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AITC launches IFA Marketing Club

The AITC has developed a programme for IFAs to help them capitalise on potential business opportunities thrown up from its new &#34its&#34 marketing campaign launched later this year.

IFAs wanting to participate in the &#34its Marketing Club&#34 programme will receive regular information from the AITC plus a newsletter and access to an extranet internet site.

Advisers who sign up to the club will also benefit from being included in a register of IFAs provided to customers who request further details.

The campaign which kicks off on October 1, will include TV, national press and posters outlining the benefits of investment trusts.


Insurance services dominate internet searches

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LAHC could cut backers to gain buying freedom

The Life Assurance Holding Corporation is set to cut its number of backersin a bid to boost its ability to make acquisitions.LAHC was set up in 1994 to acquire life companies and manage theirportfolios as closed books and is rev iewing its current ownershipstructure.The company currently needs the approval of all its four main backers […]

M&G launches fund of funds fxed interest Isa

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Allied Dunbar develops mortgage filtering process

Allied Dunbar has developed a &#39quality filter&#39 designed to provide its mortgage customers with the best deals in the market.The filter utilises the Allied Dunbar mortgage application service software which was developed last year in response to mortgage code requirements.The filter system monitors product simplicity, records of consumer complaints, redemption charges, fees and loaded interest […]

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White paper — recording sickness absence

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.


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