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F&C shutting Aim fund

F&C is closing its Aim growth fund on October 30 due to low demand. The £7m fund is run by Catherine Stanley and was launched in September 2001.


Brogue trading

The Positive Solutions directors have a bit of a North-South divide going on, it seems. Executive chairman David Harrison recently had a pop at fellow director Mike Edwards for “being southern and a bit posh”. He explained how on a visit to Newcastle, Edwards was staying at “one of the nicer hotels in the area” […]

Heritable adds new mortgage rates

Heritable Bank has launched a range of mortgage with lower interest rates available up to 80 per cent LTV. The new rates have been put in place across the bank’s whole range, enabling those taking out buy-to-let mortgages the opportunity to increase the amount they can borrow for the same rental income. Heritable Bank senior […]

Focus points

How advisers can use customer-focused marketing techniques to strengthen client relationships

BSA’s amazing attack on the Woolwich

Woolwich has been slammed for poor service and labelled as a declining brand in an astonishing outburst from the normally reticent Building Societies Association. The BSA says Woolwich, which demutualised in 1997, has been outshone by smaller building societies as it has not demonstrated suitable “management, promotion, care and understanding”. But the Barclays-owned lender, which […]


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