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Mortgage 2000 selects 1st Software

1st Software has been selected as Mortgage 2000&#39s exclusive technology partner for its new adviser network.

It will support the network both at head office and individual member firm level and will manage all aspects of m2i&#39s network operation and adviser business.


Pensions reforms good for drawdown – Annuity Bureau

Pensions simplifications will prove to be a boost for the income drawdown market according to IFA the Annuity Bureau. Head of marketing David Marlow says the new proposals, published alongside last week&#39s pre-Budget Report, will allow investors to withdraw as little as £1 a year from their scheme from April, 2005. And those with larger […]

Assureweb call for tech shake-up

Assureweb has attacked rival technology providers for making their systems and websites too difficult for advisers to use. Chief executive officer Charles Bryant wants provid-ers to review their offerings and recognise that “the levels of IT literacy vary massively among users”. Adviser Forum research estimates that IFAs could save £71m ayear by getting existing policy […]

Chase de Vere response to fine from FSA

Chase de Vere, today fined £165,000 by the FSA over precipice and high income bond promotional material, says it did not intentionally seek to mislead customers with the promotion. It says it acted promptly to mitigate any actual or potential impact as a result of the promotion, and underlines that all 259 customers who had […]

BBB finance director to step down in March

Berkeley Berry Birch group finance director Craig Butcher is leaving the national IFA group in March 2004. Butcher has been with the company for three and a half years and says he is leaving to pursue other interests. BBB is currently looking for a replacement. BBB executive chairman Clifford Lockyer says: “Craig has been instrumental […]


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