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Do they know it’s A-Day?

Here is a seasonal song to the tune of Do They Know Its Christmas?

Its A-Day soon
Theres no need for advisers
to be afraid
For A-Day
Pensions marketing will let
in light and banish shade
And in the advisers world
of plenty
We can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around
Adair Turner
Cause A-Days soon

But say a prayer (say a prayer)
Pray for the slower ones
Ignoring A-Day is easy
When youre having fund (having fun)
Theres a pension contribution outside your window
Theres annuities of dread
and fear
When theres no commission flowing
Its a bitter sting of tears
And the A-Day clock
is ticking
It brings the clanging
chimes of doom
Well tonight thank God
its them instead of you

And there wont be any free time in marketing debts this Christmas time
The greatest gift theyll
get this year is ASP
Where nothing ever sticks
No rain nor rivers flow
Do they know its A-Day time at all?

Darren McLauchlan



Suffolk Life launches A-Day website

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We must resist referral move

I refer to the article headlined, IFAs lose accountants referral deal (Money Marketing last week).The suggestion that the Law Society may follow the example of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and allow lawyers to make referrals to multi-ties should be resisted very firmly by our profession.There is only one channel for […]

FSA fines HSBC 100,000 for transaction reporting breaches

The FSA fines HSBC 100,000 for transaction reporting breaches for failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of transaction reports.The FSA had made a request for trading information from HSBC Stockbroker Services relating to the period December 2002 until August 2005. The FSA found that transaction reports made through HSS had been inaccurately […]

Bright Grey extranet business gets uplift

Bright Grey is setting up an extranet service with The Exchange in January. Users will get a10 per cent uplift on Lautro rates for applications.


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