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Nine out of 10 with-profits customers happy with their choice, says L&G

New research carried from Legal & General shows that nine out of 10 customers who took out with-profits bonds with them last year were happy with their choice. Carried out by Questor following customer receipt of its first annual statement, the research shows customer satisfaction with their choice was 92 per cent, with two thirds saying they would choose with-profits investment again and 96 per cent saying they would consider Legal & General for their next purchase. Investment bonds product manager Mick Townsend says: “It is very satisfying to know that virtually all these new customers would be willing to put more money with us.”


Selestia takes Sipp service on the road

Fund supermarket Selestia says four more funds are joining its platform, bringing the total to 384 from 47 providers.The funds are Aegon&#39s European bond fund, First State&#39s corporate bond and cash funds and Morley&#39s higher-income property trust.Selestia is also going on the road to promote its expansion into the Sipp market with its IFA partner […]

FSSC drops compulsory retesting

The Financial Services Skills Council has dropped its plan to force IFAs to seek annual or biennial retesting in the face of massive industry opposition, opting instead for a voluntary regime.Chief executive David Jack-man said industry feedback has been positive but only if retesting is voluntary. Responsibility for training and competence was outsourced to the […]

Merve takes an ethical swerve

Some of my friends see managing the stars of the Halifax/ Bank of Scotland advertising campaign as a cushy job and it can be a lot of fun but it can also be stressful and is definitely not 9 to 5. With a team of just two people – myself and the most organised lady […]

Brown keeps the crown of power

Chancellor Gordon Brown takes the top spot in this year&#39s Money Marketing Power & Influence in retail financial services list for the second year.Brown, the architect of the FSA, claims the crown ahead of outgoing FSA chairman and chief executive Howard Davies and Bank of England Governor Sir Eddie George in second and third respectively.The […]

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Thinking of expanding overseas?

Whether you’re a small company or an established larger employer, expanding overseas into emerging markets can be an extremely attractive prospect for growing your business. However, with this comes a duty-of-care requirement to any staff based overseas.


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