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Underlying dividends rose swiftly among FTSE 250 companies, with pay-outs increasing by 25% after one-off factors were stripped out.
The FCA has previously written to the chief executives of Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Barclays and Lloyds urging them to increase the pace of pay-outs.
6bn - spelling more bad news for pensions funds as well as private investors that rely on dividend pay-outs.
For 15-year policies, Wesleyan's pounds 13,938 pay-out, down from pounds 14,288 last time, give it sixth place.
Tens of thousands of home buyers intending to pay off their mortgages with 25-year with-profit endowment policies face falling pay-outs in the coming years, even if the stock market performs brilliantly.
Numis analyst James Hamilton flagged up the potential for further one-off dividend pay-outs, and said there was "scope for recovery" in money revenues although he expects this to "be years, not months away".
Details of most pay-outs remain secret as a no-publicity clause is frequently built in to a settlement.
Wesleyan has tempered top-ohe-market pay-outs from its endowment policies maturing this year with a warning.
Hundreds of former shipyard workers stricken by an asbestos-related illness face a new fight in their campaign to win pay-outs.
Part of the reason for the spectacular fall is that the bumper pay-outs in the past were boosted by firms paying big "terminal bonuses" when policies matured.
Wakefield Council has also made a reduction in compensation pay-out reducing it by pounds 271,04 between 2008-11.
So it looks horribly like the pay-out was fixed at the worst possible time for customers.