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M-link building up to a price war for IFA websites

M-link, the comparative quotes software from Misys, could be about to start a price war among other financial services portals in the launch of its free web builder service.

The service, which will allow individual IFAs to have their own website, has no set-up cost and a monthly charge of £29. It says this compares favourably with other software providers.

No technical training is needed to build the site, which can be built in minutes. The IFA can create their own professional site, get sign-off from their compliance officer and then promote the site live to their clients.

M-link editor in chief Paul Charles says: “There is no set-up fee, which is a common stumbling block for those wanting to harness the marketing power of the internet and meet their clients needs. We are also giving away the website builder for the first month, so IFAs do not have to worry about any up-front charges.”


Britannic takes major share of First Active arm

Britannic has become the major shareholder in First Active Financial, the UK specialist mortgage arm of Irish bank First Active.Britannic, the Birmingham-based financial services group, will take a 60 per cent share in First Active Financial, the remaining 40 per cent staying with First Active.Britannic&#39s stake totals £57.2m. It will pay an initial payment on […]

IFAs look to invest with LeggMason&#39s new star

LeggMason Investors is opening a new Glasgow office as well as at least one new fund to accommodate its new star fund manager John Johnston.Johnston is moving to the fund manager from Murray Johnstone, where he manages its two leading investment trusts. The £92m Murray enterprise trust is the top-performing investment trust in the country […]

Stakes and ladders

Confusion is widespread as employers struggle with stakeholder.Employers are holding out until the general election before tackling stakeholder, fearing a possible change of Government could mean a change in stakeholder.Opra is concerned that stakeholder legislation on employers advising on pension schemes is being misinterpreted and employers are calling for clarification.The debate has been stoked by […]

&#39Catmark&#39 could clear up flexible mortgage confusion

The Government and the CML are to discuss the creation of a Catmark-style benchmark for flexible mortgages, in response to issues raised by Sun Bank.Sun Bank wrote to the Council of Mortgage Lenders expressing its fears that many so-called flexible loans fail to live up to their claims. It has called for the CML to […]


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