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Matrix Money Management – Foresight Technology VCT

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Growth by investing in unquoted technology-based companies

Minimum investment: Lump sum £2,500

Opening/closing date: September 22, 2003/ March 31 for 2003/2004 tax year, April 30, 2004 for 2004/2005 tax year

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual 2%

Commission: Initial 2.25%, renewal 0.375%

Tel 020 7292 0825


Scot Prov limits stand alone CI sum assured to £0.5m

Scottish Provident is moving to limit its maximum sum assured on stand-alone critical illness to £0.5m. Scottish Provident head of marketing and product development Nick Kirwan says IFAs will be receiving letters informing them of the change in the next few days. He says that while quite a few companies have stopped offering the product […]

ScotProv caps critical sum assured

Scottish Provident is to limit the maximum sum assured on its stand-alone critical illness policies to £500,000.Head of marketing and product development Nick Kirwan says IFAs will be getting letters telling them of the change. The company will still offer higher amounts for life cover and critical illness with life cover on a combined basis.The […]

Standards are set out for financial skills framework

The National Learning and Skills Council and the Skills Council for financial services have released a new standards framework for financial services in a bid to develop work-based qualifications among financial advisers.The move comes as an attempt to take forward the exam review, which has been handed over to the Skills Council from the FSA.The […]

Investment trusts to get buyback powers

Investment trusts will be able to buy back their shares and hold them for potential future sale under new Government rules giving boards greater control over their capital structure.From December 1, company law will for the first time permit ITs to buy back their shares and hold them in treasury, effectively eradicating the lack of […]


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