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Framlington discount deal on lump sums

Framlington is offering a 2 per cent discount on all lump-sum investments into its health and biotech funds. The funds, which have risen by 35.1 per cent and 39.1 per cent respectively over the past six months, both have initial charges of 3.5 per cent until September 30 instead of the normal 5.5 per cent. Commission is 3 per cent.The deal applies to Isa and Pep transfers and unit trust investments.


Whips and Spurs

Everybody in the advertising and marketing industry knows that brand loyalty is all about giving the customer value for money, delivery of promises, a high standard of service and convenience. Sadly for advertising mogul Lucian Camp, these are qualities that his favourite brand lacks. The CCHM chairman is, of course, talking about his love for […]

Challenge would benefit loan sector

A market in which one player establishes what seems like an unassailable lead may not be healthy and some intermediaries are concerned this is happening in mainstream mortgages. One of the UK&#39s best-established mortgage brokers Savills and lively recent arrival Hamptons hope that Abbey National&#39s chief executive Luqman Arnold can back up his “back to […]

Double trouble

A new UK/US double-taxation treaty came into force on March 31, replacing the previous 1975 treaty. The new treaty is long and complex and space prevents any detailed analysis so I am confining the contents of this article to the possible impact that the treaty might have on pension arrangements. In the past, one of […]

Confidence underpins property

Consumer confidence in the housing market remains high, with £141.7bn worth of property set to change hands by December, according to research by Sainsbury&#39s Bank. The research reveals that just 2 per cent of people are concerned that property prices could fall. There has been no change in the number of homeowners planning to move […]


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