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Life in the fast lane

First off the blocks at 5.30pm in the Scottish Life offices Friday pub sprint each week is deputy sales director Jim Smith, the Diary learns.

What lies beneath that business suit is a body that has twice beaten Olympic gold medallist Alan Wells in a 100-metre sprint. Apparently, our Jim was a superb sprinter as a youth. His personal best in the 100 metres was 10.2 seconds which is around the same time that Wells did when he won his medal in the Moscow Olympics.

The Diary would like to thank Smith for the drunken sprinting lessons given at the rugby writers&#39 dinner at the Cafe Royal last week.


Chelsea Building Society – Five-Year Buy-to-Let Fixed Rate

Type:Fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgage Fixed term: Until May 1, 2009 Fixed rate: 5.79% Minimum loan: £35,000 Maximum loan: Up to 80% of valuation subject to a maximum loan of £500,000 Income multiples: Rental income must be at least 130% of monthly mortgage repayments Arrangement fee:£295 Redemption fee: 5% of amount repaid until May 1, 2009 Introducer&#39s […]

Invesco offers key to asset allocation

Invesco Perpetual has added the Invesco Perpetual distribution fund to its Oeic fund range. This fund&#39s objective is income and growth by investing in a combination of at least 60 per cent in fixed interest and the remainder in equities. The fund will be managed by Paul Cause, Paul Read and Neil Woodford, who have […]

NU announces new business figures for 2003

Norwich Union&#39s long term savings new business figures for 2003 show it is running a steady ship, with UK total life and pension sales at £266 million annual premium equivalent for the fourth quarter down from £277 million ape for the same period in 2002. UK life and pension sales for 2003 dropped slightly to […]

Convex targets brokers with online conveyancing service

Online conveyancing system Convex is introducing a white-labelling service for IFAs that aims to make the homebuying process more transparent.The Convex service sits between the client and the solicitor. Once a milestone in the buying process is passed, for example, exchange of contracts, it contacts the client by email or text message to let them […]

'Feeling the Squeeze'

Royal London carried out a UK wide survey with 2,500 consumers age 35-44 over the summer. The survey found that over a third, 34 per cent, said their finances felt Squeezed and so were struggling to meet day-to-day expenses, despite 87 per cent being aware that they need to save more. However, the survey did […]


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