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Cofunds adds two funds to Luxembourg range

Cofunds has added Norwich European property fund and Templeton Asian growth fund to its platform.

In January, Cofunds expanded to include Luxembourg-domiciled funds, now including these two latest additions and it says it will conduct a further review in the autumn.

Cofunds director of fund manager relationships Russell Lancaster says: “We said that we would test demand by adding funds based in other locations and so far we have been quite pleased with the results. Our intermediaries have asked us to add some more products now – and we have responded. We will carry out a further review in the autumn to see how we should progress this area of our business.”


CII college scheme aims to bring new blood to mortgages

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Rics finds legal loophole in Hip rules

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has discovered a legal loophole in the Government’s Home Information Pack which means sellers could avoid buying a pack.Rics says the rules allow sellers to have simply ordered a pack when they exchange contracts and, if they manage to sell their home quickly, they may not have to pay […]

Abbey steps into 100% market

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Insurers failing to explain critical changes

Advisers say very few providers have contacted them to explain the Association of British Insurers’ new critical-illness insurance definitions and how they affect their products.ABI protection committee chairman Nick Kirwan says there are lots of advisers who have approached him, since his speech at Money Marketing Live last month, complaining about providers that have left […]


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