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NU kids on the £20m starting blocks

Norwich Union is backing UK athletics with a five-year £20m sponsorship deal which covers the British team and major domestic televised meetings.

More than £4m will be invested in grassroots development initiatives to encourage young people into athletics.

Pictured at the Thames Valley Sports Centre, Eton are (left to right): Philip Scott, Chief Executive of Norwich Union Life, Marvin Robinson of Slough Grammar, UK decathlon world championship silver medallist Dean Macey and Katharine Merry, UK 400m runner.


Friends goes forth

With regard to the article about Friends Provident (Money Marketing, September 6), in March this year you published my letter about that company&#39s third approach to one of our clients inviting her to an inheritance tax seminar.Following publication, I received a telephone call from the director of IFA operations, who assured me that my client […]

Bank of England cuts rate to 4.75 per cent

The Bank of England has cut interest rates by 0.25 per cent to 4.75 per cent, following yesterday&#39s 0.5 per cent cuts by the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.The cut was made desite inflation rising 0.4 per cent last month to 2.6 per cent, just above the Government&#39s target rate of 2.5 […]

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Since last week&#39s events in the US, there is a curious problem for anyone who tries to describe the financial landscape emerging from the destruction of the World Trade Center and the mass murder that went with it – language.Words like “disaster”, “outrage” and “tragedy” have been previously applied so frequently by the press to […]

Smee says IFAs must encourage youth

At this week&#39s Institute of Financial Planning conference at Warwick University the message on how important education and technology are to IFAs was drummed home to members.In a question time session Aifa director general Paul Smee criticised IFAs for their reluctance to recruit and train graduates and encourage young, educated people to join the profession.In […]


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