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North east law firm recruits financial planning team

North of England law firm Dickinson Dees has recruited five financial planning consultants from accountants Arthur Andersen.

The team&#39s appointment will enable the firm to offer its clients full in-house independent financial advice.

The team will be headed by David Dale who previously headed Arthur Andersen&#39s north of England financial planning division.

The appointment of the team is part of the firms wider expansion programme which includes the addition of integrated and complementary services to its law practice.

Dickinson Dees head of private clients services group George Lyall says: &#34Clients increasingly look for advice which is co-ordinated and integrated.

&#34This is as close as you can get to a one-stop shop for asset protection and wealth management services. We can now deliver complementary tax and investment strategies with the legal back up to ensure effective execution.&#34


London York announces new appointment

Specialist pensions IFAs London York Fund Managers has appointed Dorothy Wheeler to its pensions team.Wheeler who joins the firm as senior pensions specialist, has 30 years experience in the industry. Her main areas of expertise are employee benefits and self-administered pension schemes.London York pensions director Richard Byfield says: &#34Wheeler brings to the team extensive experience […]

Network members to diversify in wake of stakeholder

Networks are to encourage members to diversify into general insurance and protection as commission from pensions dries up in the wake of stakeholders. They believe many members will abandon personal pensions as low margin stakeholder style products are launched prior to the stakeholder&#39s introduction in April 2001.Top networks are forecasting this, and other low margin […]

Skipton Building Societies assets jump 16 per cent

Skipton Building Society saw its group assets jump 16.4 per cent for the six months to June 30, 1999.The society now has assets in excess of £4.75bn up from £4.1bn for the same period last year.The society also saw its mortgage balances leap by 10.2 per cent to £3.53bn compared to £3.2bn for the first […]

Japanesse banks announce mega-merger

Three of Japan&#39s leading banks have announced they are to merge to form the world&#39s largest financial group.The three consisting of Fuji Bank, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank and Industrial Bank of Japan aim to complete the tie up by the spring of 2002.The plans will create a bank with combined assets of about $1,300bn (£812bn) far […]


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