Group (AIG). Several Prudential shareholders said they would not approve the takeover unless the Pru trimmed between $3 billion and $5 billion from the original price. Pru attempted to renegotiate the deal and offered a lower price tag of $30.375 billion, which AIA ...




June 1, 2010

Prudential deal with AIA on verge of collapse

by Kay Mitchell
”Prudential
British insurance giant Prudential has failed to renegotiate the price of its takeover of AIA, the Asian arm of US company American International Group (AIG). The deal now looks set to collapse after AIA snubbed the lower price tag of $30.375 billion. It emerged last week that the Pru, which is Britain’s second largest insurer, was renegotiating with AIA after investors ...




May 30, 2010

Prudential deal may be scrapped if price not right

by Kay Mitchell
”Prudential
It has been reported over the weekend that insurance giant Prudential may call off the deal with AIA, the Asian arm of US company American International Group (AIG), if the price is not right. It emerged last week that Prudential, which is Britain’s second largest insurer, was renegotiating with AIA after investors were said to be unhappy with the ...




May 28, 2010

Prudential in fresh AIA talks

by Kay Mitchell
”Prudential
Prudential, which is Britain’s second largest insurer, is in fresh talks with AIA, the Asian arm of US company American International Group (AIG). Earlier this week, it was reported that as many as 20% of Pru’s UK investors will vote against the proposed takeover and, as a result, the insurance giant said it is in talks to renegotiate the deal. In March, Pru announced ...




May 17, 2010

Prudential presses ahead with record £14.5bn cash call

by Kay Mitchell
”Prudential
Prudential, which is Britain’s second largest insurer, has today outlined details of its £14.5 billion ($21 billion) rights issue, which will be used to help fund its acquisition of AIA, the Asian arm of US company American International Group (AIG). Earlier this month, fears were raised over the acquisition after the Financial Services Authority (FSA) intervened causing a delay to ...




May 5, 2010

Prudential rights issue delayed

by Kay Mitchell
”Prudential
Prudential, which is Britain’s second largest insurer, has announced today its $21 billion (£13.8 billion) cash call will be delayed due to intervention by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The insurance giant was due to embark on the rights issue in order to fund its acquisition of AIA, the Asian arm of US company American International Group (AIG). Pru said the deal provided it ...




April 14, 2010

Rob Devey appointed to lead Pru’s Asia integration

by Kay Mitchell
Rob Devey appointed to lead Pru’s Asia integration
Prudential has today announced it has appointed Rob Devey to head up its integration of AIA, the Asian arm of US company American International Group (AIG), which it acquired in a deal worth $35.5 billion (£23.3 billion) last month. Pru, which is Britain’s second largest insurer, said the deal provided it with the opportunity to create South East Asia’s leading ...




March 1, 2010

Sterling dives to 10-month low amid election fears

by Kay Mitchell
’Sterling
The pound plummeted to a 10-month low today over fears of a possible hung parliament in the forthcoming election. Sterling lost 1.6% and dipped below $1.50 for the first time since May 2009 - it has already lost 7% against the dollar this year. The pound also lost ground against the euro and many other major currencies. A Sunday ...




Prudential in $35.5bn deal with AIA

by Kay Mitchell
”Prudential
Prudential, which is Britain’s second largest insurer, has today confirmed it is to buy AIA, the Asian arm of US company American International Group (AIG), in a deal worth $35.5 billion (£23.3 billion). In a stock market statement today, Pru said the deal provided it with the opportunity to create South East Asia's leading insurer. In order to finance the deal, the ...




Prudential in advanced talks with AIA

by Kay Mitchell
”Prudential
Prudential, which is Britain’s second largest insurer, is understood to be in ‘advanced talks’ to acquire AIA, the Asian arm of US company American International Group (AIG). AIA is a key part of AIG with around 20 million customers and reports say the deal could cost about $30 billion (£19.6 billion). In order to finance the deal, Pru is understood to be ...




February 16, 2010

Women receive less pension due to career break

by Kay Mitchell
Women receive less pension due to career break
A report by Prudential has revealed that the average male pension is more than £7,000 a year higher than the female pension. The survey found that a man who draws his pension in 2010 will receive an average retirement income of £19,593, while a woman will receive £12,169. However, the survey shows that the average annual pension for those retiring varies ...




November 25, 2009

Prudential withdraws from lifetime mortgage market

by Gill Montia
”Prudential
Prudential has announced that it is withdrawing from the equity release market in the first quarter of 2010. The insurer, which has been selling lifetime mortgages since 2005 and is listed among the UK's top three providers, has reassured existing customers that their contracts are unaffected. Pru's exit is being seen as a blow to the equity release market as a whole, ...




November 11, 2009

Those working past retirement age set to double

by Kay Mitchell
Those working past retirement age set to double
Research from Prudential has found that the number of people working past the state retirement age is expected to double over the next decade. A study by Prudential of UK businesses established that almost 25% of companies expect staff to continue working beyond the retirement age over the next 10 years. The proportion of the workforce that defers retirement is expected ...




July 31, 2009

UK workforce neglects pensions saving

by David Masters
UK workforce neglects pensions saving
Nearly one in six workers has given up saving for a pension, new research has discovered. A study by pension provider Prudential found 16% of the UK workforce have reduced contributions to their pension fund or stopped saving altogether, in the last five years. In the same period, almost one in ten (9%) of those polled have opted out of a final salary pension ...