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Gerrard points the way

Gerrard is again sponsoring a point-to-point championship with a prize of £10,000. This is the sixth year that the wealth management firm has sponsored the ladies&#39 open event.

The championship consists of a series of qualifying races held all around the UK, culminating in a final on May 22. The first race was on January 4 in Cambridgeshire and the last qualifier will be on May 10 at the Pepperharrow course, Guildford.

Chief executive Stephen Clark says: “Point-to-point meetings offer tremendous entertainment in an informal setting. We are very pleased that this has become a regular event in the local sporting calendar.”


Mortgage Expo &#39four times bigger than 2002&#39

Mortgage Business Expo, one of the UK&#39s biggest gatherings of mortgage intermediaries, says this year&#39s event will be four times bigger than in 2002.The show, which is being supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association, is moving from Olympia to Earls Court to accommodate 150 exhibitors and four times […]


Birth of a notion

This year’ Budget held almost nothing of interest and was instead focused mainly on explaining why Britain is better placed than its international partners to face the hard times ahead. The one substantive announcement was of the definite implementation of the child trust fund.This was first announced immediately prior to the 2001 general election. It […]

Julian Gibbs

Scottish Life International&#39s protected bonus plans have certainly proved their worth. A friend of mine invested £50,000 in the original six-year plan, which matured late last year with a profit of 69 per cent.Its current protected deposit bonus fund, with 100 per cent capital protection, is showing a return of 31 per cent over the […]

Capital adequacy &#39will be a bigger issue than PI&#39 for mortgage advisers

Capital adequacy is likely to be the biggest single issue facing mortgage firms when regulation kicks in next October, says Mark Mountney, vice-chairman of the newly formed Association of Mortgage Intermediaries.Under the proposed regulations, mortgage firms must have professional indemnity insurance and meet stringent capital-adequacy requirements.The cost of PI cover has long been viewed as […]

The Day of (B)reckoning

A period of exceptional uncertainty started last Friday for the UK, including a fierce leadership battle in a deeply divided Conservative party, the timing of the trigger of the EU’s Article 50, as well as a potential referendum in Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Click here to read the full article


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