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Merrill sponsors Chelsea

Giant fund manager Merrill Lynch is to sponsor this year&#39s Chelsea flower show. The four year deal, will last until the Royal Horticultural Society&#39s bicenteniary year in 2004. As part of the deal, Merrill will have its own show garden.

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Standard Life bond is pulling in £4m a day

Standard Life says its with-profits bond has taken £100m in new business since its launch in August.The company says this averages £10m a week. Sales have reached around £4m a day, it says. The bond is aimed at achieving sustained growth capital or producing an income.The life office says it sees the key attraction of […]

Pointon York stressing carry-forward urgency

Advisers should act now to ensure self-invested personal pension clients maximise contributions ahead of cuts in tax relief, according to pension specialist Pointon York.Government reforms which take effect from April 6, 2001 mean Sipp holders and personal pension savers can no longer carry forward unused tax relief.Clients could potentially lose out on making additional tax-deductible […]

Take extra step to win B2C battle

It is not that long ago that e-commerce-related articles appeared with relative infrequency in the trade press or any press for that matter. In fact, we called it electronic trading in those days and the internet was unheard of in business circles. A far cry from today&#39s coverage of the online world, where the media […]

SLI bonds with bonus

Scottish Life International has designed its protected with bonus bond as an alternative to with-profits bonds.The protected with bonus bond is aimed at cautious investors who are looking for a steady rate of growth and who do not want to invest in with-profits bonds. It could also be suitable for building society investors who are […]

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