MM deputy editor John Greenwood is now officially the daddy, after his wife gave birth to their first child last week. The near-9lb strapping boy is as yet unnamed and rather than have the poor mite solely known as “baby” for the rest of its natural life, MM is inviting its readers to send in their suggestions for the said child’s name. Answers on a postcard please.
UCB Home Loans has appointed Keith Astill as its managing director.Astill will take up his new post at the specialist lending subsidiary of the Nationwide Building Society on April 4. He will be replacing Charles Reed, who has been appointed divisional director, customer service & communications, at Nationwides head office in Swindon.Having held a variety […]
Legal & General is offering a medium-term Sandler-style investment plan. The MTIP, available as an Isa and unit trust, will invest via the L&G distribution trust and will be sold using the newly developed basic advice service. The total annual charges are 1.32 per cent, and the product is intended to provide an alternative to […]
The network pioneer now believes that the days of the network are gone with depolarisation and that advisers would be better off being directly regulated and signing up with a support services firm.
Premier Asset Managements halcyon extra income fund is an Oeic fund of funds that is aimed particularly at older investors who may be looking for ways to fund their long-term care needs.
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