Building Societies’ Association press officer Rachel Le Brocq had a magical night at the What Mortgage Awards last week after spotting her favourite man in uniform, Graham Cole who plays PC Tony Stamp in The Bill.He was seen hiding behind a large plant pot while Rachel scoured the dancefloor for him. Finally nabbing him, she got two signed photo-graphs – one for her mum and the other for, er, “a friend”. Clutching the photographs to her chest, she exclaimed: “I just couldn’t leave him alone.”
Assurances that employer contributions of up to 100 per cent of salary will gain tax relief would be a major positive from the Budget, according to Central Financial Planning director Ian Smith.
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Britannic Group has bought Century Life’s closed life funds in a deal that will boost the assets managed by Britannic Asset Management by over 1.7bn.
Selestia has launched an online distribution channel with telephone support to provide alternative access to the Selestia platform for IFAs.Selestia hopes to use Adviser Direct as a means to raise its brand awareness among the wider IFA community. While it remains committed to distribution through regional sales managers, Selestia hopes to appeal to IFAs who […]
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