View more on these topics

Investors swoop on Northern Rock shares, says The Share Centre

Retail stockbroker The Share Centre has reported a 591 per cent increase on last week’s account openings as investors have swooped to take advantage of a weaker Northern Rock share price.

Northern Rock accounted for 34 per cent of all deals on Wednesday.

The Share Centre says although the recent drop in Northern Rock’s share price may look attractive, investors should think carefully before investing in the bank.

The Share Centre investment adviser Nick Raynor says in volatile markets it is important to consider your attitude to risk as well as your future financial aspirations.

He says: “The situation with Northern Rock is attracting those looking for a bargain – value investors, which in stock market terms means that they believe the market is underrating the company and its prospects. Although the forthcoming dividend payout and possible takeover situation may be appealing, we would advise novice investors to tread carefully and seek individual advice before jumping on the bandwagon.”


Spottiswoode warns of more delays

Aviva policyholder advocate Clare Spottiswoode has warned Norwich Union with-profits policyholders that the huge amount of work involved in the potential reattribution of Aviva’s inherited estate on its with-profits funds means any payouts will be delayed until summer 2008.

On the record

It is essential that coverage provided by all trade newspapers is as accurate as possible. The risk of being accused of sensationalism is high, particularly when many companies in the sub prime sector are feeling the pain.


Five ways to make your employee focus group session a success

by Debra Corey, group reward director  You just planned and booked what you thought was the perfect vacation for you and your family. You call everyone together to share the great news and instead of receiving sounds of glee and delight, you receive groans and complaints.Your youngest says: “I hate beaches, didn’t you know that?” (You think to […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm