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Deloitte to merge with Bacon & Woodrow

Accounting and consulting firm Deloitte & Touche has announced its plan to merge the actuarial and insurance consulting practices of Bacon & Woodrow and Deloitte & Touche.

Deloitte says the merger will strengthen its financial sector business as B&W is one of the UK&#39s leading actuarial and insurance consultancies, with an excellent client base both in the UK and continental Europe.

The merged practice will be known as B&W Deloitte and will initially operate from a network of offices in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne and Zurich.

The practice will be led by B&W partner Allan Kaufman.


Pension office unhappy at oversight on transfer regs

Scottish Mutual says it is an oversight that DSS rebates cannot be used as a potential source of rebates for IPAs. Scot Mut says it is surprised at the omission in view of the Government’s intention to make the IPA available from April 2001.

Trade bodies link up to design training toolkit

Financial services trade bodies are teaming up to design a toolkit to help IFA businesses meet the FSA&#39s training and competence regulations.The project is being co-ordinated by the Insurance & Related Financial Services National Training Organisation, which is working on behalf of a consortium of organisations including Autif, Aifa, Sofa, IFP, LIA, Sifa and the […]

Credit that&#39s just one minute away

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WAP&#39s it all about, IFA?

Last year, dotcom companies suddenly impacted on the public consciousness through a bombardment of advertising. Now almost every advert displays a web address.We know the technological revolution is accelerating in our industry too. It is impossible to ignore the array of on-line services now offered to IFAs. The public have a wide choice of financial […]

Powerful estate planning tools ignored or forgotten by wealthy Brits

Canada Life IHT Survey 2016 Only a quarter of wealthy Brits have sought professional estate planning advice to ensure their families don’t pay more tax than required More than a quarter don’t even have a will and just one in five have gifted money Many say they do not need these tools but families would […]


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