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Christows appointed to InterAlliance panel

Independent stockbroker Christows has been appointed to the Inter Alliance advisory panel of discretionary portfolio managers.

The move will make Christows Private Portfolio account available to investors through Inter Alliance.

The account has a minimum investment of £50,000 and offers IFAs up to 3 per cent initial commission and 1 per cent trail.


HBOS will merge brands in bid to be top-five player

HBOS is pitching to become a top five player in the retail investment market with the launch of a new giant asset management arm in the fourth quarter of next year.The new firm will bring together the investment operations of Halifax, Clerical Medical and Equitable Life, and will begin with a series of fund mergers […]

Mercantile Building Society – Product 85i

Thursday, 18 October 2001.Fixed term: Until October 1, 2003.Fixed rate: Loans up to 80 per cent of valuation – 4.99 per cent, 81-95 per cent – 5.24 per cent.Minimum loan: £25,000.Maximum loan: North-east England, up to 95 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £250,000, rest of UK up to 75 per cent […]

NU wraps up retirement products

Norwich Union is packaging a range of products for the retirement market into one proposition to provide a comprehensive offering for people approaching retirement.The package, marketed under the strapline &#39for the life your clients deserve after work&#39 has been designed to help IFAs offer clients greater flexibility in retirement and highlights the breadth of provisions […]

Norwich Union Healthcare – Health Cash Plan

Friday, 19 October 2001.Type: Healthcare cash plan.Minimum premium: Annual £68.40, monthly £6.Minimum-maximum ages: 16-no maximum.Maximum benefit: Subject to negotiation.Deferred period: None.Commission: Initial 25 per cent, renewal 5 per cent.Tel: 0845 3000649.  

Certification guide

Guide: how to… certify your pension scheme

Certification is highly complex and surrounded by a minefield of information and auto-enrolment jargon, which can make it very difficult to understand. However, for many employers it is a necessary process that must be executed successfully.


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