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Have a heart

More Than PR manager Alison McCulloch and a friend recently raised 1,400 for the British Heart Foundation by hosting a charity curry night over in London’s heart of Eastern cuisine, Brick Lane. But it’s not all fun and Madras.

The girls are also training their socks off for the New York Marathon, taking place on November 6. Anyone wanting to help the girls towards their target of 2,500 each for the British Heart Foundation, should visit: alisonmcculloch/


Borrowers in running for 2012 Olympic cash bonus

British success in the 2012 London Olympics could bring a cash bonus for mortgage borrowers. Chase de Vere Mortgage Management’s Olympic Bonus mortgage will pay cash of 0.45 per cent of the initial loan amount if the British team win more than 16 gold medals. If the team win more than 20 gold medals, the […]

Informed Choice in first financial advice podcast

Informed Choice claims it is the first IFA to offer a weekly internet broadcast on personal finance topics for its clients. The IFA made its first 10-minute podcast on September 8. It is planning to include visual presentations in the future. Podcasting is a way of making audio and video broad- casts via the internet. […]

Charter marks a major milestone

The IFA sector has been placed on a par with accountants and lawyers with chartered status granted by the Privy Council, says the Chartered Insurance Institute. The CII is hailing the news that it can now award the title of Chartered Financial Planner as possibly the industry’s most significant milestone ever. It says the new […]

Ascentric wraps up funding

Keydata is offering the second tranche of its secure income bond with 7.5 per cent annual income for five years by investing in life policies. The bond offers income without stockmarket exposure and features a full capital return. It is a closed-ended product using traded life policies as an asset class with a five-year term. […]

State of the markets: global growth

In conversation with journalist Alexis Xydias, Artemis Global Growth Fund manager Peter Saacke discusses the state of global markets and how he is positioning his fund. Peter gives his views on the growth potential of US, Europe and emerging markets, each of which is on a different stage of the road to recovery. And with a […]


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