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All you need is glove

An MM reporter was slightly bemused to find herself in receipt of a pair of rubber gloves which arrived in the post last week.

After at first fearing that someone considered her hygiene standards were not up to scratch and was offering a gentle hint, she discovered the gloves were part of the Pru&#39s Get Your Hands On Our With-Profits CD-Rom campaign.

The reporter is still somewhat confused, having thought that rubber gloves were for keeping your hands off things you did not want to touch.


Deeds of variation

With the advent of autumn,the tax adviser&#39s thoughts turn towards what might be contained within the Chancellor of the Exchequer&#39s pre-Budget statement which is due at around the end of November and, ultimately, the possible contents of the Budget itself in the spring. No matter what is contained in any possible new legislation, one of […]

Stamp duty change set to boost Muslim mortgages

Ahli United Bank is aiming to expand its network through distribution deals with brokers to cope with a boost in demand for Muslim remortgages after stamp duty changes. AUB is about to launch a deal with national broker franchise Mortgageforce to offer access to AUB&#39s range of Islamic mortgages. Under Islamic law, Muslims are forbidden […]

Lacomp – British Enterprise EIS Fund 2

Type: Enterprise investment scheme fund Aim: Growth by investing in unquoted small and early stage companies Minimum investment: Lump sum £3,000 Opening/closing date: October 1, 2003/December 15, 2 Charges: Initial 2.5%, annual 1.5% Commission: Initial up to 4%, renewal 0.5% Tel: 01726 475123

Isis in outsource deal with JP Morgan

Isis Asset Management has reached an agreement to outsource several operational functions to JPMorgan Fleming. Isis says the deal will provide it with a scaleable platform able to support its growth objectives to become a top five player in the UK by 2007. It also says the platform, chosen after discussions with a number of […]

Partied out and penniless

December has left me destitute. My piggy bank lies broken and empty, my lunchtime meal deal feels like an extravagant expense and I’m down to the Bountys in my box of Celebrations. But I won’t mourn my dearly departed pennies. Between buying gifts for loved ones (then deciding to keep them for myself) to treating […]


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