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HSBC Enterprise Fund reaches milestone

HSBC&#39s UK Enterprise Fund has invested in its 200th small business and is half way to achieving its eventual goal of 400 smaller businesses.

The milestone was reached as the bank put £250,000 into MMI, a technology management company based in Cambridge.

HSBC head of innovation and growth unit David Gill says: “I anticipate spending my time developing our technology portfolio. Of course our commitment to helping small businesses of all kinds will continue.”

Over its eight year existence, the fund has provided an average investment of £140,000 to a wide variety of small firms.


IFA group makes strategic appointment

IFA Yorkshire Investment Group has appointed Phillip Howden as a consultant in an attempt to strengthen its new client development plans.The firm views Howden as a key appointment to their Corporate Services division. Corporate services director Andrew Hogg sees him as being invaluable in the run up to stakeholder pensions next year.Howden has 15 years […]

Banks could move in to snap up floating Friends

Friends Provident&#39s flotation could see a dogfight between British banksfor control of the company.The mutual is not thought to be robust enough to stand alone in acompetitive sector and would immediately become a possible takeover targetfor banks wanting to enter or expand their bancassurance operations.But analysts say UK bancassurance attempts have failed and they shouldleave […]

Gain a net advantage

With the number of people in Europe using the internet predicted to growfrom 10 million in 1995 to 327 million in 2003, according to research groupInternational Data Corporation, and with 11 million computers bought in thelast quarter of 1999 alone, there is no doubt we are moving towardsinternet access for all. At least, for those […]

Baggies get a bonus ball worth 150,000

Baggies fan Lynn Marshall is pictured with West Bromwich Albion hotshotstriker Bob Taylor showing off the bonus figure paid by West BromwichAlbion Building Society through the fans&#39 special savings account which hasnetted the side 150,000.The cash injection comes from the society&#39s Albion Premier Saver accountand it takes the total up to 620,000.The club says the […]

Life cover for life

When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that waybecause before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more or less exactly what they were. For advisers thinking […]


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