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Alliance Trust to widen share service

Alliance Trust plans to open its online share-dealing service to the wider IFA market this quarter.

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Prudential is understood to be looking at a process called a scheme of arrangement rather than a reattribution of its £9bn inherited estate, which would mean the firm would only need 75 per cent of policyholders to agree with any potential deal.By taking this route, any policyholders disagreeing with the potential deal would be swept […]

Are the kids all right?

Few people believe Child Trust Fund Week will make much impact on a public that is largely financially illiterate, says Helen Pow.

Survival at stake for sub-prime lenders

Kensington Group chief executive John Maltby has questioned whether some sub-prime lenders can survive due to the “unsustainable” nature of products on offer.The head of the UK’s first adverse lender had added his voice to the growing number concerned about the sector. It follows claims by lender Rooftop last week that too many lenders in […]

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Three questions for employers…

The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual survey has been widely reported in the media and the two headline figures were these: the average cost of a nursery place for a child under two has risen by 33 per cent since 2010; and the costs have risen by five per cent in a single year.

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