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Zurich International and Others

Apr 07 2014

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Does International Financial Services (Singapore) Flog Friends Provident Products?

It’s getting tougher for expatriates to trust financial advisors—and that’s a shame.  Some good ones exist, including Noto Financial Services and Thailand-based Creveling & Creveling.  But they’re not as common as they should be.  Reports from investors in South East Asia are implying that International Financial Services (Singapore) is selling Friends Provident Offshore Pensions.  While …

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Dec 13 2013

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Friends Provident International Faces A Cold Reception

Last week, I received a phone call at work.  “One of your friends gave me your name and number,” the caller said.  “I can help you save money on taxes.  When would you like to meet?”  Truth was, he was lying.   None of my friends gave him my name or contact information.  Instead, he …

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Dec 12 2013

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Does International Financial Services (Singapore) Flog Friends Provident Products?

It’s tough for expatriates to differentiate between high cost and low cost financial advisors.                            

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Jul 07 2013

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Royal Skandia…On The List of Legal Corruption?

The stories of heartache continue rolling in from investors feeling duped by groups like Friends Provident, Zurich International and Generali Vision. But it wouldn’t be fair to ignore the horrific costs of Royal Skandia.

Permanent link to this article: http://andrewhallam.com/2013/07/royal-skandia-on-the-list-of-legal-corruption/

Jun 28 2013

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Zurich International, Friends Provident and Generali Vision Have Costly Kissing Cousins

More stories about exploited expatriate investors are starting to hit the news. Here’s another shocker!

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May 14 2013

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International Teaching: Perils to Beware

Most schools are plagued by visits from silver-tongued financial representatives, bleeding employees like leaches. Products sold by reps for Zurich International, Friends Provident and Generali Vision ferment along the halls of shame.

Permanent link to this article: http://andrewhallam.com/2013/05/international-teaching-perils-to-beware/

Nov 04 2012

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Zurich International and Friends Provident: Variable Annuity Mysteries

If you invest with Zurich International or Friends Provident, the odds are good that you own a Variable Annuity product.Try to find a financial academic, however, suggesting that they’re a good deal, and you might as well be panning for gold in your bathtub.

Permanent link to this article: http://andrewhallam.com/2012/11/zurich-international-friends-provident-variable-annuity-ripoffs/

Oct 30 2012

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Friends Provident, Zurich International and Insurance Linked Investment Products

The comments on my blog are filled with crushing stories of product misrepresentation, and many hard-working expatriates have been pulled into the webs of deception. Tony Noto, an independent financial advisor, wrote a fabulous article which contributes to the transparency investors deserve.

Permanent link to this article: http://andrewhallam.com/2012/10/friends-provident-zurich-international-and-insurance-linked-investment-products/

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