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Colonial and Century 21 UK to team up

Colonial and estate agency network Century 21 UK have teamed up to launch a financial services franchise alliance.

Century 21 Financial Services aims to provide its customers with a one stop shop for mortgages and financial planning.

There are currently 30 Century 21 UK franchises in the South of England while there are plans to increase these numbers over the next two years.

Century 21 UK director Peter Wilson says: &#34This franchise agreement with Colonial is a natural fit as we are both international groups with expanding franchise networks in the UK.

&#34For most people buying a house is their biggest financial commitment they will make in their lifetime. By forming an alliance with Colonial, Century 21 will be able to provide customers with expert financial advice and planning at this crucial time.&#34


Accountant slams Stakeholder proposals

Chartered accountants Horwath Clark Whitehill has slammed the Government&#39s stakeholder proposals claiming they are a &#34covert attack&#34 on the self employed.It says by scrapping the &#34carry forward&#34 rules, the Government is penalising self employed and professional workers. This is because many of these individuals face fluctuating incomes, so they use these rules to make up […]

NU realigns marketing teams to suit big IFAs

Norwich Union has restructured its life and pension marketing teams tobring them in line with IFA needs.Each team will be responsible for a group of products which have beenrearranged to be compatible with the customer groupings of big IFAs.The new groups are pensions, investment, life and retirement, whichincludes long-term care and annuities.The product marketing teams […]

EU proposes forum for money laundering

The European Union commissioner for justice and home affairs wants a forum on financial regulations reports the Financial Times.The former Portuguese defence minister Antonio Vitorino says the forum would aid the fight against organised crime by allowing police to share information on money laundering.The report says Vitorino will raise the issue of hi-tech money laundering […]

IFAs slam L&G over credit scored policy loans

By Adrian CammidgeIFAs have slammed Legal & General over its &#34bizarre&#34 decision to credit score loans made against with-profit endowment policies.The move follows the life office&#39s transferral of the running of policy loans to its banking subsidiary.Policy loans enable policyholders to borrow a percentage of a plan&#39s surrender value. Loans are guaranteed as they are […]


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