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Halifax one million Isa boast

Halifax says it is the first financial services provider to attract one million cash ISA customers.

The latest Inland Revenue statistics show that Halifax has taken a market leading 30 per cent share of the “mini” cash ISA market.

The take up of Halifax&#39s cash ISAs by younger savers in the 18 to 34 age group is 15 per cent, nearly four times the take up rate for TESSAs by this age group.

Some 59 per cent of Halifax ISA Saver accounts have been opened by women, 41 per cent by men.


Opra takes on web quizzing

Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority, is to run its second web-based question time session on April 11. Participants can quiz chairman John Hayes, chief executive Caroline Instance and board member Harriet Maunsell on impending changes to the regulator&#39s powers. From April 3, most cases where an employer fails to pay employees&#39 contributions into an occupational pension […]

Goodfellow Group – Securityfirst (inserted 27/03/00)

Type: Accident sickness and unemployment cover.Maximum benefit: £1,500 per month.Benefit payment term: 12 months.Deferred period: Choice of 30 or 60 days.Premium: 30 day deferred – £4.25 for £100 cover, 60 day deferred – £3.75 for £100 cover.Commission: 10% of monthly premium.Tel: 01376 347369.

£8bn UK policy loose-out

The Unclaimed Assets Register, set up last year to find lost money, says there is up to £8bn unclaimed in various accounts and policies across Britain.Many people move home without telling former employers holding pension funds for them or life offices in which they hold shares. Untapped pension funds account for £2 billion of the […]

B&B bungle throws parents into turmoil

A letter sent in error by Bradford & Bingley has thrown thousands of parents into confusion over windfalls for their children. For the past few months B & B has implied that its 200 000 young savers will receive windfall shares when it is floated on the stock market later this year. But a letter […]

Welcome to The Brunner Investment Trust PLC

Welcome to the latest update for The Brunner Investment Trust PLC from the trust’s portfolio manager Lucy Macdonald. Market Review Global equities ratcheted higher throughout February, buoyed by optimism about global growth and corporate earnings. All regions advanced, although Japan tended to lag many other markets. In sector terms, healthcare, information technology, consumer staples and […]


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