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New head of business development for Marlborough Stirling Mortgages Services

Marlborough Stirling Mortgage Services is appointing John Auburn as head of business development, responsible for the expansion of the company&#39s client base.

Auburn joins SMS after 14 years in business development roles with Alltell Mortgage Solutions and HML. His career in the mortgage industry spans over 20 years and includes spells with the Halifax, Newbury Building Society and Mortgage Systems Limited.

Auburn says: “I&#39m very much looking forward to using my 20 years experience in the mortgage industry to help MSMS achieve market leadership in the mortgage outsourcing sector.”


NU leads bond league as industry WP sales rocket

Norwich Union has overtaken Prudential in the with-profits stakes as total industry bond sales soared to £15.2bn in 2001, buoyed by falling stockmarkets.According to confidential ABI figures, the combined with-profits sales of NU at £3.1bn and Pru at £2.2bn eclipse IFA sales of Peps and Isa, which, according to the IMA, totalled £4.3bn for 2001.The […]

Selestia selector picks out trusts

Fund supermarket Selestia says it is making trusts easier and more accessible for IFAs with a trust service offering a range of solutions to estate and tax planning problems.The company has added a trust selector to its online investment service, offering availability to trusts for collective investments to IFAs&#39 clients.The service features access to four […]

Scottish Life takes stance against defined payment

Royal London and its marketing division Scottish Life are taking a stance against the FSA&#39s view that an IFA must use a defined payment system to be classed as independent.The group&#39s response to CP 121, Reforming Polarisation, says it is market choice and a best value and suitable product that characterise independence, not the method […]

Thy will be done

A client is aware that his family will be liable for a fairly substantial inheritance tax liability when he and his wife pass away. The client does not require access to all of the value of their estate. How can he achieve a solution whereby the amount of tax actually paid could be mitigated and […]

Global equities: time to de-risk?

While equity valuations have doubled since the financial crisis, Simon Edelsten explains that there are still pockets of value. But not where you might think Macro-economic uncertainty is causing turbulence in equity markets. Artemis Global Select Fund manager Simon Edelsten says his investment themes are taking him in a different direction to some of his peers – away […]


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