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Friends Ivory & Sime announces new executive team

Royal & Sun Alliance Investments has secured two of the top spots in executive management team following its acquisition by Friends Ivory & Sime

Howard Carter is to stay as chief executive of FIS. RSA managing director of investment management Robert Talbut becomes chief investment officer of the enlarged group and RSA managing director, retail Nick Criticos is becoming managing director of retail funds.

FIS managing director, retail and institutional business Peter Arthur will become managing director of institutional funds and investment trusts. Ken Back will continue as chief operating officer, and FIS company secretary Ian Paterson Brown will become finance director.


Northern Rock offers unsecured loans on top of mortgages

Northern Rock has announced changes to its flexible fixed and flexible capped mortgage ranges by adding the option of an additional unsecured loan of up to £10,000.When borrowers apply for a fixed or capped loan, they can also apply for an unsecured cash reserve from £1,000 to £10,000. Consumers will only pay interest on the […]

Julian Gibbs

I rarely recommend an enterprise investment scheme as they are usually aimed at investors who want to gamble. However, an exception is Tomahawk Pubs plc, which will be an asset-backed, dividend-paying EIS. Tomahawk intends to purchase, operate and develop a portfolio of strategically located pubs within the M25.The pubs will appeal to local residents and […]

Martin Clarke

Despite Co-operative Insurance Society general marketing manager Martin Clarke claiming he could just as easily be doing the marketing for a different company, you get the feeling that beneath the surface lies a strong commitment to the Co-op&#39s ethical stance.He says the reasons for getting a job with CIS needs a 25-year-old answer. After graduated […]

Free annuity exchange to offer real-time rates

IFAs are to get access to a free annuity exchange providing real-time guaranteed rates from the whole industry and allowing open market annuities to be bought online.The industrywide online exchange will provide IFAs with guaranteed quotations for conventional annuities, enhanced annuities for those who require individual underwriting as well as withprofits and investment-linked annuities.The top […]

A DGT with 100% access and 100% discount?

Clare Moffat, Technical Manager, looks at the benefits of pensions from an IHT perspective. 100% access and 100% discount – what type of wrapper could this be? A pension! Post flexibility there is 100% access (for those over 55) and normally pensions are inheritance tax (IHT) free. With flexibility the options available on death mean […]


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