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IFA hails first-class Paris trip

Belvins Frank Financial Managers director Duncan Campbell scooped the top

prize of a luxury break in Paris after winning the Threadneedle Investment

Paint the Town Rouge competition in Money Marketing.

The prize was first-class travel on Eurostar to Paris, an overnight stay

in the plush Hotel Plaza Athenee and a meal for two in the top Lucas Carton


Campbell says: “My wife and I had a great trip on Eurostar and I was

amazed at its speed, especially when it was announced it was travelling at


Campbell joined the London City office of international IFA Blevins Franks

two years ago.

He is a director of its UK IFA business which tar-gets mainly

high-net-worth individuals.


BROKER Talkback

Should critical-illness cover and permanent health insurance be regulated? “Yes, because it is potentially too complex an area not to be.” Richard Mumford,M&M Financial Services “Yes. They should be regulated because of the complexity of products,particularly critical illness.” Tony Levinson,Anthony Levinson & Partners “Yes, because there is general confusion about how these policies operate.Some are […]

SEI funds focus on low-risk investors

Scottish Equitable International is targeting low-risk investors with afund investing in the UK corporate bond market and a Government bond fund. The corporate bond fund will focus on investment-grade bonds issued bycompanies with Standard & Poor&#39s credit ratings of between BBB and AAA. The funds will be run from Luxemburg, with SEI sister company Aegon […]

Marsden fixes for three years

Marsden Building Society has brought in the three-year fixed rate mortgage.Aimed at first time buyers and people looking to remortgage their homes, the mortgage has a fixed rate of 5.45 per cent for loans of up to 80 per cent of valuation for the first three years of the mortgage.The mortgage has an arrangement fee […]

Prudential&#39s flexible annuity

Quinton adds: “The complexity of the product can be expected with the added flexibility and transparency the product brings. Ultimately, this makes the cost of sales for the IFA higher, while at the same time making it more imperative for retirees to get good independent financial advice.”Finally Harford says: “My initial reaction to the marketing […]


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