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National IFA census launched

A nationwide census of IFAs is to go live in January 2004. IFA Census, launched by NMG Research in association with Aifa, will be a monthly survey of IFA opinions and attitudes focusing on issues of most interest to IFAs.

IFAs who are Aifa members can complete the survey on the Aifa website or by telephone, and NMG will donate £2.50 to Crisis at Christmas for every registration received before January 9th.


ScotEq Protect extends clawback to four years

Scottish Equitable Protect has angered IFAs by extending its clawback period from two years to four years. The firm says the changes come into effect from January 10 and affect all policies issued from that date onwards. It says IFAs will get letters about the change this week and believes the notice period of a […]

Protection IFAs voice fears over CI developments

Leading protection IFAs met with reinsurer Munich Re last week to discuss the future of critical-illness cover and the need for co-ordination in developing new products. Life Policies Direct director Jason King and Lifesearch senior technical adviser Kevin Carr met with Munich Re&#39s head of marketing Will Adler to share ideas on where the product […]

Treasury says policy change could boost loan market

Legislative and accounting constraints on building societies may require “a policy response” in order for the market for longer-term fixed rate mortgages to develop, according the Treasury. Responding to the interim report of the Miles review of the UK mortgage market, the Treasury says policy may need to be changed to help societies overcome capital […]

Treasury delays stakeholder cap decision

The Treasury has delayed its decision on the proposed price cap for stakeholder products after FSA research has revealed that more work was needed on proposals for a simplified sales regime. The Government says it will not make a decision on the cap until next year to ensure that the sales regime and product design […]

Three stocks due a Brexit boost

By Mark Martin & Holly Cassell, Neptune Mark Martin and Holly Cassell highlight three high-conviction holdings in the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund that they believe are well positioned to benefit from Brexit. Read more Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide […]


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