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Double digits

Congratulations to Standard Life PR queen Patricia Corrigan, who gave birth to a lovely baby boy on Friday, August 4.

Eoin (pronounced Owen, for our non-Celt readers) Stephen weighed in at a healthy 8lbs 2ozs. Apparently, he is very cute, “with very long fingers and toes”, according to one admirer.

There was uncertainty among the cynical MM newsdesk as to whether that was actually cute or, in fact, weird. However, the more sensitive among us are certain that the baby is beautiful.


Broker talkback

Will the menu be more useful to your clients after non-advised sales are stripped out of the market-average commission calculations?

Fair warning

The March 2007 deadline has concentrated minds on incorporating the TCF principles in business

A sense of place

Fidelity is to start paying 0.5 per cent renewal commission on its offshore fund range, saying IFAs are increasingly seeing offshore funds as mainstream investments.

Pos Sol forum takes place in September

Positive Solutions National Partner Forum is to take place on 28 September at the Birmingham International Convention Centre.As well as inviting its 1200 adviser partners Pos Sol is offering places to 200 advisers from outside the firm so they can learn more about the company.Pos Sol chief executive Neil Johnson says: This is a strong […]

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(Another) downhill stroll — retirement planning

A report published this morning by the CIPD (CIPD Employee Outlook March 2015) provides yet more interesting data to the changing landscape of retirement planning. It should be remembered that we are in a period of genuine flux here given that the default retirement age was scrapped three years ago, and new pension freedoms come online in April. Both of these alterations will have a huge impact on how employees plan for their retirement.


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