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Kylie sought after

2003 sees the inauguration of The Diary&#39s Hold the Front Page Award for the

most informative and interesting press release.

Insurer Select & Protect takes the trophy with news that its painstaking

survey of 2,400 agents reveals that Kylie is the person most mortgage

advisers would like to sell a mortgage to.

Second place has to go to Scottish Friendly Assurance, which bothered over

1,000 UK adults for their opinions on who is seen as the friendliest Scot.

Billy Connolly, apparently, in the same week that the purple-bearded one&#39s

“Don&#39t win a little, win a lotto” ad was elsewhere voted Britain&#39s most


Lulu, Lorraine Kelly and Carole Smilie all made the list, as did scourges

of the Sassenachs Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Rob Roy, yet Gordon

Brown failed to score.


IFAs beat direct sales on cheaper distribution

IFAs are a cheaper distribution channel than their direct-selling rivalswhen it comes to nearly two-thirds of unit-linked and with-profitsproducts, according to the latest FSA disclosure survey.The survey, from December 2001, looks at 24 products comparing the totalremuneration advisers received over five years. It shows that in 15 out of24 products, IFAs accepted a total remuneration […]

Woolwich and Nationwide increase proc fees through Mortgage 2000

Mortgage 2000 mortgage club is offering higher procuration fees to brokers placing mortgages with Nationwide Building Society and Woolwich bank. From Nationwide, advisers will receive 0.3 per cent of the mortgage advance, with a minimum payment of £150 on all cases. They will receive 0.3 per cent of the mortgage advance on standard, Open Plan […]

Kreis Consulting – DriveTec

DriveTecMonday, 6 January 2003 Aim: Growth by investing in DriveTec (UK), a company that has invented a vehicle transmission system designed to improve fuel efficiency and reduce exhaust emissions Minimum investment: Lump sum £15,000 Opening/closing dates: November 1, 2002/January 31, 2003 Charges: Initial 6% Commission: Initial 3% Tel: 0141 564 1523

L&G offers charge free Isa investments

Legal & General is offering to refund the annual management charge and all other charges for 2003 on all lump sum index tracking Isas set up this Isa season.The offer is available through all of L&G&#39s distribution channels on all of its index tracking Isa products. The money will be paid back in the form […]

A guide to automatic re-enrolment

Since the introduction of auto-enrolment in 2012, it has been a popular topic in the press. Recent media focus has been geared towards small and micro employers; however attention is set to return to the UK’s largest businesses as they prepare for re-enrolment. Johnson Fleming has produced a useful guide that provides essential information to help you […]


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