NU Online News Service, Jan. 21, 10:40 a.m. – Info-One, Campbell, Calif., says all of the top 25 issuers of non-group U.S. variable annuities are now using its Web-based annuity research system, VARDS Online.

Carriers that have recently agreed to use the service include units of AEGON N.V., The Hague, Netherlands; American International Group Inc., New York; Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Hartford; ING Groep N.V., Amsterdam; Pacific Life Insurance Company, Newport Beach, Calif.; Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J.; and Skandia Insurance Company Ltd., Stockholm, Sweden

Info-One is a unit of Wachovia Corp., Charlotte, N.C.