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Bogard goes back to Moneyextra

Mark Bogard has rejoined Bristol & West-owned IFA Moneyextra to take over

as managing director of recently acquired Willis National in addition to


He replaces current Willis National chairman and chief executive Jeremy


Bogard, 39, returned to the IFA from The Exchange ahead of the

announcement of Bristol & West&#39s £40m plans to buy Willis from Willis

Group and Abbey National to merge it with Moneyextra.

Bogard originally joined Moneyextra&#39s first owner The Exchange in November

1999 to build the IFA. He left Money-extra at the end of last year after it

was sold to Bristol & West to join The Exchange as managing director of

client-focused business in the UK.

Bogard says once regulatory approval is given for the Willis deal, he will

concentrate on developing corporate and consumer business. Willis National

is set to be rebranded Moneyextra and Budden will leave after a handover

period of the Willis National business.

Bogard says: “It is nice to have been able to come back as it felt that I

had only halffinished what I started with Moneyextra.”


Furness offers boosts to first time buyers

Furness Building Society is launching a new mortgage designed to give first-time buyers a boost onto the property ladder. The 6.69 per cent variable rate loan offers cashback of up to 4 per cent of the amount borrowed and has no valuation fee and no mortgage indemnity premium. Borrowers also receive free loan protection insurance […]

Aon launches manager of managers fund

Aon Consulting is launching a ‘manager of managers’ investment fund for its pension scheme clients which will give access to multiple specialist managers and increase the transparency of its advice. The funds will be run through Dublin as Oeics. The active funds will invest in the UK, Europe, Japan and North America. Aon says its […]

Furness peaks with cap

Furness Building Society has unveiled a five-year capped rate mortgage that is available for loans up to 80 per cent of valuation and a maximum loan of £150,000.The mortgage is capped at 5.99 per cent until June 19, 2006 and borrowers who redeem it within this period must pay 5 per cent of the advance […]

Clerical Medical takes commercial break

A new £1.5m Clerical Medical TV advertising campaign launches on August 1 and will run for four weeks developing the modern cleric and medic characters introduced last year.The ad stroryline centres around a professional married couple in their thirties, Paul, a doctor and Kate, a vicar.The intention is to illustrate how flexible financial products like […]


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