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Male on Sunday

Our page 25 fella is gorgeous pouting Jeff Prestridge, personal finance editor of the Mail on Sunday&#39s Financial Mail.

Prestridge amazed friends and colleagues with his stunning success in the battle of the bulge. In celebration, skinny PR person Paul Burgin (5ft 10in, eight stone) is producing a series of personal finance tableware.

First item is a "no-leak coffee cup coaster" picturing strapping Jeff in Full Monty style.

Burgin is hoping to expand the range to include other musclebound personal finance journalists but says: "In the meantime, Money Marketing readers can cut out and keep this photo of their favourite national journalist and make their own coaster at home."


ScotEq achieves S&P AAA rating

Standard & Poor&#39s has confirmed a triple-A rating for Scottish Equitable. This covers local currency counterparty credit and claims&#39 paying ability. The credit-ratings agency commended ScotEq for having a strong level of capitalisation and business position, excellent expense management and good financial flexibility. It says ScotEq has a conservative investment strategy and believes the life […]

Broker business booming as IFAs head for 50%

As life and pension sales return to the boom days of 1993, IFAs&#39 share of the market continues to rise amid signs that more and more people are turning to independent advice. According to the latest ABI market share figures, IFAs&#39 share of new individual life and pension annual premiums jumped to 42.6 per cent […]


“It&#39s better than Mogadon – it sends you to sleep and is not addictive.” – Former PIA Ombudsman Adam Samuel on his book on trusts. “The advantage of being 55 is that I have heard that for the third time,” – Aegon chairman Kees Storm on the fashion to launch in Brazil “Just think of […]

Mortgages plc bids for niches

Mortgages plc is targeting specialist mortgage sectors, including the right-to-buy market, by launching a new range of loans. The Omnibus range includes adverse credit, self-certification, negative equity and investment properties as well as right-to-buy mortgages. Borrowers with up to two county court judgments of £2,000 will be eligible for the products. The self-certification mortgage is […]


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