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Boyd makes little impact

Financial services public affairs consultant Jim Boyd made a small dent in Labour MP Chris Mullens&#39s huge majority in Sunderland South.

Consolidated Communications divisional director Boyd, sitting as Conservative candidate, came second with 20.1 per cent of the vote, a swing to the Tories of 1.2 per cent in the safe Labour seat that Mullen holds with a majority of 63.9 per cent.


T&C toolkit aims to aid advisers

The Financial Services National Training Organisation and financial tradebodies have produced a toolkit to help advisers meet the FSA&#39s training andcompetence rules. The Financial Advisers Toolkit is designed to give practical help to firmsin meeting regulatory requirements. It is part-funded by the Department forEducation and Emp-loyment, the insurance and life group of the ABI andNorwich […]

New IFA firm to focus on wealthy clients

Corporate Planning Group, an IFA targeting wealthy people and business owners, launches this week. Set up with £2.8m of private capital, the company intends to offer a complete financial planning service by combining 10 companies under the Corporate Planning Group brand. The 10 firms are an IFA, a venture capitalist, a business consultancy, a Guernsey-based […]

Allied Dunbar unveils group stakeholder product

Allied Dunbar has unveiled details of its group stakeholder scheme which is set for launch in October.Dunbar claims its decision to wait until up to six months after most players have launched their group propositions is down to its desire assess the market without rushing in.The new Dunbar product will not be available on an […]

Wesleyan appoints marketing projects manager

Wesleyan Assurance Society is appointing Paula Jenkinson as marketing projects manager.Jenkinson, who was formerly with Royal London, United Friendly and Prudential, will be based in Wesleyan&#39s Birmingham office.Wesleyan group director of marketing Helen Matthews says: “In the highly competitive financial services marketplace a strong marketing function is vital. Paula brings a wealth of financial services […]


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