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Liverpool Victoria launches into child trust fund market

Liverpool Victoria has announced plans to launch into the child trust fund market. Th friendly society intends to launch two trust funds when the Government’s new savings initiative goes live in 2005. The range will consist of a with profits product investing in the society’s fund, and a stakeholder trust fund. Liverpool Victoria already offers a range of regular savings products for children.


Profile – Pam Aurbach

The Pru’s head of business development services has crossed the Atlantic to set up a Top Gun academy for high-flying advisers to boost the firm’s intermediary business.

Charcol arranges morgage offer under statutory regulation

Charcol has arranged its first mortgage offer under statutory regulation with BM Solutions online service. Charcol senior technical director Ray Boulger says: “Statutory mortgage regulation has caused the industry a lot of angst and many lenders were burning the midnight oil last night to make sure they were ready for the big day. This demonstrates […]

Artemis takes aim again

Artemis Investment Management has introduced the Artemis Aim VCT 2, a venture capital trust aiming for growth and income by investing mainly in companies listed on the Alternative investment market.

Tax year-end planning for annual allowance

Last tax year-end there was a lot to think about in relation to planning. The introduction of the tapered annual allowance and the implications of moving to a fixed pension input period, the reduction in the lifetime allowance and potentially applying for protection, and the concern about changes to tax relief, to name a few. […]


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