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Intelligent life

This week&#39s No S*!@ Sherlock award goes to Intelligent Finance.

The company “released figures” showing that, all things being equal

such as £6,219 in savings in an offset mortgage account, people

in Scotland, where the average house price is £71,799, will pay

off their mortgages on average 39 months early compared with people

in Greater London paying an average £214,296, who finish 15

months earlier.

IF chief executive Gren-ville Turner tells us: “These new figures

throw an interesting crosslight on the housing market.”



You might imagine that as the Perfect Storm of Q1 2003 continues to rip through the investment industry with devastating force, few players would put on their waterproofs and go out into the sodden landscape with Isa consumer campaigns.You would be right up to a point. Quite a few players are conspicuous by their absence. […]

Independent view

Transfers. Opt-outs. Non-joiners. Three simple words that have causedimmeasurable pain for so many advisers and clients alike – and thepain is still present for all to see.Industry commentators exclaim left, right and centre about theinjustices of the new review culture after the “father of reviews”but nothing ever sticks. Nothing is ever followed through and none […]

£750k fine for BoS fund admin failure

Bank of Scotland has been hit with a fine of £750,000 by the FSAfor failures in administering its Pep and Isa funds between November1999 and August 2001.According to the FSA, BoS put 30,000 Pep and Isa fund customers atrisk of losing money and increased its own exposure to potentialfraud.The regulator says the bank&#39s systems used […]

&#39FSA failed to protect consumers&#39

The FSA is criticised by the select committee for failing to protectconsumers.The committee&#39s report says if investment trusts had been regulated,it would have been easier for the FSA to identify potential problems.It says if the FSA&#39s investigations into the crisis are is hamperedbecause investment trusts are not regulated, then the Treasury shouldlook into the matter.The […]


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