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iii brand to be ditched by AMP

AMP is to ditch the Interactive Investor International name to integrate it with its own fund supermarket Ample.

AMP bought iii in August this year and will integrate the personal finance website in to its own online investment service Ample by the first quarter 2002.

The integrated Ample site will combine the best elements from both services, offering a comprehensive fund supermarket, equity and fund information and editorial content.

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