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FSA wants IFA input for on-line forum

The FSA is inviting suggestions from IFAs for its online forum for advisers.

The objective of the site at is to put together an up-to-date library for IFAs online.

Life companies, investment house, building societies, banks and other suppliers will be able to display information and data quickly and cost effectively for easy access by IFAs.

The website which is still under construction will give a comprehensive directory of supplier companies, a section accessible by IFAs alone, and IFA tools such as calculators and tax tables.

An information noticeboard, urgent news items updates, special offers from other trades like computers and IT and links to other websites are also planned.


National IFA announces bumper year

National IFA Towry Law made a £3.1m profit in 1999 the highest since it floated in November 1993.The national IFA&#39s preliminary results for the year ending 31 December 1999 also show a 54% increase in turnover to £34.1m in 1999 from in £22.1m 1998.The firm says it took advantage of the fragmentation of the IFA […]

Abolition of ACT gives “its” a boost

Deutsche Bank says that the abolition of Advance Corporation Tax and the on going &#39its&#39 campaign have provided an opportunity for investors. It forecasts benefits from deregulation of European stock markets and greater harmonisation of tax in the EU.On-line internet dealing will revolutionise the sector for private investors and retail investors will own 55 per […]

New warning on hi-tec stocks

The Research Department (TRD) is warning that hi-tech high performance funds could be leading a dangerous investment trend.The watchdog which monitors all UK unit trust and OEIC funds, ISAs and life, pensions and investment trusts funds says that the bubble may be about to burst,They are concerned the FTSE 100 and index tracking funds are […]

Winterthur monitors Jupiter fund performance

Winterthur Life has found that all of the funds within its Elite Managed funds still meet the performance criteria set when it lanched in November.The committee is keeping a close eye on the Jupiter fund, which despite its poor results recently has an excellent long term track record.Winterthur Life marketing manager Sandra Fulton says: “As […]


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