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IFA offers 3 year no charge stakeholder

IFA the Independent Stakeholder Company is offering the Scottish Mutual and Scottish Equitable stakeholder scheme to employers with no charges for the first three years.

The firm set-up in January specifically to address the introduction of stakeholder is urging employers not to take what is offered by an individual provider and consider independent advice on alternatives available.

Tisco pensions director David Hickman says: “We are in negotiations with other providers about the three year no charges offer. This underlines our commitment to the new stakeholder pension era and confirms that we are a serious player in this new market.”


Watchdog says go to an IFA for free review

The Financial Ombudsman Service has taken the unusual step of recommending a complainant to seek a commission-based IFA to review their case despite knowing the adviser is unlikely to be paid.The move comes as commission is under scrutiny from the Treasury and regulator.The case involves a mortgage endowment policyholder who disagreed with compensation offered by […]

Self-cert is the key for Exclusive Connections

Self-certification borrowers are being targeted by Exclusive Connections with the introduction of the self-cert discounted mortgage.The self-certification market is made up of borrowers who are self-employed and who would otherwise have difficulty is getting a mortgage because they have trouble in proving how much they earn.IFAs targeting the self-employed market will find that there has […]

BB&N hooks up to Synaptic

Berry Birch & Noble is making Synaptic its preferred technology partner, with all advisers to have access to its Product Research Professional software.BB&N will also be adopting Synaptic&#39s website building service as well as its Fund Analyst research tool.BB&N sales director Colin Cameron says: “The technology provided by Synaptic will dramatically reduce the time our […]

NAPF cool on IPPR report

The NAPF says it has reservations about arguments in the Institute of Public Policy Research report A new contract for retirement about the links between the provision of income in retirement and the provision of long term care. NAPF director general David Cranston says: “It is difficult to see how, when so many people are […]


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