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Marlborough Stirling cajoles industry on ISAs

Marlborough Stirling is telling the life and investment industries that there is no excuse for delaying ISA products.

The software and administration house says that the new standards give managers room for manoeuvre and that only outdated administration systems can prevent providers from being ready.

Marlborough Sterling deputy managing director Chris Ryland says: &#34We welcome the Government&#39s announcement, particularly that there will be no delays. Time is of the essence now and companies need to get their acts together fast to reach the finishing line on 6 April with a range of full products.&#34


CML hits back at Which?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has snapped back at Consumers Association accusations that the mortgage code is not working.The trade body for the lending industry claims it has made extensive progress since the launch of guidelines for self-regulation last year.It also denies that lenders are not taking the mortgage code seriously.An explosive Which? report rubbished […]

Birmingham Midshires unveil Guaranteed Bond

GUARANTEED EQUITY BONDSBirmingham MidshiresEQUITY LINKED TRACKER BONDAim: To achieve a guaranteed return and capital growth linked to the FTSE 100 stockmarket index.Minimum-maximum investment: £2,500 – £500,000.Term: Until December 31, 2003.Return: 100 per cent of the growth in the FTSE 100 index over the term, subject to a maximum of 100 per cent of the initial […]

Tax allowances and exemptions

Helen O’Hagan, Technical Manager at Prudential, looks into the planning strategies that can deliver considerable tax savings for your clients. Inheritance tax (IHT) Consider Margaret, featured on our Planning Matters family hub, who is a sprightly eighty year old with four children and several grandchildren. She’s recently been widowed and IHT planning is high on […]


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