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Online purchasing services improved

EMX, the online messaging service for the purchase, sales and valuation of unit trusts, has speeded up the process by which intermediaries can input orders to product providers.

The improved service allows intermediaries to place buying and selling instructions on one screen rather than a series of screens and to customise screens to show information specifically required to place an order with a particular provider.

EMX chief executive Caroline Lee says: “There has already been a substantial increase in the number of messages being placed by intermediaries as a result of the easier access screens.”


Chase Fleming – FF-Global Dynamic Fund

Friday, 12th January 2001.Type: Sicav.Aim: Growth by investing in world wide stocks.Minimum investment: Lump sum £2,000, monthly £50.Place of registration: Luxemburg.Investment split: Australia 1.3 per cent, Belgium 0.4 per cent, Canada 2.6 per cent, Denmark 0.4 per cent, Finland 1.3 per cent, France 5.4 per cent, Germany 3.6 per cent, Hong Kong 1.2 per cent, […]

&#39SMEs are suffering&#39

Small and medium-sized companies could be receiving bad advice in the run-up to stakeholder pensions, according to research by pension administration specialist FPS Group and the Federation of Small Business. The research claims many businesses get poor advice, with companies being recommended poorly performing pension providers. It shows 73 per cent of small and medium-sized […]

Yorkshire Building Society – Tessa Only Isa

Wednesday, 17th January 2001.Type: Cash IsaAim: Growth.Minimum investment: £100.Maximum investment: £9,000.Catmarked: No.Investment choice: 100 per cent cash.Interest rate: Fixed at 5.9 per cent gross a year.Charges: None.Withdrawal penalty: No withdrawals permitted during term.Commission: None.Tel: 0845 1200100. 

EFM in awareness drive

Edinburgh Fund Managers is aiming to raise brand awareness with an ad campaign on the theme of “Rock Solid”. The campaign aims to support the work of IFAs in generating new business. IFAs are responsible for around 95 per cent of EFM&#39s fund sales. The drive kicks off with a nationwide poster campaign. P osters […]

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Absence management systems gone AWOL from UK’s SMEs, reports Jelf

A quarter (23 per cent)* of the UK’s small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not have an absence management system in place, according to new research from Jelf Employee Benefits. Despite 69 per cent* of organisations having a system in place, three-quarters (75 per cent) report that it is not providing them with sufficiently empowering absence or health data to inform an effective wellbeing programme.


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