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Ifap slams stakeholder multi-ties

IFA Promotion says the introduction of &#39multitied&#39 advice for stakeholder pensions will make it harder for people to identify truly independent advice.

In his reaction to stakeholder, the first financial product to be &#39depolarised&#39, Ifap chief executive David Elms says there will be greater potential for consumer confusion than ever as changing the transparent system of polarisation will lead to blurring of the borders.

Ifap has kicked-off a campaign to alert people to the proposed changes to financial advice at


Sun Life Financial of Canada staff start IFA firm

A team of 12 former direct salespeople from Sun Life Financial of Canada have set up a new IFA firm and joined the Berkeley Independent IFA network. Sterling Independent Financial Services has been established in Albrighton, near Wolverhampton, by SLFOC&#39s former business centre manager for the North Midlands Stephen Oliver and Wolverhampton location manager Mark […]

Bolton quits Future

Future Mortgages head of marketing Michael Bolton has quit the sub-prime lender, with industry sources suggesting he is bound for Birmingham Midshires as its new head of lending. Bolton, who is regarded as one of the leading commentators on the specialist mortgage market, had been with the lender for three years. Halifax is understood to […]

Ilag demands body to co-ordinate UK pension policy

The Government should establish an independent body similar to the monetary policy committee to ensure continuity in pension policy, according to the Investment & Life Assurance Group. The trade body says there is a clear need for an apolitical committee to act as guardian of retirement provision, in the face of changing Governments and even […]

Julian Gibbs

The long-term track record of technology stocks has been stunning. Over the past 10 years, the Nasdaq has grown by over 700 per cent although it is now nearly 70 per cent off its high and could well fall further. However, over the medium to long term, technology shares are the ones to invest in […]


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