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Murray Financial calls for special meeting at Leek United

Murray Financial claims it has enlisted enough Leek United Building Society members to push for a special meeting on its takeover bid.

Murray says it now has the 130 signature needed to demand the meeting, but Leek United says it is checking the forms to ensure they meets the necessary criteria.

Murray Financial chief executive Ken Murray claims he has received more than 500 calls from the society&#39s members.

The society which is vehemently against the proposed bid, says it has collected 15,000 signatures of members who wish it to remain mutual.


Chartered Institute of Taxation issues warning over stakeholder

The Chartered Institute of Taxation has warned the Government that its stakeholder pensions proposals are littered with taxation traps.It says that if stakeholder pensions are to be truly successful and accessible to all, further changes will be necessary.The institute says the Government&#39s proposal to open up pensions to those not in work, could in practice […]

Two thirds of Opra cases are late payerslaints

Almost two-thirds of disciplinary cases deal with by the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority involve company bosses failing to pay in pension contributions on time.Figures for July and August show the vast majority of the cases Opra tackles concern company employers who have failed to put cash into workers&#39 pension schemes within 19 days of the […]

Henderson offers discount on its tehnology fund

Henderson Investors is offering a 1 per cent discount on its initial charge for lump sum investments into its Global Technology Fund.The special offer is to celebrate the funds 15th year and is available until December 31.Henderson sales director Simon Ellis says: &#34Unlike most technology funds Henderson Global Technology is truly international in its outlook […]

Disability legislation to bring opportunities for IFAs

The new disability discrimination act could provide is IFAs many sales opportunities according to income protection specialists Unum.Section 21 of the act comes into force today, making it illegal for goods and services suppliers to discriminate against disabled people.Unum says IFAs could seize the opportunity to provide disabled people with relevant products such as income […]

Naming a reward programme

Six tips to get your reward programme name right

by Debra Corey, group reward director  Choosing a name isn’t easy. Whether it’s for your new puppy, a bundle of joy or your reward programme, a name determines a first impression – and often a lasting memory. When it comes to your reward programme, the name will determine how your employees feel about it even before […]


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