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14,000 request FSA consumer information booklet

Nearly 14,000 customers have requested the FSA’ financial booklet You and Your Money in the first month it has been available.

The information pamphlet, which provides free basic information on how the regulator can help consumers with their money matters is available at main post offices, citizen’ advice bureaux, money advice agencies, libraries and the FSA’ own helpline.

FSA head of consumer education Deborah Arnott says: “There is a huge demand among consumers for clear and independent information about financial services and products. This shows up in calls to our helpline, visits to the website and requests for our information booklets.”


B&W in£40m Willis Nat buy

Bristol & West is to buy IFA Willis National from joint owners Willis Group and mortgage rival Abbey National for£40m.Financed by parent Bank of Ireland Group, B&W says the purchase of Money Marketing&#39s Corporate IFA of the Year will diversify its advice.Money Marketing reported last month that Abbey and Willis Group were reviewing their shareholdings.B&W […]

EFM acquires Portfolio

Edinburgh Fund Managers is to buy Portfolio Fund Management for £12m, plus up to a further £8m calculated in reference to Portfolio’s future net sales.Portfolio’s £430m of assets take EFM’s funds under management to £8.3bn.

C&G extends intermediary incentive

C&G is extending its intermediary incentive paying £500 for all cases of £250,000 or more. Intermediaries will receive the sum for all cases that are introduced from 2 July to 30 September.C&G is also extending the completion date for all cases of £200,000 or more, that were introduced between May and June. These will qualify […]

Stroud & Swindon launches new savings account

Stroud & Swindon is launching a new savers account through it&#39s direct arm. Savers can receive a rate of 5.25% by investing in the new account. The current rates include a 0.25% introductory bonus. The minimum initial deposit is £5,000 while the maximum is £500,000. Savers can arrange to withdraw funds direct to their bank […]


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