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IFP gets record nominations for board

The Institute of Financial Planning has received a record number of nominations for the board this year.

High profile advisers include compliance expert Phil Billingham, Hargreaves Lansdown’s Danny Cox who has led the firm’s move into financial planning, Peter Buckle of Buckle Green and Partners, Steve Caps of Ramsay Brown Financial Services and Alan Dick of Forty Two Financial Planning.

There are two advisers from Grant Thornton, Donald Fraser and Neil Messenger, Chris Wicks from the Alexander Beard Group and Stephen Willis from Piercefield Asset Management.

The votes must be cast by the 29th September with each member allowed to back a maximum of two names and the results announced at the AGM in Manchester on 2nd October.


Regular guise

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Chancellor to chair private meeting with BoE and FSA over Northern Rock

The Chancellor is chairing a meeting of representatives today from the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority to assess the current situation at Northern Rock. Bank of England Governor Mervyn King and an FSA representative will meet with Alastair Darling in a private meeting about the bank.A Treasury spokesperson says: “I can confirm […]


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