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A&L feeling confident

Alliance & Leicester is to sponsor hit TV quiz Who Wants to be a Millionaire. A&L takes over from current sponsor NTL this month in a move which marks its return to TV advertising after a two-year absence. A&L says the move is aimed at raising brand awareness.

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Clerical Medical has introduced a cafeteria style company pension plan that offers a menu of group personal pensions, group money purchase schemes and group additional voluntary contributions packages.Futureproof is designed to cater for the retirement needs of employees at all levels, from directors to part-time staff. Employees can move between the various packages – for […]

Is the ABI giving up the fight before round two starts?

IFAs should watch their backs. Money Marketing understands that insurers are on the brink of raising the white flag on the second stage of the polarisation review. Reliable sources say the ABI&#39s polarisation committee has voted overwhelmingly against putting up any opposition to what they believe is the inevitable – abolition of the current system. […]

US Federal Reserve cuts rates by 0.5 per cent

The US Federal Reserve yesterday cut its short term rate by 0.5 per cent to 5.5 per cent from 6 per cent, while describing the US economy as needing &#39a rapid and forceful response&#39. Rates have now come down by 1 per cent in January, as figures released yesterday showed a sharp decline in economic […]

Liverpool Victoria launches with profits growth bond

Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society is launching a single premium with profits growth bond giving capital growth over five years. The With Profit Growth Bond has a minimum investment of £3,000 if taken directly through Liverpool Victoria, or £10,000 through IFAs. Liverpool Victoria spokesman Kate Coney says: “With profits bonds are an ideal investment for the […]

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