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Cochrane fights against Fimbra winding up

IFA Compliance boss Brian Cochrane has begun a campaign to get IFAs to vote against plans to dismantle Fimbra next month. He is asking IFAs to send their voting slips to him so that he can present strong opposition to the plans at the AGM on December 11. Write to: 14 Union Road, Camelon, Falkirk, FK1 4PG.

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Berry Birch profits slump as Moores Marr takeover fails

A failed attempt to buy rival IFA firm Moores Marr Bradley contributed to sharply reduced six-month profits at Berry Birch & Noble. Profits plunged to £177,000 for the half-year to July 31 compared with £355,000 for the same period last year, a drop of more than 50 per cent. Berry Birch & Noble paid £141,000 […]

Eureko expanding in Netherlands

Eureko, the European insurance and financial services group which includes Friends Provident, has expanded its network of life offices across Europe. Dutch-based Eureko member Achmea has merged with Dutch asset manager PVF Pensioenen. Eureko aims to boost its presence in Holland on the back of the merger. Eureko is the seventh-biggest insurance group in Europe […]

Abuse is blamed as de minimis faces axe

The Inland Revenue is set to axe the de minimis funding limit for pension schemes, claiming that IFAs are abusing the system. The de minimis limit allows company directors to contribute up to £6,000 to their pension without having to take the Pension Schemes Office funding check. The check is a salary assessment which limits […]

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