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Pension adviser named Woman of the Year

IFA Pam Warren was named Woman of the Year this week in recognition of her work in pushing for improvements in rail safety. Ms Warren, who formerly ran her own pensions advice company, received the award after receiving severe burns in the Paddington rail crash two years ago, and undergoing 22 operations to her face. She said that she accepted the award on behalf of the Paddington Survivors Group, the organisation she helped set up to fight for improvements in rail safety after the crash.


AMP sets up direct sales force

AMP is creating a 500-strong direct salesforce to give non-FSA regulated face to face advice.AMP’s existing 2,000-strong salesforce will be reorganised to create the new team. It will also operate under the Pearl brand and will offer general insurance, banking products and mortgages through AMP Bank, Abbey National, Alliance & Leicester, Nationwide and Woolwich.

Christows appointed to InterAlliance panel

Independent stockbroker Christows has been appointed to the Inter Alliance advisory panel of discretionary portfolio managers.The move will make Christows Private Portfolio account available to investors through Inter Alliance.The account has a minimum investment of £50,000 and offers IFAs up to 3 per cent initial commission and 1 per cent trail.

IFAs warn public may be misled as FSA issues tables

IFAs have accused the FSA of encouraging investors to seek lower-charging investments despite industry warnings that cheaper charges do not equate to good performance.The publication last week of the FSA&#39s unit trust and Oeic comparative tables initially for UK growth funds has led IFAs to accuse the FSA of contradicting its own mission statement of […]

Finance 4 Professionals – Buy-to-Let Tracker

Monday, 15 October 2001.Type: Buy-to-let tracker.Tracker term: Three years.Tracker rate: Bank of England base rate plus 1.15 per cent.Minimum loan: £50,000.Maximum loan: Up to 85 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £1m.Income multiples: Subject to negotiation.Arrangement fee: £399.Redemption fee: None.Conditions: Only available to accountants, actuaries, barristers, dentists, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, solicitors and […]


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