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Barclays launches European wealth management operation

Barclays is launching a new wealth management operation, aimed at high net worth customers across Europe.

Called Barclays Private Clients, the new operation will bring together Barclays&#39 existing Premier, Europe, offshore, private banking and stockbrokers arms. Barclays hopes the strategy will increase client numbers by 40 per cent to 1.4m by 2005.

Barclays Private Clients chief executive officer Bob Hunter says: “We are pulling together our market leading products and services into a single offering for our clients which will give them a much better service.”


AMP supermart offers Ample choice

AMP is targeting its new fund supermarket, Ample, at inv-estors agedbetween 45 and 65. The supermarket offers more than 400 funds from 22 managers and claims tobe the only fund supermarket offering access to the biggest players in themarket. Ample says it differs from other fund supermarkets bec-ause it has a fullrange of targeted and […]

Garden is the top priority for two-thirds of buyers

Over two-thirds of homebuyers say a nice garden is the most importantthing they look for when searching for a house, according to Alliance &Leicester. The bank&#39s movingimproving index has found that a well-kept garden islikely to sway the decision of the majority of house-hunters, with manypeople looking to move from cities to more rural surroundings. […]

Inside Edge

Well, what a week that was. On Tuesday morning, Misys ann-ounced an agreedbid for DBS Financial Management, bringing considerable technology savingsfor product providers and real hope for a truly outstanding, fully workingIFA quotes and service portal within the next 12 months or so. It will be great to work closely with Ken Davy and his […]

Consumers can put their faith in Yodlee service

I write in response to the article in Money Marketing headlined,Aggregation deals on hold after a scrape with the law. Indeed, the FSA recently warned that aggregation falls outside its remitand has urged banks to check legal and security issues thoroughly beforethey partner with an aggregation organisation to offer such a service totheir customers. As […]


Guide: 10 required letters — what to send, to whom and when?

This guide from Johnson Fleming will take you through the required communication and also give ideas for additional actions that will ensure your auto-enrolment project is a success. The topics in this guide include: the letters you need to send out; what to send and when; the importance of employee engagement; and what to consider as additional communication.


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