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Cheque out Eldorado

The lucky winner of the Scottish Equitable Employee Benefits Eldorado contest,

PIFC senior healthcare consultant was James Clarke, pictured above in King William Street, City of London, receiving his £1,000 prize from SEEB marketing manager Alison Ritchie.

Note the wipe-clean cheque.


CA says using WP funds to pay for misselling is tantamount to &#39theft&#39

The Consumers&#39 Association is warning the FSA it could be allowing corporate theft if it permits life offices to use with-profits funds to pick up the bill for mortgage endowment misselling.The CA says the majority of the six million with-profits policyholders are already suffering from mortgage endowment shortfalls and argues shareholders of proprietary offices should […]

LIA puts the focus on selling and planning

Financial advisers wanting to improve their financial planning skills are invited to attend the LIA&#39s workshop in Manchester on August 5.It is designed to help both new and experienced advisers understand the differences between selling financial products and financial planning and to develop the tools needed to provide a comprehensive service to clients.Topics covered include […]

UCB cutes rates on fixed products

Self-cert lender UCB Home Loans is reducing the rates on its range of fixed rate mortgages as of next week. The cut applies to both residential and investment buy-to-let mortgages. The two and three year fixed products have both been cut by 0.36 per cent to 5.59 per cent from 5.95 per cent and 5.79 […]

Skipton Building Society – 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Tuesday, 30 July, 2002 Type: High interest account Minimum-maximum investment: £1,000-£10,000 Interest rates: 4.95% gross a year Terms: Until September 30, 2004 Offer period: Until further notice Withdrawal penalties: No withdrawals permitted during term Tel: 0800 446776

Europe outlook: Greek gridlock and Italian banks

By Rob Burnett, Investment Director, Head of European Equities As investors await a resolution of Greece’s repayment difficulties, we anticipate a period of consolidation in the European market over the next few weeks. Our base case is that the Greek government and the European Central Bank (ECB) will come to a solution, particularly given the […]


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