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Inter-Alliance pens deals to allow further growth

National IFA Inter-Alliance has teamed up with online credit card company Marbles and to extend its e-business activities.

Already linked with Freeserve and, the Inter-Alliance-Marbles partnership, launched last week, will give users access to the Inter-Alliance Isa Centre and fund supermarket.

Its coupling with online investors resources site,, will lead to a co-branded website with details of funds available for investors.


Lincoln Financial Group has introduced the global opportunities portfolio

Global opportunities is a unit trust aimed at investors who are looking to broaden their portfolios and who are happy to accept slightly high risk over a long term basis.It invests in four other Lincoln unit trusts, growth, European, Japan and internet tollkeeper, and aims to provide capital growth by investing in both traditional companies […]

Post Office set for sales of pensions and Isas

The Post Office is considering selling stakeholder and Isas as the nextstep in its proposals to create a “universal bank” through its branchnetwork.The PO says the move would be the logical next step for the bank which isbeing created by the Government as a replacement for the withdrawal ofhigh- street banks from rural communities.The bank […]

Northern Rock posts 11 per cent profit gain

Northern Rock has posted an 11.5 per cent jump in post tax profits according to its latest interim results. The results show a revival in the mortgage bank’s strength following disappointing figures last year.It enjoyed post tax profits of £84.5m compared to 75.8 last year. Total gross lending leapt to £3,128m compared with £1,889m the […]

£3bn remortgaging boom defies forecast slowdown

Mortgage lending rose strongly in June to £11.5bn from £10.1bn in May, despite predictions that it would level off, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.The CML says high levels of remortgaging are driving the upturn, with £3.3bn worth of business written in June.It says this is the highest level since collection of […]


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Jeremy Pearson is Technical Support Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. Many parents value the standard of education offered by […]


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