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Inter-Alliance issue brings in £3m

Ambitious new IFA Inter-Alliance has raised more than £3m prior to seeking a listing on the Alternative Investment Market. The issue is well in excess of its minimum target of £2.2m and includes support from institutions, private investors, directors and staff. The company has 11 offices and 80 registered individuals.

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Dawn Johnson&#39s earliest memory is her first day at school. She remembers sitting at a table of four, with a small boy next to her crying his eyes out while she looked round, thinking, what&#39s wrong with him, what a wimp. Not that she is anxious to take a stance on girl power. Although she […]

NAPF highlights pension erosion

The National Association of Pension Funds has attacked the Government for “drilling holes” into the returns from occupational pension schemes. The attack comes as the NAPF published its annual survey of company pension schemes last week. The survey shows that the Pensions Act 1995 and the decision in the last Budget to axe tax credits […]

Govt snub over moves to deter carpetbaggers

Building societies were dealt a blow last week after the Government refused to implement all their proposals to deter carpetbaggers. Treasury economic secretary Helen Liddell, speaking at the Building Societies Association annual dinner in London, said she was wary of the BSA proposals because they would restrict accountability. Several building societies were particularly disappointed that […]

Meals on wheels pay off for Wesleyan

Wesleyan Financial Services is using the meals-on-wheels service, doctors&#39 surgeries and the Post Office to track down victims of personal pension misselling. The steps will enable the company to review almost all its 1,700 cases by its deadline of December 31. Wesleyan paid out almost £10.5m in compensation by the end of November, an average […]

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