The Times warns that holders of with profits funds will find that their maturity values will be cut again this year, because of poor performance.
Friends Provident will announce bonuses this week, Norwich Union next week.
Standard Life will declare at the end of this month, with Prudential and Legal & General making their announcements in February.
Many "with profits" (a contradiction in terms) policy holders are of course relying on these policies to pay off their endowment mortgages. A fine example, among many (eg PPI, credit card charges, bank charges, commissions etc), of how the City has ripped off the ordinary British citizen.