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James Hay revamps Sipp platform

Sipp administrator James Hay is relaunching its secure internet-based Sipp management service, James Hay Online. The service allows intermediaries and customers to view and manage over 32,000 Sipps online.

The new look site allows transactions to be carried out faster and gives IFAs and customers access to portfolio valuations, breakdowns of asset holdings and values, personal and contact details, transfer and contribution details and send investment instructions.


House price growth slows for 3 months – RICS

Annual house price growth slowed in the three months to January according to the latest figures from The Royal Insitution of Chartered Surveyors. Most of the respondents reported a rise over a fall fell to 38 per cent from 39 per cent.

HSBC Asset Management merges institutional and intermediary businesses

HSBC Asset Management has merged its UK intermediary and institutional business development teams in a move which sees Jonathan Polin, managing director of the intermediary business, leave the group.The decision comes following a strategic review of the business, which HSBC says found convergence in the skills required to service both markets. Geoff Cheetham, previously head […]

Pension edge

An extremely petulant Chancellor announced that if the National Audit Office concluded that more than 5,000 people were affected by the introduction of a lifetime allowance on pension funds, he might not bother with the introduction of pension tax simplification at all. Leaving aside such a juvenile response to a perfectly reasonable debate, what might […]

Standard Life Investments increases funds under management by 15 per cent

Funds under management at Standard Life Investments increased by 15 per cent in 2003 to £86.5bn at the end of the year. Worldwide investment sales are slightly down on last year at £3.3bn down from £3.4bn, but UK institutional business was up 23 per cent to £1.5bn while UK mutual fund sales reached £341m, down […]


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