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New pension handbook from Eversheds

Law firm Eversheds is publishing the third annual edition of its Pensions Law Handbook.

The 2001 book features current information on pensions law, plus brief notes and articles on a range of issues.

The book is aimed pre-dominantly non-lawyers such as scheme managers, trustees and administrators.


Premier offers discount on Euro fund

Premier Portfolio Managers is offering a 1 per cent discount on its Premier European Growth Fund until 1 January 2001. The fund is managed by European equity management specialists BNP Paribas Asset Management. The fund provides UK retail investors with access to BNP which predominantly deals in the institutional market.


20-minute loan offer on First Active site

Flexible mortgage specialist First Active is setting up a dedicated IFA website which can give a conditional mortgage offer in 20 minutes. The intermediary bus iness centre will enable advisers to establish whe ther a client meets the mortgage criteria and can give a final answer on a loan within two days. Advisers will be […]

Regional differences in attitudes to endowment policies

Attitudes to endowment policies vary around the UK, according to a survey conducted by Surrenda-Link. The survey highlights consumers are concerned about shortfalls, endowment mortgage credibility and policy selling ability although attitudes vary in different regions. The biggest concern for shortfalls came from East Anglia with 54 per cent saying they were worried that their […]

[Leader] Fine time to stop and bring in some common sense

It beggars belief that in the same month as the FSA proposes handing a massive advantage to the high-street banks in pensions, it should exact a thumping£0.75m in fines from one of the big four. The PIA has fined NatWest £500,000 for failures by its pension salesforce in 1997 which alarmingly included producing inadequate reason-why […]


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