“He’s a bit of a wide boy but also a very wide boy.” – Financial Express’s Paul Wynne comments on a friend in the investment technology industry.”It’s brilliant. I get to do exactly the same – go to all the parties, get all the stories – but now I can work in my dressing gown while watching Trisha. I love it.” – Helen Monks on the benefits of being a freelance journalist.”You’re not ringing to ask what kind of sh*t it is?” KeyData’s Roddy Vaughan-Thomas gets technical on biomass.Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor James Phillipps, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0207 943 8035
All things considered, I think that the pension protection fund is unlikely to achieve anything at all but the closure of yet more final-salary pension schemes.
The Personal Finance Society says its generic advice pilot scheme is working and has blamed difficulties on the Citizen’s Advice Bureaux. Director of public affairs John Ellis says the PFS has thrown its weight behind the scheme but stands by claims that getting advisers to do pro bono work has been a problem. He says […]
It was about five years ago when I moved my client bank to a fee basis.
Eight new members have signed up to the Association of Mutual Insurers, bringing total membership to 21.The addition of new members means the AMI now represents almost 5 per cent of premiums of the UK insurance market, with assets under management of 71 bn and 17 m policyholdersThe new members are Communication Workers Friendly Society, […]
Johnson Fleming employees have raised more than £400 for their chosen charity of the year, CLIC Sargent, with a series of fundraising events.
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