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EU threat to IFAs&#39 websites

The EU Directive on E-commerce which became law in the UK on October 23 could lead to brokers&#39 and IFAs&#39 websites being switched off by the Office of Fair Trading if they do not conform to new rules warns general insurance network Ceta.

The network says the Directive requires all sites selling goods or services online to include full contact details up-front on the main page, links to relevant trade bodies and clear pricing information.


Norwich Union – Prosper Bond Issue 4

Friday, 8 November 2002 Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £3,500-no maximum Term: 5 years Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of movements in index Return: Up to 62.5% growth Closing date: December 27, 2002 Commission: Initial 3.5% Tel: 0845 9444800

Soaring PI cover is putting IFAs in critical condition

You many be interested in my professional indemnity story.I have been trading as an IFA in Maidstone since 1976. We provide a bespoke service to our clients, most of whom are local but, over time, our clientele have extended to all parts of the UK and abroad. We mainly specialise in investment and pension planning […]

Prudential – Prudential Growth & Income Plan

Wednesday, 6 November 2002 Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Income or growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 indexMinimum-maximum investment: £7,000-£1m Term: 5 years Guarantee: Original capital returned in full at end of term provided the index does not fall by more than 40% Return: 8% gross a year income, 0.62% gross income […]

Drawing lessons from exams

Who is testing the testers?I am not a lover of exams.I think they are great for people with short-term memories but not so good for the others.I have to accept that some form of testing is required but who regulates the people who write the questions, etc?We all know, for example, that the Cemap paper […]

US equities: opportunities for short sellers expand

Optimism is as American as baseball and apple pie. And since the financial crisis, being optimistic about US equities has paid off: they have outperformed every other major developed market by a comfortable margin. Yet while there remain plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about US equities, Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US […]


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