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Batchelor takes chair at Imla

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders’ Association has appointed Platform sales and marketing director Guy Batchelor as chairman. He takes over from Mortgage Express managing director Tim Dawson who will remain a director of Imla. Paragon Mortgages managing director John Heron becomes deputy chairman.


Standard sends out form reminders

Standard Life is sending out letters to 19,000 advisers updating them on its proposed demutualisation and urging them to remind their eligible clients to return the validation form. Forty per cent of members have not returned their forms yet.

Scottish Life appoints Shields as head of individual business

Scottish Life has appointed Barry Shields as head of individual business with immediate effect.The pensions specialist arm of Royal London is hoping to grow its proposition in the individual pension market place.Shields team will be responsible for supporting the individual and Talisman 98 propositions and for developing the Sipp propositions for the post A-Day market.

Fund firms on the road for IFAs

Four of the UK’s leading fund houses have joined forces for a nationwide series of IFA roadshows to be held across the country in January. The shows will feature managers from Gartmore, M&G, Newton and Schroders. Gartmore head of UK equ-ity income Chris Burvill will explain why he believes a different approach is required for […]

When is £1m not £1m?

Neil Jones is technical support manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. The residential nil-rate band (RNRB) was first announced in […]


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