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Framlington World Cup challenge

Week nine of the Framlington World Cup Investment Challenge saw a familiar name back at the top of the league as Mark Timmons&#39 Marked Card leapt from fifth place to first with a 4 per cent increase in his total. Steve Hawes&#39 Magic Nose Goblins rose one place to second with a 1.6 per cent rise and Paul Holdsworth moved up to third with an almost identical rise. Last week&#39s leader, John Bramwell, dropped to seventh. Last week&#39s second placed manager, Brian Rooney, dropped to sixth.


Independent view

A feeling of deja vu swept over me recently as I read a newspaper column about someone&#39s experiences of dealing with financial extranet sites. I too have had life-shortening episodes of frustration when trying to transact affairs over one or two life office sites.We all know why companies are moving to electronic transactions so it […]

MoneyGuru branches out

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Long-term protection

While incapacity benefit has been increased for the financial year 2002/03, the new rate for long-term incapacity set at £70.95 per week represents a meagre 17 per cent of the national average weekly wage of £418.This is one of many significant factors influencing attitudes towards state benefits. The Mintel Financial Intelligence report January 2002 shows […]

Rothschild fires off bond fund

Rothschild Asset Management is expanding its offshore retail fund range with the Five Arrows income fund, a Guernsey-based corporate bond fund.The fund will invest mainly in UK corporate bonds, with smaller amounts going into European and emerging European bonds. However, it does have the flexibility to invest further afield. Income will be paid quarterly and […]


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