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Meet tuition fees through investment, says Invesco

Invesco Perpetual is urging parents to consider stockmarket investment to meet the rise in tuition fees. The call comes after the Government pledged to vote on extra fees early in 2004, which could lead to universities charging up to £3,000 per year.

Invesco UK head of distribution Mike Webb says: “Students are leaving university with more debt than ever before and parents hould consider starting to plan for this expense a lot earlier.”


Currying favour

Possibly the most boring game in the world is brought to you by your regulator, courtesy of your regulatory fees. The FSA is throwing a bit of finance into the Bombay mix with the introduction of a red-hot new feature on the consumer corner of its website – the Curry Calculator. This is not a […]

Marshall Williams in Park Row merger

IFA Marshall Williams, which was put out of business by the FSA earlier this year for failing to find professional indemnity cover, has survived through a merger with Park Row. Marshall Williams was ref-used cover by Magian Underwriting Agency a year ago despite having had no claims in five years with the insurer. It was […]

C&G appoints mortgage director

Cheltenham & Gloucester has appointed Mike Mitchell to its executive team as mortgage director. He takes over from retiring mortgage director Roger Malvern.

Trivial pursuit could be profitable move

New rules to free up small pension pots will open the door for more investors to take small pension funds in cash and get a bonus from the Inland Revenue, according to Hargreaves Lansdown. The Revenue is proposing to increase the trivial commutation level – where a pension fund can be returned rather than converted […]


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