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Aviva to start £600m share buy-back

Aviva is planning to buy back £600m of its own shares, in an effort to deploy £2bn of excess capital this year. The provider says it has “significant excess capital” and this year will use £900m for debt reduction, £500m for acquisitions and £600m for the share buy-back. The buy-back will run from today to […]

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PFS to launch free financial education programme for schools

The Personal Finance Society is set to launch a free nationwide financial education programme for schools this September. The initiative, called Education Champions, aims to help the PFS establish a link with every secondary school and college of further education in the country. It will build on the society’s existing discover fortunes programme, which uses […]

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Brewin profits jump as new advisers targeted

Discretionary fund manager Brewin Dolphin has recorded another £38m in profits for the first half of the year, despite a drop in assets under management. The DFM blames “lower investment returns” for a slight fall in total assets from £40.1bn to £39.7bn. However, profits were up 20 per cent, as net inflows from advisers reached £900m […]

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