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Cofunds passes the £5bn mark

Cofunds has passed the £5bn mark in assets under administration, representing a 40 per cent increase in assets in the first eight months of the year. Cofunds started the year with £3.5bn and its life and pension tie-up with Legal & General is set to go live towards the end of the year.

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Barclays has selected Assur-eweb as the portal to be used by its 800 financial planning advisers who previously used The Exchange. It is the second-biggest deal from the portal since it was bought by five providers in July. It says a number of deals are also in the pipeline. Assureweb will provide a comparative quotation […]

Leeds loses the Holbeck

Leeds & Holbeck Building Soc- iety is changing to its new name as Leeds Building Soc- iety this week. Chief executive Ian Ward is overseeing the new brand and there are plans for expansion. An advertising campaign is starting this week. Ward emphasises that Leeds will remain an independent building society. Its half-yearly results are […]

Bonds going bust? Not so fast….

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