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Gray sets goal for fans to play at Highbury

Sky Sports presenter and ex-professional footballer Andy Gray is urging financial firms to enter a team in a five-a-side football tournament to raise money for a children&#39s charity.

The competition, Going for Goals, takes place on October 28 at Arsenal&#39s Highbury stadium and will help raise funds for The Children&#39s Society, a charity which helps vulnerable children and young people across the UK.

The charity, which has been running the tournament for the past four years, provides support to children at risk of being expelled from school, the homeless, those in deprived communities and in prison.

To enter the competition, teams must raise at least £250 in sponsorship and each player must contribute a registration fee of £25. The winners of the tournament take home the Going for Goals trophy, won last year by accountants WFJ Fairman & Co.

Gray says: “As a sports presenter, I always encourage people to watch sport but I would also like people to participate. The Children&#39s Society&#39s Going for Goals tournament is the perfect way to get fit and help the charity with its vital work.”

Going for Goals event organiser Emily Malone says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for football fans to play at one of the top gro-unds in the country.”


ScotProv cuts rates as protection war looms

Scottish Provident has cut premiums as it prepares to fight off competition from Scottish Life&#39s new protection business. The move comes after several key staff left ScotProv to join its new rival. ScotLife last week confirmed it is launching a standalone protection business, naming an executive team of six people, all former ScotProv employees. They […]

Equitable announces MVA up to 10 per cent

Equitable Life has upped its market value adjuster to 10 per cent from 7.5 per cent, following the market turmoil after the barrage of terrorist attacks on the US.The 10 per cent exit penalty will apply to all non-contractual terminations of policies with immediate effect until further notice.Chief executive Charles Thomson says: “World stock markets […]

Chartwell and AIG bond for life

Independent Financial Adviser Chartwell Direct has teamed up with AIG Life to create the extra income bond.This guaranteed equity bond is linked to the Eurostoxx 50 index and has a five-year term. It allows investors to choose between income at 7.25 net a year, 0.585 per cent net a month or growth at 42 per […]

Momentum posts £1m profit after MBO

Momentum Financial Services made £1.1m profit on a turnover of £15.5m in its first year of trading since its management buyout from Aon Consulting in August 2000. Momentum, which now has 100 RIs in nine UK offices, has targeted companies by offering an independent financial healthcheck as an employee benefit.


Employer iPMI responsibilities could continue to escalate, says Jelf

New laws in Dubai will put the burden of providing international private medical insurance (iPMI) firmly on the shoulders of the employer in order to maintain the country’s leading healthcare facilities. With 10,000 UK nationals having moved to the country since 2007 and only 16.5 per cent of the total 8.2 million people living there being Emiratis, Jelf Employee Benefits believes this move was inevitable and employer responsibilities could continue to escalate in future.


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