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Leeds Building Society is continuing with its sponsorship of Leeds Tykes rugby club.The Guinness Premiership side says that now, in its sixth year with Leeds sponsorship it receives a commission for every supporter that opens an account with the society. It has been investing this money into youth development which it says is now starting […]

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Imagine you were an IFA firm operating under FSA regulation. Imagine that in the past the firm had been several firms operating under several different regimes. A reasonable merger had taken place although for a few years the firms existed as a sort of ad hoc alliance before a full merger.

STT winds up after it helps boiler rooms’ share business

Securetrade and Title (STT) has been placed into liquidation after it assisted a number of unauthorised ‘boiler room’ firms in promoting and selling shares to UK investors.The East Sussex-based company was placed into liquidation after the FSA submitted to the court that STT had arranged investment deals without authorisation under the Financial Services and Markets […]

Sites for sore IFAs

It seems to me that every day I find or am recommended something to look at on the web. Earth.google.com, myspace.comand ebay.com are commercially successful sites that have changed the way I view property, talk to friends, find out relevant lifestyle information and buy products.

Inheritance tax and estate planning – exemptions and reliefs

By Kim Jarvis, technical manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team In this article we look at the main exemptions and reliefs that are available on death. Within the article, spouse also means civil partner.   Nil-rate band Under current rules, any part of the estate that falls within the available nil-rate band (NRB), […]

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