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December 9, 2018

Patients will soon be more likely to speak to an AI chatbot than a doctor or nurse as their first interaction with healthcare providers, according to Juniper Research.

The number of patients turning to artificial intelligence (AI) for their healthcare is set to explode over the next five years, saving hospitals billions of dollars in the process.

New findings from Juniper Research forecast that AI-p...

December 9, 2018

Ministers are halting a "gold-plated" visa scheme offering foreign investors a fast-track to settling in the UK, as part of a crackdown on financial crime. 

Tier 1 investor visas were introduced in 2008 to encourage rich people from outside the EU to invest in the UK. 

A £2m investment bought a visa and indefinite leave to remain after five years. But concerns were raised the scheme was being used t...

December 1, 2018

The pension industry is split on how to deal with guaranteed minimum pensions (GMP) equalisation following a landmark ruling that could add billions to UK schemes’ liabilities. 

The High Court ruled last month that benefits for members who had contracted out of the top-up state earnings-related pension scheme must be recalculated to reflect retirement ages in the 1990s.

It is thought that this...

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