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Clerical Medical puts IFA &#39chatline&#39 in new Website

Clerical Medical is launching a new website which includes a on-line discussion site where IFA net heads can swap experiences and talk over their problems.

The public can also access the site but it is 80 per cent dedicated to IFAs and includes a &#39Find an IFA&#39 service for consumers.

It also provides full products and services information, the ability to download application forms and a separate financial planning centre containing tax tables, pensions briefing notes and technical guides.

Website project manager Harriet Gillingham says: &#34Our website has been built with IFAs for IFAs. Eighty per cent of the site is dedicated to providing IFAs with information which can help them build their businesses and save them time and money.&#34


Skipton discounts for first time buyers for two years

Skipton Building SocietyFIRST TIME BUYER MORTGAGEDiscounted term: Two years.Discounted rate: 1 per cent. Payable rate: 7.8 per cent.Minimum loan: £5,000.Maximum loan: Up to 95 per cent of valuation.Income multiples: 3.25 times principal income plus second or 2.5 times joint.Arrangement fee: Nil.Cashback: £250.Redemption fee: 5 per cent in first five years.Conditions: Two compulsory insurance from choice […]

Norwich Union reduces charges on individual personal pensions

Norwich UnionPERSONAL PENSION PLANSType: For new and existing contributions to regular premium individual Personal Pension (98 series) plans.Charges: Reduction in monthly policy fee from £2.72 a month to £2 a month.Tel: 0645 444800.

Kensington Mortgage Company giving away free ASU

SPECIAL OFFERKensington Mortgage CompanyACCIDENT SICKNESS & UNEMPLOYMENT COVERType: Free accident, sickness and unemployment insurance for new borrowers for first nine months of loan applicable to all loans.Offer period: Ongoing.Tel: 0800 111020.

A1 Office Assistant look for Enterprising Investment

ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEMESA1 Office AssistantA1 OFFICE ASSISTANT PLCAim: To provide capital growth through investment in an office stationery company set up under EIS qualifying rules.Minimum investment: £1,000.Closing date: October 30, 1998.Charges: Initial – up to 5 per cent depending on if and/or how much commission is taken.Commission: 5 per cent.Tel: 0171 583 2787.

How to balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios

In this short video, Azhar Hussain, head of global high yield at Royal London Asset Management, explains how his team balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up […]


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