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Invesco VCT to offer 25m in new shares

The Invesco Perpetual Aim VCT will offer 25m in new ordinary shares in January 2006. The trust launched in June 2004 and was the most successful by a new entrant into the VCT market, raising 25.1m through an offer for subscription.

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Misys’ stockmarket value would be increased by offloading Sesame for almost any price, according to analysts. Bell Lawrie small cap analyst Ian McArthur says he agrees with the sentiment of a recent Cazenove report which has been reported as suggesting Misys stock would be boosted by ditching the IFA network for a nominal fee. McArthur […]

2,500 jobs likely to go at Abbey

Abbey has confirmed that more jobs are likely to go as part of the Grupo Santander cost-cutting plan. It is understood that 2,500 cuts will be made next year. The three-year plan is to increase revenue between 5 and 10 per cent on a yearly cumulative basis and transform Abbey into a full-service retail bank.

Boxing clever with Positive Solutions

Perhaps MM could arrange for a televised/internet debate between Simon Chamberlain (Thinc Destini), David Harrison (Positive Solutions) and Paul Tebutt (Millfield). May I suggest Paxman as host/referee? After all there is no boxing on TV anymore. I would imagine that Tebutt and Chamberlain would want to join together as a tag team coming up against […]

Rifkind calls for new savings account

Tory work and pensions shadow Sir Malcolm Rifkind has tabled a Private Members Bill calling for the introduction of a savings and retirement account, SaRa, as an alternative to stakeholder pensions. The product would allow cap-ital withdrawals but would be designed to encourage longer-term saving.

Life cover for life

When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that waybecause before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more or less exactly what they were. For advisers thinking […]

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