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Budget brief 2001

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Loosening the annuities

No one can deny there is a head of steam gathering on the annuity debate. The pressure is mounting on the Government at least to ease the rules which force individuals to buy an annuity by 75. One of the leading voices is Conservative MP John Butterfill, who has tabled a private member&#39s bill to […]

Industry won&#39t make a drama out of Misys

Recent incidents show networks may have to shape up if they are to hold on to their position of power in the IFA market. The decision by Misys to reassess the 3,300-strong IFA membership of three of its networks, Kestrel, Countrywide and Financial Options, at a cost of £350,000 is adding to growing criticism of […]

Norwich Union – Sustainable Future

Friday, 2nd February 2001.Type: Oeic.Aim: Growth by investing in socially responsible companies via Norwich Union funds.Minimum investment: Lump sum £500 monthly £50.Investment split: Any proportion of corporate bond, UK growth, absolute growth, global growth, managed and European growth.Isa link: Yes.Pep transfers: Yes except absolute growth and global growth.Charges: Initial 4 per cent, annual – corporate […]

Berkeley Wodehouse to split in major revamp

IFA network Berkeley Wodehouse Associates is to undergo a major corporate restructure which will see it split its business and become a plc. As part of the move, the network will divide its business into two subsidiaries, with one offering its members a choice of full network services and the other an ad hoc consultancy. […]


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