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A whole new ball game for sponsorship

Lincoln Unit Trust Managers is cock-a-hoop over lending its name to the prestigious World Croquet Championships.

While rival investment houses Aberdeen and Leggmason make do with endorsing piffling sideshows such as the Oxford and Cambridge boat race and Jordan Formula 1 team, Lincoln has put them in the shade by sponsoring highly tuned sportspeople clumping balls through metal hoops.

But wait. Imagine the Diary&#39s excitement to discover the British team boasts the reigning individual world champion and is widely tipped to win the tournament for the fourth year running.

Glory-seeking Manchester United fans may just have a summer sport to fall back on.


Portman fixes on two years

Portman Building Society has unveiled a two year fixed rate that is available for loans of up to 95 per cent of valuation.The mortgage is fixed at 5.49 per cent until August 1, 2003 and remortgages are offered up to 75 per cent of valuation under Portman&#39s easy remortgage service. The income multiples are 3.25 […]

Is the Government putting the cartel before the horse?

The &#39son&#39 of Myners has been revealed as Mr Ron Sandler, a Lloyd&#39s of London man, presumably to the relief of the Gartmore chairman who can now concentrate on fund management.Money Marketing remains unconvinced of a need for a review, given the overlap with several FSA initiatives. But the appointment of a neutral is good […]

Pension Credit Bill in Queen&#39s speech

The Pension Credit Bill looks set to make the statute book early this parliament, after being announced in the Queen&#39s speech today. The Queen said: “The Pension Credit Bill is a key part of this Government&#39s commitment to help pensioners by ensuring that those who have saved for old age are, for the first time, […]

Leonard Cheshire selects healthcare cash plan provider

The Hospital Saturday Fund has been chosen as health cash plan provider to voluntary sector service provider Leonard Cheshire. Leonard Cheshire has 7,500 staff in 140 locations across the UK. Leonard Cheshire contributes towards the plan which includes opticians’ fees, dental treatment, cash for time spent in hospital and towards alternative treatments. Employees are able […]


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