Money Marketing is teaming up with the Financial Technology Research Centre to launch the E-Commerce Excellence Ratings. The Ratings will provide a recognised benchmark both advisers and their clients can trust and will highlight those providers who are truly delivering solutions closely aligned to user needs. The first E-Commerce Excellence ratings will be awarded for Group Pensions E-Commerce services and will be covered in a special supplement with 10 March Money Marketing. Throughout 2005 other sectors to be covered will include, among others, Individual Protection, Individual Pensions and Mortgages.
I am writing in response to the article headlined, Solutions to the shortfall (Money Marketing, February 10).
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The mundic property market is at last to have access to a range of general insurance from a Cornwall broker specialising in the area.
Schroders has announced that over two-thirds of IFAs will be recommending UK equities, corporate bonds and commercial properties to their clients in 2005. The survey claims that over the next 6-12 months, 88 per cent of IFAs will recommend UK equities, 78 per cent will recommend corporate bonds, 70 per cent commercial property and 36 […]
James Foster, manager of the Artemis Monthly Distribution Fund, discusses the delicate balance between too much yield (and attendant risk) and too little. Click here
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