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Nucleus signs up six more firms

Six more adviser firms have joined Nucleus, taking the number of firms with a stake in the platform to 34. More than 200 advisers now use Nucleus, with assets under control at about 8bn.

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The Bank of England has cut base rate to 5.25 per cent from 5.5 per cent today as was widely expected.The MPC judged that a reduction in rates by 0.25 per cent was necessary to meet the 2 per cent target for CPI inflation in the medium term.CPI inflation was at 2.1 per cent in […]

King to reign for further five years

Mervyn King has been reappointed as governor of the Bank of England for a second five-year term.He became governor in July 2003 after being deputy governor from 1998 to 2003.Chancellor Alistair Darling says: “Mervyn King has played a key role in delivering macroeconomic stability in the UK and his leadership and experience will continue to […]

Sesame survives the sell-off

Sesame will stay in the Friends Provident fold as it gives the insurer a good insight into the adviser market.As part of its strategic review, Friends is to sell high-net-worth IFA firm Pantheon but will keep Sesame. Friends bought the two firms last May, paying £75m for Sesame and £33m for Pantheon.The life office says […]

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Guide: how to… certify your pension scheme

Certification is highly complex and surrounded by a minefield of information and auto-enrolment jargon, which can make it very difficult to understand. However, for many employers it is a necessary process that must be executed successfully.

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