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Housing boom set to continue in the South

The housing boom in the South of England is set to continue for the foreseeable future according a report from Portman Building Society.

The society&#39s Residential Property Review – Second Quarter 1999 says the market is booming because of a combination of factors, including low interest rates, increased demand and a shortage of available properties.

senior staff valuer Richard Atkinson says: &#34This very buoyant market is likely to continue for the forseeable future.

&#34There has been talk of a housing market collapse in some northern cities and this may lead to an even greater north-south divide, putting further pressure on the housing market in the south-east.


Scottish Life announces half yearly results

Scottish life has recorded a35 per cent jump in new premiums for the first six months of the year.This represents an increase in equivalent annual premiums of nearly £20m on the same period of last year. New EAPs for the half year now stand at £75m up from £55.5m in 1998.Total annual and single premiums […]

BWD Rensburg launches UK unit trust

BWD Rensburg Unit Trust Managers are launching a unit trust specialising in middle sized UK companies.The BWD UK Mid-Cap Growth Unit Trust will invest in stocks of companies listed on the FTSE 250 index. These typically have market capitalisations of around £200m to £3bn.The investment selection process will concentrate on long term investment themes of […]

Dresdner to change investment objective on privatisation trust

Dresdner RCM Global Investors&#39 European Privatisation Trust is converting into an index tracker.The new fund to be called the Dresdner RCM European Index Trust will track the FTSE Eurotop 300 ex UK Index.The changes still have to receive unit holder approval.But if accepted the trust will have no initial charges and an annual management charge […]

Genetics forum to hold public seminar

The UK forum for genetics and insurance is to hold its first public seminar at The Royal Society in London on 26 July.The Government&#39s chief scientific adviser Sir Robert May, Chairman of the British Society for Human Genetics Professor Andrew Reid and Government Actuary Chris Daykin will address the meeting.


Case study: administration — managing group life schemes

Our client leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media. The trustees of the company’s final salary pension scheme insure death-in-service lump sum and dependants’ pension death benefits for active employees, as well as dependants’ pension benefits for deferred members (those who have left service).


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