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Out of step

The Diary had the pleasure of spending the evening as a flapper girl at BM Solutions’ splendid 1920s-themed ball recently.

On the lookout to see who could be persuaded to get on the dancefloor. Robert Sterling managing director Kevin Duffy was happy to shake a few moves but the Diary can most definitely say that the dancing was as far off from a Charleston as you can get.


Women ‘carthorses’ care for their clients

Female IFAs are the “elegant carthorses” of the industry and are the caring face of advice.Bates IFA Maureen Conroy-Lake, one of the first female advisers at Millfield, says women should focus on advice with a personal touch. She believes that women do not shout about their achievements.Conroy-Lake says: “We might not be shining lights on […]

Broker talkback

Are you considering selling your business to avoid the impact of the RDR?No 100%No “We are not quite sure which way we are going yet but we will not be selling up although I think there will be plenty of people who will.”Michael Brill, Baronworth Investment Services No “We are in it for the long […]

Kensington latest lender to reprice adverse core range

Kensington has become the latest lender to announce that it is repricing its adverse core range despite denying last week that it would follow other lender’s moves. Kensington says it will be increasing the cost of its products by 0.55 per cent. The current range will be available until close of play on August 23 […]

Capita launches modular website builder for IFAs

Capita Enabler has launched a web service for advisers who want to create their own tailor-made and e-commerce-enabled web presence. The initiative is called ‘Modular Website’, the new package is a cost effective way for an intermediary to develop and maintain its own website. It uses a simple online editing tool, the template based structure […]


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