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Benefits firm and IFA in alliance

Employee benefit and financial planning firm Yorkshire Investment
Group has entered into a strategic alliance with Shipley IFA Sydney
Packett & Sons. The deal will see Packett&#39s financial services staff
and its life and pensions clients move over to YIG. Sydney Packett
managing director Gareth Sawyer has been appointed managing
director of YIG Consulting, the group&#39s corporate pensions


MarketPlace loan lets FTBs include parents&#39 income

The MarketPlace at Bradford & Bingley has revamped its 1st Start mortgage for first-time buyers.The product enables FTBs to include their parents&#39 income when calculating how much they can borrow. The deal is funded by Bank of Ireland and has a discount of 1.5 per cent until March 2006, giving a current rate of 4.29 […]

Commercial First launches into all status market

Commercial First Mortgages has launched a new commercial mortgage targetting the UK&#39s SME business community. Commercial First says this new product will enable it to compete directly with high street lenders throughout the UK. The interest rate on the product starts at 2.5 per cent above LIBOR. It has a maximum loan size of £2m […]

Royal London says Standard issue is not a mutual trend

Mutual insurer Royal London says the problems that Standard Life is facing are not industrywide.Royal London says the issues that the FSA has identified with Standard Life are specific to Standard and will not have an impact on Royal London.It says it has had routine discussions with the FSA over the development of its own […]

John Joseph on Protection

Today is a day for sharing what I discovered hidden in 15 hours of research when I volunteered to go through a new client&#39s existing policies to see exactly what he had.A dentist, 46 years old and to my delight, very protection-conscious, to the extent that Medical Sickness – which is now Wesleyan but still […]


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