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Nationwide helping members go online

Nationwide is promoting its online banking service by offering members discounts on home PCs.

Members can get 7 per cent off the price of a new PC from Dan Technology. If they buy the computer with a Nationwide credit card, they can also get six months&#39 interest-free credit. There is a further £20.64 discount on Dan&#39s home installation service. This includes an introduction to using the PC and Nationwide&#39s internet banking service.

One year&#39s on-site warranty and telephone support service are included. The offer runs until November 30.

Director of e-commerce Jim Willens says: “We want to make our highly rated internet banking service accessible to as many of our 10 million customers as possible. This is part of a programme of initiatives which has included putting internet PCs into many of our branches and offering subscription-free internet access.”


Pension show back on the road

Scottish Equitable is taking pensions direct to the IFAin another series of roadshows being held around the UK in November.The roadshows will provide IFAs with the latest pension news and give ideas on new business opportunities.Issues being covered include stakeholder and the new defined-contribution tax regime. State pensions, contracting out and pension sharing on divorce […]

The Mortgage Business – 10-To-Let Mortgages

Wednesday, 25th October 2000.Type: Flexible tracker mortgage.Tracker term: Term of mortgage.Tracker rate: Bank of England base rate plus two per cent.Minimum loan: £25,001.Maximum loan: Up to 85 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £250,000 for each property.Income multiples: Rental yield must be at least 130 per cent of the monthly payment.Features: Overpayments, […]

Pointon York stressing carry-forward urgency

Advisers should act now to ensure self-invested personal pension clients maximise contributions ahead of cuts in tax relief, according to pension specialist Pointon York.Government reforms which take effect from April 6, 2001 mean Sipp holders and personal pension savers can no longer carry forward unused tax relief.Clients could potentially lose out on making additional tax-deductible […]

Aberdeen Asset Management…

Aberdeen Asset Management has acquired EquitiLink Group for $80m. The Australia-based group manages five North American closed-end funds with total assets of $2.7bn investing mainly in Asian fixed-interest securities and equities. AAM already has an office in Singapore managing £1.7bn of Asian equities, which will now be more than doubled to £3.8bn. The total assets […]

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White paper — Sierra Leone International Insights

Jelf Employee Benefits assesses the areas that employers should be aware of when considering operating in Sierra Leone, including healthcare access, delivery and insurance provisions. This report draws on various sources to highlight specific considerations for this emerging jewel in West Africa.


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