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IFAP releases loan IFA listing

IFA Promotion is releasing a mortgage IFA media services supplement listing mortgage IFAs who also offer independent investment and protection advice. This is to raise awareness amongst consumers that an independent mortgage adviser may not necessarily be offering independent advice for other financial products.

Marketing director Karen Barrett says: “Latest research shows 78 per cent of borrowers take out one or more insurance or investment products alongside a mortgage.

“As a result we are working hard to enable consumers to find details of local mortgage IFAs who can offer independent financial advice across all products.”


Biotechs boosted by fund repatriation

The US biotechnology sector stands to benefit from the repatriation this year of up to 57bn formerly tied up in Ireland, says a prominent fund manager. Framlington biotech fund manager Gareth Powell says some major pharmaceutical companies have found themselves with a wealth of cash to make acquisitions following a change in US government rules […]

Variety is the spice of bond

The latest issue of Skandia’s protected portfolio investment range provides capital growth linked to an equally weighted portfolio containing the Artemis income, Schroder UK mid-250, New Star UK alpha, Norwich property trust and Invesco Perpetual corporate bond funds over a five-year term. Informed Choice director Martin Bamford says: “This protected portfolio invest-ment differs from the […]

UCB says new Sipp rules will boost BTL

Nationwide subsidiary UCB Home Loans says the new rules allowing residential property to be included within a Sipp will boost the buy- to-let sector by 15 per cent next year. A report from UCB says the additional business could see between 3bn and 5bn spent on rental property for use within a Sipp next year, […]


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