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New pensions trustee qualification

The Pensions Management Institute has launched a new qualification aimed at advisers working with pension scheme trustees. The Financial Adviser Certificate in Trustee Pensions Knowledge demonstrates an understanding of trustees legal responsibilities and a good working knowledge of pension management, actuarial and investment issues.


Chelsea Building Society – Step Rate Bond

Monday, 23 September 2002 Type: High interest account Minimum-maximum investment: £1,000-£500,000 Interest rate: 3.95% gross a year until November 10, 2003, 4.1% gross a year until November 10, 2004, 5% gross a year until November 10, 2005 Term: Until November 10, 2005 Offer period: Until further notice Withdrawal penalties: 60 days&#39 loss of interest on […]

The right way for gateway

Just when you thought the savings environment could not get more complex, the Government has launched a savings product.Earlier this month, five pilots of the saving gateway started taking people through their doors.They will be evaluated before the policy is rolled out nationally. Some may say that we need another savings policy like a hole […]

How surveys seek signs of subsidence

When it comes to predicting the future of the property market, two distinct camps are emerging. Some sources say there are no signs of an imminent crash while other reports herald the end of the house-price boom.HSBC economist John Butler says many new reports and surveys on the property market should be taken with a […]

'Feeling the Squeeze'

Royal London carried out a UK wide survey with 2,500 consumers age 35-44 over the summer. The survey found that over a third, 34 per cent, said their finances felt Squeezed and so were struggling to meet day-to-day expenses, despite 87 per cent being aware that they need to save more. However, the survey did […]


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