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BBC man to head FSA press office

The FSA has appointed John Fryer as its head of press office and events to replace Vernon Everitt, who is moving within the organisation to become director of human resources. Fryer, 57, joins in mid-July from the BBC, where he is business editor of Radio 4&#39s Today Programme and Radio 5&#39s Wake up to Money and Financial World Tonight.


Cazalet says FSA to crack down on FARs

Top industry analyst Ned Cazalet is predicting an FSA clampdown next year on what he claims to be the risky way some life offices calculate their free-asset ratios.Speaking at Pims 2002 on the Aurora on Monday, Caza-let picked out Royal & Sun Alliance and Friends Provident as the worst offenders, saying the FSA was concerned […]

DBS offers free training courses to members

DBS is offering members a new training service with a series of free workshops around the country. Workshops, which attract CPD points, are in groups of 12 and cover technical training and use of office technology, as well as support packages for AFPC.

Three new two year products from B&W

Bristol & West is introducing three new two year mortgage products with no extended tie-ins.The two year discount product, with a £399 booking fee is charged at 3.89 per cent, being a 2.06 per cent discount off the standard variable rate of 6 per cent. Alternatively, the two year discount with arrangement fee of £399 […]

Bond investors need&#39a market miracle &#39

Investors are set to lose hea-vily on stockmarket-linked bonds unless there is a “miraculous” recovery in the markets, according to research from IFA Chartwell.The firm is predicting that bonds will be the investment scandal of 2003, with some investors in danger of losing all their money. Investors in Canada Life&#39s Nasdaq-linked high-income bond 3, for […]


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