FC Biz – the five-a-side football team of IFA service company Simply Biz – is throwing down the gauntlet to any other financial services teams looking for a kickabout.During the first half of the season, FC Biz conceded no fewer than 58 goals in 10 matches, leaving them slumped at the bottom of the prestigious Hudders- field Soccer City League Division Two. But their form seems to have picked up of late, with a four-game unbeaten run, including a 21-18 victory over Standard Life. This recent confidence booster precedes the industrywide challenge to take on the “mighty” FC Biz.
Have bacon sarnies and Resolve at the ready next Wednesday following the industry bash of the year, indeed, of the last 20 years – Money Marketing’s 20th birthday party – to be held at London’s Somerset House (above). The Diary expects to see many new friends and long-time cronies.
Equity release could become the next big misselling scandal if IFAs do not take due care, warns GE Life. The firm predicts that the equity-release market could triple over the next five years following demand driven by demographics, client needs and the savings gap – which could reach 125bn by 2009 according to the Turner […]
Money Marketing editor John Lappin finds that Aegon chief executive Otto Thoresen believes life offices ans IFAs working together can be the saving grace of country
New Star Asset Management has promoted UK growth fund manager Stephen Whittaker to the role of joint chief investment officer, serving alongside Alan Miller. Whittaker will continue to manage the UK growth fund, which he took over from Miller in July 2002.
In any relationship that matters, professional or personal, you should be upfront with someone if you think they’re making a decision or doing something they might later regret. Being honest with someone and having their best interests at heart, however hard the message, is key to building trust in any relationship. So how does this […]
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