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Bullivant named new Sofa MD

Bob Bullivant has been named the new managing director of Sofa ahead of Brian Lawless&#39s departure on February 23.
Lawless has relocated to Exeter where he has become business development director with IFA the Jelf Group.
Bullivant joins Sofa from Britannic Retirement Solutions where he was corporate development director.
Reporting to Sandy Scott this is a full-time position and Bob Bullivant will join the CII&#39s board of directors. He will also be a member of the SOFA board.
CII director general Sandy Scott says: “Bob is a highly respected figure in the financial services industry and will bring considerable technical and market knowledge to both SOFA and to the CII director team. A key aspect of his role will be to build on the success of SOFA and to develop the value of its membership proposition.”
Bullivant says: “I have always believed in the value that a professional body can bring to its membership. As the CII&#39s financial services arm, SOFA is the largest professional body for financial advisers and I relish the challenge of building upon its successes to date.”


Noble offers investors a capital idea

Noble & Company is aiming to raise up to £10m for the capital pub company 2 enterprise investment scheme (EIS), which will acquire an initial portfolio of 12 pubs over the next three years. The first capital pub company EIS was established in 2001 and has raised £15.4m through two share offers and a private […]

Pension credit phone line staff receiving just 7 calls a day – Lib Dems

Call centre staff at the Government&#39s pension credit application phone line have been receiving an average of just 7 calls a day, according to the Liberal Democrats. The figures show that in December, the application line received 193,900 application calls, 8,430 a day. This means that of the 1,300 workers there, the average member of […]

Nationwide launches new fixed and tracker mortgages

Nationwide has launched a new range of fixed and tracker mortgages. The new range includes a two year fixed rate from 4.79 per cent, a three year fixed rate from 5.09 per cent and a five year fixed rate from 5.29 per cent. Trackers available will be a two year tracker from 4.04 per cent, […]

IFAs to shun Standard for new WP business

IFAs do not plan to advise their clients to transfer out of Standard Life&#39s with-profits fund but will not recommend Standard for new with-profits business, according to a survey for Money Marketing. Four-fifths of the IFAs in an online poll say they will not recommend their clients to transfer out of Standard&#39s with-profits fund while […]


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