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Assureweb releases international portal service

Assureweb is launching an international portal service aimed at IFAs who conduct offshore business for their clients. The service will provide IFAs with offshore news, product information, research, forms, brochures and jurisdiction information and will go live in the next two weeks. The portal is supported by 13 international product providers including Bupa, Clerical Medical, Scottish Equitable, Scottish Widows and Norwich Union.

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Downing puts trust in classic model

Downing Corporate Finance is issuing shares in its Downing Classic VCT3, which will invest in technology and other unquoted companies. The investment strategy of this venture capital trust is similar to the Downing Classic VCT and Downing Classic VCT2. It will invest 50 per cent in start-ups or developing technologies and 50 per cent in […]

R&SA tops stakeholder&#39s standards with tiered fees

Royal & Sun Alliance has put IFAs at the centre of its new pension strategy, which was unveiled last week. Its new range will be launched fully in April 2001 and will include a defined-contribution sch eme and a stakeholder pen sion which R&SA claims beats the Govern ment&#39s Cat standards. The plans will have […]

Pep shake-up adds flavour

The latest changes in the Pep and Isa rules are highly sign ificant for anyone involved in the savings industry. A collective vote of thanks should go to the 12 industry bodies and consumer groups, as well as the 23 IFAs and Isa pro viders, which lobbied the Treasury earlier this year in a coherent […]

Treasury looks to address advice gap

By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager, Royal London Hot on the heels of consultations on tax relief and pension transfers and early-exit charges comes a new investigation into the advice gap, and how this can be bridged. Ever since the new pensions freedoms were introduced, concerns have been raised about how people can get access […]

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