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Bell for leather

The BSA put in place its usual 5 fine, donated to Shelter, for any mobile phone going off during its fringe event at the LibDem conference in Blackpool.

Unfortunately, the BSA’s Rachel Le Brocq, who was guarding the door, was unable to apprehend a fleeing transgressor of the rule despite her best attempts to tackle him.

Obviously, the thought of donating to a reputable charity was too much for this particular LibDem delegate.


Shopping mad?

Brokers are concerned by research showing that 35 per cent of borrowers on short- or medium-term mortgage rates are not planning to remortgage when their current deal expires.

Take your partners

E-commerce is increasingly causing significant changes in the ways that many financial advisers run their businesses. More and more services are now being launched that actually deliver on the promised potential of technology for our industry. Consequently, it is becoming increasingly important for advisers to understand those providers which are delivering the best technology solutions […]

FSA calls for urgency on preparation for A-Day

The FSA has issued an urgent reminder to IFAs and providers to start planning for A-Day. In a keynote speech to advisers, FSA director Sarah Wilson said although many firms are working hard to get ready for A-Day, those which have not started preparations need to do so now. She said advisers needed to discuss […]

Gulf growing in markets

By the middle of last week, it was beginning to look as though stockmarkets around the world were prepared to hand back the gains made earlier during the year due to hurricane Rita.

A modern horror story

Every day a quick scan of the news reveals some new horror that will change the lives of those involved forever – the unlucky accident on the way to work, a tragic illness that cuts a young life short or the holiday accident that leaves more than just a scar to cope with. We barely […]


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