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IFA support services firm offers chance to become partner

A new support services company providing the full range of assistance to IFA firms launched this week.

IN Partnership is different from traditional networks in that it offers IFAs the opportunity to invest in the company who then stand to gain if the venture succeeds.

Through subsidiary companies it will provide compliance and training services, training modules and IT development and other services to authorised firms.

It plans to target IFA firms that are disillusioned with their present situation, and those who wish to make an investment in their own support organisation.


Bank of England vote to maintain base rate

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted to maintain the Bank’s current base rate at 6.0 percent for the eighth consecutive month. The last change was on February 10, when it increased by 0.25 percent to its present level. The minutes of the meeting are to be published at 9.30am on Wednesday 18 […]

&#39Future lies in hybrid products&#39

Hybrid financial products are the way of the future, claims a report by IT specialist IBM Financial Services.IBM claims the future will see products such as pensions and health insurance, mortgages and personal loans and investments and retirement planning combined to offer cust-omers greater choice and flexibility.IBM says the UK fin-ancial services industry must move […]

Aberdeen Asset Managers – The American Monthly Income Trust

Thursday, 12th October 2000.Type: Jersey based split capital closed end fund.Aim: Income and growth.Minimum investment: Monthly £50, lump sum £1,000.Place of registration: Jersey.Investment split: Ordinary income shares 45 per cent, bank debt 42.5 per cent, zeros 7.5 per cent, annuity income shares 5 per cent.Charges: Initial up to 2 per cent, annual 1.2 per cent.Commission: […]

PIA board fights in IFAs&#39 corner with vote for polarisation

While its parent regulator, the FSA, dithers and delays its decision on polarisation, IFAs have found an unexpected ally in the PIA board. Following an invitation from the FSA to comment on the misguided London Economics report, the PIA board has given a full and clear endorsement of polarisation.How refreshing that someone over at Docklands […]


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