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GE Life launches balanced income and growth plan

GE Life is launching a balanced income and growth plan which offers fixed annual gross income of 8 per cent for five years.

It also offers the flexibility for investors to either take monthly or annual income with the option of investing for growth. Return on capital is linked to the performance of the Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 Index and commission on the product is 3 per cent.


Personal numbers

Starting life as a husband and wife partnership run from home, IFA network Berkeley Wodehouse has in 10 years grown to become BWA Holdings plc with a turnover of £10m a year and a target of an Aim listing by the end of next year.Set up in 1992 by Val and Michael Gaze, the network […]

Charcol founder to buy retiring IFA firms

IFA John Charcol founder member Colin Studd is understood to be setting up a new company with the aim of buying the businesses of IFAs approaching retirement.Consifa will offer to buy small IFAs who are approaching retirement by offering an up-front payment, retention of all returns for three years by the adviser and a shareholding […]

Moore&#39s code

“Do you think this is it?” a colleague asked despairingly as we picked up copies of Ronnie Baird&#39s fascinating report into the FSA&#39s handling – or should that be mishandling – of the Equitable Life mess. I had to reply in the negative.After reading the report, however, my interest was tweaked anew. Sir Howard Davies […]

Biggest Irish loan broker is building in UK with IFA buys

Ireland&#39s biggest mortgage broker IFG is quietly emerging as a major player in the UK market, buying up small IFAs and adding them to its national UK IFA arm – IFG Life & Pensions.Its most recent acquisition is London-based IFA Saunderson House for £7m. The deal saw Saun-derson House chairman David Saunderson bro-ught in as […]


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